Our Specialties

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Joint Replacement Surgery: Hip, Knee and Shoulder
  • Revisions
  • Sports Medicine
  • Casting/Splinting
  • Counseling
  • Non-Surgical Interventions
  • Physical Therapy

Hospital Affiliations

  • Hour MagazineProvidence Hospital
  • Providence Park Hospital
  • Michigan Orthopaedic
    Specialty Hospital
  • Sinai Grace
  • Detroit Medical Center


Dr. Bak, Dr. Higginbotham, and Dr. Michaelson were recognized as some of the “Top Docs” in
Hour Detroit Magazine.

Porretta Center

Todd J. Frush, MD; David C. Markel, MD;
William Higginbotham, III, MD; Jeffrey Michaelson, MD;
Sean F. Bak, MD.

John P. O’Hara, III, MD; Charles Porretta, MD (Emeritus);
Michael Haynes, MD (Emeritus); James Bolz, MD.

The Porretta Center for Orthopaedic Surgery is a team of board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeons dedicated to providing excellent care for a wide range of orthopaedic problems. Our practice is one of the first orthopaedic practices of Providence Hospital, established in 1959 by Charles Porretta. Although he is now retired, our physicians remain impressed by his dedication and passion for medicine, and honor him by naming the practice after him.

The Porretta Center prides itself on the ability to provide both general orthopaedic surgical care, as well as treatment of complex musculoskeletal conditions, orthopaedic diseases, and sports medicine through advanced subspecialty training and surgical expertise. As key faculty members of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the DMC/Providence Hospital site, the surgeons at the Porretta Center remain active academically and are committed to supporting orthopaedic research and scholarly activity. Over the years our doctors have used their training, research, talent, and technology to ensure that our patients maintain their active lifestyle.

We are pleased to have you as a patient. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact our office and our trained staff will assist you in any way possible.

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