Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.

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    Rustin Sorensen, P.A.-C.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certified
Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Joint Replacement and Revision, Orthopaedic, Adult Reconstruction, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, and Minimally Invasive Surgeon

Fellowship-trained and board-certified in joint replacement and revision, orthopaedic surgery, adult reconstruction, arthroscopy and sports medicine, and minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Mark Tenholder specializes in elbow, general orthopaedics, hand, hip, joint replacement and revision, knee, shoulder, sports medicine, and wrist. He joined Orthopaedic Associates in August 2004.

Dr. Tenholder graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He then completed an orthopaedic surgery internship and residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Tenholder went on to complete an orthopaedic surgery fellowship at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York, New York. Dr. Tenholder also has advanced education and training in performing robotic-arm assisted orthopaedic procedures. Please use the buttons below to learn more about these procedures.

Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Procedures

ROSA® Knee Robotic Assisted Procedures

In his free time, Dr. Tenholder enjoys spending time with his wife and children, golfing, boating, fishing, spending time at the beach, snow skiing, and water skiing.

Dr. Tenholder is available to see patients at our locations in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville, and Crestview.





    • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1991
    • Bachelor of Science With Honors: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1993
    • Doctor of Medicine With Honors: University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, 1997

    Surgical Training

    • Orthopaedic Surgery Internship: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, 1997 – 1998
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, 1999 – 2003
    • Research Fellowship: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, 1998 – 1999
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction, Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, and Minimally Invasive Surgery: Insall Scott Kelly Institute, New York, NY, 2003 – 2004

    Surgical Interests

    • Arthritis and Joint Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Computer-Navigated Surgery
    • Gender-Specific Surgery
    • Alternative Bearing Hip Replacement
    • Arthroscopy
    • Sports Medicine and Ligament Reconstruction
    • Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Surgery
    • General Adult and Pediatric Orthopaedics

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Emerald Coast Health Alliance
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    • Florida Orthopaedic Society
    • Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Joint Replacement Center
    • Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin Chambers of Commerce
    • Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Joint Replacement Center