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Dr. Christopher Dougherty

Orthopedic Surgery
Bentonville, AR
26 years experience male

Locations

Christopher Dougherty

Bentonville, AR

Address

1504 se 28th, Bentonville, AR
Directions

Fax

4792731255

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Medicaid

United healthcare

Office

Bentonville, AR

Agility Center Orthopedics

Bentonville, AR

About

Bio

Fellowship Trained in Sports medicine. Specializing in arthroscopy of the hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Cartilage Restoration.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

104 Answers
393 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Text neck: Neck pain due to the position of the electronic device held while is use is one of the most common electronic device related orthopedic conditions. K... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Chondromalacia : Sometimes we graft chondral defects, such as in cases where they are painful. Realignment osteotomies, in combination with a cartilage resurfacing may... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Stiffness: Need more info to help you. Does it lock and get stuck? Is it stiff when you first wake up and then loosen up?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
ACL surgery: The timing of walking depends on your surgery. The devices used to hold the graft in place may be different from surgeon to surgeon. Some allow walk... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Bow legs: The alignment of your knees is how your skelton formed as you developed. In order to change the alignment of the bones you would need an osteotomy wh... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Clavicle fracture: Your break should be well healed by now. I would encourage you to strengthen the muscles about the shoulder blade and rotator cuff to help you fully ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Clavicle fracture: Your break should be well healed by now. I would encourage you to strengthen the muscles about the shoulder blade and rotator cuff to help you fully ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
X-rays: Standing x-rays are best at detecting early joint space narrowing.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Knock knees: The alignment of your chest is how your skelton formed as you developed. In order to change the alignment of the bones you would need an osteotomy wh... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Tendonitis: Sounds a lot like tendinitis and this can be from a number of causes. Stretching and hip strengthening exercises are important. Vitamin supplements... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Meniscus tear: Meniscus tears can cause swelling and inflammation in the knee which can make it feel warm to the touch. Elevation of the knee and antiinflammatories... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
ACL sprain: Acl sprains can take up to 6-8 weeks to recover from. What's most important is that you focus on core strengthening so that you have the strength to ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Chronic ankle sprain: 3 months after an ankle sprain, most of your symptoms should be improved. If you are experiencing giving out or locking and catching these may repre... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Obturator entrapment: Yes open release is carried out more commonly. In your area i would seek out a neurosurgeon or sports medicine specialist familiar with the diagnosis... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Snapping hip: Snapping hip can be due to tendons in front, or along the side of the hip. Without an ortho evaluation it is difficult to tell. Typically painless s... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Patellar tendonitis: It may help to wear it more consistently. The basic idea of the strap is that it changes the force as it goes through the tendon.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Rotator cuff: Start with some easy exercises to work the muscles of the shoulder blade that the rotator cuff attaches to. This will take some of the strain off the ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Rotator cuff: Start with some easy exercises to work the muscles of the shoulder blade that the rotator cuff attaches to. This will take some of the strain off the ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
IT Band Syndrome: It band syndrome can be due to inflammation of the band itself or the bursa along the band. Stretching is the mainstay of treatment. Cross your feet ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Patellar tendonitis: It may help to wear it more consistently. The basic idea of the strap is that it changes the force as it goes through the tendon.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Recovery: Unfortunately there is no way to speed up recovery. Tissue heals at a fairly set pace that varies a little from person to person. Follow your doctor... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Knee pain: Pain the knee can be due to tendonitis, plica, cartilage wear, synovitis, weakness, vitamin deficiency. Just too many possibilities without a proper ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Exercise: Any exercise with weights is beneficial to the skeleton. It is important to remember that osteoporosis affects men as much as women and maintaining b... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Nonunion: Nonunions can be very problematic. If you have tried vitamin d and calcium supplements as well as a bone stimulator and your fracture shows little si... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Bone tumor: There are both benign and non benign tumors seen on imaging studies. Benign tumors often have an appearance that resembles their expected appearance... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Patella fracture: A fractured patella often is the result of a direct blow such as in a fall. The knee can swell fairly significantly. Inability to straighten out th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Locked knee: Unfortunately a locked knee means something has blocked movement. This can be a cartilage injury or loose body, meniscus tear. Occasionally a large ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Elbow sprain: Typically sprains heal over 6-8 weeks, however severe sprains or complete tears sometimes require reconstructive surgery. Initial rest and ice with a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Hip arthroscopy: Soreness and tight feeling are to be expected. Low back pain and hip pain can be present. Physiotherapy is very important after surgery to help your... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Labral tear hip: Depending on the type of labral tear your surgeon might simply debride it or shave it so it doesn't tear further, or in some cases repair it back to t... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Hip arthroscopy: It is important to keep exercising after surgery. A small injury can cause the muscles around the hip to become weak and the result is renewed pain. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Sprain: The er physician will perform your exam. At that point depending on your diagnosis they may refer you to your primary care physician or into an orth... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Artificial joints: Typically they are made from surgical steel and a special plastic but sometimes parts are also made of ceramic.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
ACL tear: The acl is the main ligament that keeps your shin bone from sliding out from under your thigh bone. There are people who can function without one but... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Fracture healing: Almost all fractures take at least 8 weeks to heal but can take longer depending on your physical condition and any other medical problems you may hav... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Tennis emlbow: Tennis elbow can resolve. It is typically an overuse injury. Anti-inflammatory medication may help including pills or creams. A tennis elbow strap wo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Labral tear: No a break is not necessary to have a labral tear. Depending on the nature of your injury this can be seen in a 13 yo and if there is a tear, and th... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Hip pain: We need more information. Such as is she stiff when she starts walking. Where is the pain located. Is there any locking or catching. Has she tried ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Elbow sprain: Typically sprains heal over 6-8 weeks, however severe sprains or complete tears sometimes require reconstructive surgery. Initial rest and ice with a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Tennis elbow: Tennis elbow can resolve. It is typically an overuse injury. Anti-inflammatory medication may help including pills or creams. A tennis elbow strap wo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Posture exercises: Sit ups, slide planks, and supermans are excellent to start with. Good posture takes an effort all day to sit up as the muscles require endurance to... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Sports medicine: Orthopedic surgeons who complete a sports medicine fellowship specialize in this field.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Sports Medicine: There are physicians that have completed sports medicine fellowship programs who are not orthopedic surgeons and do not perform surgery. Orthopedic s... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Arm pain: Pain only after bowling on the front can be from several sources. I would start with a sports medicine specialist to determine what you can do to hel... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Genuine Varum: If you are having pain and it is due to the deformity and you have good joint space, you can have an osteotomy to cut and bend the bone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Osteitis pubis: Osteitis pubis is a central ache directly over the junction of the pubic bones. It can be very difficult to distinguish this from a groin pull as the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Recovery after sx: It depends on the incision and the activity you want to do. Typically the wound fully heals by 6 weeks from surgery. Sensitivity may last a few wee... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Hip click: Clicking in the hip can be due to a cartilage year in the hip or a tendon outside the hip directly in front or along the side. Stretching the psoas a... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Osteoporosis: The best way to treat with over the counter medications is with vitamin d supplementation as well as with calcium. Typical diets do not contain enough... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Sometimes loose bodies or floaters or meniscus tears in the knee become more noticeable with more fluid in the knee. It's not necessarily a side effe... Read More

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Feb 26, 2013
I have known Dr. Dougherty since he was a medical student learning from me. He was one of the best-liked members of his class and has gone on to be an elite practitioner in a challenging specialty. A ...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dougherty is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dougherty is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your reply!my mother age 47.she has not drink alcohol,smoke.she dont eat more fat foods but she has the hip pain for last 4 days
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This saved my life. Thank You! I've already left. So that's good. But am left with injuries. Thank you for your response. Very much.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I had a knee injury@ 12 playing basketball never had surgery help causing problems

Education & Training

Residency

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Magna Cum Laude
Top Doctor, Third Place, Arkansas - Winter
2013

Affiliations

St marys hospital
northwest medical center
St marys regional medical center
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