Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.

Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.
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Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Joint Replacement and Revision, Orthopaedic, Adult Reconstruction, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, and Minimally Invasive Surgeon

Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Procedures

Fellowship-trained and board-certified in joint replacement and revision, orthopaedic surgery, adult reconstruction, arthroscopy and sports medicine, and minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Mark J. Tenholder specializes in ankle, elbow, foot, 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.

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. He also enjoys serving as a team physician for Choctawhatchee High School.

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


Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 1991
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Bachelor of Science with Honors 1993
University of Florida College of Medicine
Degree: M.D., with Honors 1997

Surgical Training:

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

Orthopaedic Associates
1034 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Main Phone: 850-863-2153

Orthopaedic Associates
36474C Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 3101
Destin, FL 32541

Main Phone: 850-837-3926

Orthopaedic Associates
554-D Twin Cities Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578

Main Phone: 850-678-2249

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

American Board of Orthopacdic 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 Chamber of Commerce
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Joint Replacement Center

“Dr. Tenholder did a total knee replacement for me in January 2015. I have never been more pleased with the outcome. I have no pain and am totally pleased with the outcome of my surgery. Dr Tenholder is an exceptional surgeon. His physician assistant Rick is extremely qualified and knowledgeable. The office staff, from checking to radiology to checkout, are terrific! After my surgery, I used Orthopaedic Associates Rehab department to do my physical therapy. They, too, are excellent! If ever I need an Orthoapedic medical practice in the future, I will definitely return to Orthopaedic Associates.”
– Dianne H.
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