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Dr. Bradley Butkovich

Orthopedic Surgery
Virginia Beach, VA
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Virginia Beach

Address

230 Clearfield Avenue, Suite 124, Virginia Beach
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About

Bio

Bradley T. Butkovich, MD, born in New Mexico, grew up in Virginia and attended the University of Richmond on a full athletic football scholarship. There he received his undergraduate and masters degrees in Biology. He went on to receive his medical training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and then completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Florida-Gainesville. Later, he performed a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia.At Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, Dr. Butkovich is board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, as well as general orthopaedics. He currently works as a consultant with the Washington Redskins and participates as an examining physician for the NFL combines in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Butkovich has served as a physician for the Eastern Shore Ballet Company as well as the high schools of the Eastern Shore of Virginia and as an orthopaedic expert on the “Health Matters” radio show. He has worked with the University of Florida, Randolph Macon College and currently provides care for Old Dominion University's Sports Teams. Married, with two daughters and two sons, Dr. Butkovich enjoys mountain biking, sailing, off-roading in his Jeep, drawing and reading science fiction in his spare time.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Virginia

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408 Answers
118 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Ignore: Sports and activities are encouraged. Curvature of the spine does not hinder participation.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Fractures: typically are associated with significant pain, swelling, bruising, loss of function, deformity and possibly instability of the involved limb or joint... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Antihistamine : Your throat issues may have been from post nasal drip, whereby the congestion in your nose drips down your throat and makes it sore and inflamed. Take... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
A great deal ....: Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the foraminal canals that the nerves exit from in the spine and can be caused by arthritis, disc herniation inflammat... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
LONG ARM CAST: you have to stabilize the elbow in order to properly support the proximal nature of the fracture.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Either: Is a possibility. If you strike your lower leg hard and it swells certainly the blood can come from soft tissue trauma to the muscles, tendons or even... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Orthopaedics and FP: Family practice docs typically practice sports medicine. Requires 4 years of medical school and either orthopaedic surgery residency (5years) or famil... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
It can be beneficial: But you don't necessarily need to wear one. It may help to keep your knee from giving out as it can increase your proprioception until your quadricep... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
See your doc: Get a physical exam and X-ray to eval for anything serious.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Certainly: you can work your upper body with weights or weight machines. You can do sit-ups and core type exercises. Swimming could be done if you have a water... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Get to a doctor: or ER. Stabilization is key for fractures as it will help with pain and prevent any further damage. The hand can be stabilized by a splint or Cast in... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Get to a doctor: or ER. Stabilization is key for fractures as it will help with pain and prevent any further damage. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
All NSAIDs work : Pretty well. Over the counter i tend toward aleve (naproxen) because you only have to take one pill two times a day with food versus advil that you ha... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Tough to answer...: In the usa orthopaedic surgeons fees for that procedure are typically around $2000. The expensive part of the surgery is the hospital cost, anesthesi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Ribs: No studies have shown that the size of the individual bones make you more susceptible to injury. The amount of calcium or strength if the bones is wha... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
None: No more than having thin legs or thin fingers. In other words none.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
If it is the joint : Near the end of you finger (the dip joint) it will not get better and most likely needs to be splinted as you have probably ruptured the extensor tend... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
It Depends: On how active you are and how much was done during surgery. For a routine knee scope i typically allow my patients back to work in 3-4 days if they h... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
An ACL tear is: Typically worse than a meniscus tear and often they occur together. Acl surgery requires reconstruction of the cruciate ligament using a harvested gr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Could be : Hypersensitivity in one of the nerves but sounds like shingles. Depends on how long it has been going on. Could also be a pinched nerve in your neck o... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
No: it is a muscle relaxer not a pain reliever. some narcotics contain acetaminophen like vicodin and percocet
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A member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
4-6 months typical: Gentle jogging and treadmill and then transition to full running around 4-6 months with increased side to side activity. Full recovery for sports 6-8 ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Probably a ganglion : Cyst. Typically come from a joint. Can be very painful. Most hand bumps are benign. Typically can be aspirated with a needle and decompressed or other... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Medial knee pain: Can be a sign of inflammation, or possibly a strain of the ligament. Your specific complaints tend to be concerning for a meniscus injury. You are too... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with by many things. Recommend NSAIDs, exercise and ab strengthening. Sleep ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Common with activity: Your urine can get slightly darker or pink tinged with increased exercise secondary to breakdown of muscle tissue and increase creatinine in the urine... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Take 15 mg once a day for 4-5 days.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Rc tendinitis or...: Bursitis. You most likely flared up your rotator cuff. As a result overhead activity hurts because your rotator cuff bangs against your shoulder blade... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Depends: Where the tendinitis is. Could be treated by injection, PT, bracing or steroids or a combination of all depending on where the pain is in your wrist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
I would be concerned: About a deep hip issue such as a landslide tear or femoral head issue such as arthritis or AVN. I would see and ortho doc and get a hip X-ray to rule ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
When a joint is out.: Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
The tendon is : Inflamed. It could be you have a small tear or irritation in the tendon. And the surrounding tissue called synovium of the tendon is swollen.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Joint line pain or: The hinge where your femur meets your tibia will be tender and can click or catch typically on the inside. Clicking and catching are two positive test... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
It Depends: On how active you are and how much was done during surgery. For a routine knee scope i typically allow my patients back to work in 3-4 days if they h... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: you will do just fine. That being said your knee will certainly be at risk for developing arthritis at an earlier age. The more pounding your knee ta... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Get to a doctor: or ER. Stabilization is key for fractures as it will help with pain and prevent any further damage. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Not sure about the..: question, but I assume you are asking about the surgery and recovery. Surgery is typically knee arthroscopy through two poke holes on either side of ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Rotator cuff: Tear might be the issue or at least damage to the tendon. I would see an Orthopaedic doc and have them eval further with exam, MRI and possibly cortis... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Could be many: things. If there was a trauma certainly i would worry about a growth plate injury in an 11 year old and that requires an X-ray and doc visit to an or... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Dehydration: is most likely the culprit. The muscles will start to misfire and twitch with the next stage being cramping. Drink some gatorade and H20. You shoul... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Partial or total hip: Replacement if it is displaced. If it is just a crack and not shifted out of position surgery can be done with three screws to keep the femoral head f... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Interest in athletes: And sports medicine is obviously key. Then 4 years of medical school and either orthopaedic surgery residency (5years) or family practice residency (3... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Orthopaedics and: Family practice docs typically practice sports medicine. Requires 4 years of medical school and either orthopaedic surgery residency (5years) or famil... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
No : None exist. Anything you have heard to fix scoliosis at home is false.
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A female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
OS disease: Isnt really a disease. It is an inflammation of the apophysis or growth plate where the patellar tendon attaches at your tibia. If it hurts ice, nsa... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
The first line of : Treatment should be evaluation by a sports medicine doc or orthopaedist. Dislocation can often just be subluxation and can be easily treated with ph... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Keep with it: 100 degrees is ok. It is more important to have full extension. Whatever you had pre-surgery for flexion is often what you have post surgery +10-15 de... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Usually not : Anything to worry about. Fractured wrist typically heal to the strength they were prior to fracture. If you had a simple fracture that was essential... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Reaction or tendinit: Difficult to know what is going on without more info. If it was her pitching hand could be just overuse tendinitis treated with rest, ice, elevation a... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Absolutely: Citrus fruit and vitamin c have no effect on arthritis. That is a myth. In fact vitamin c is essential to good tissue health.
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Testimonials
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Mar 2, 2013
Dr. Butkovich and I trained together at University of Florida. He is a very good surgeon with excellent skill and bedside manner.
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Mar 30, 2018
Dr. Butkovich took care of my fractured wrist. He was an excellent doctor plus also a very compassionate man.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Butkovich is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I was born with severe scoliosis in 72,I'm now 42 and would never play with home remidies when it comes to my spine especially. I hope other's do same
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you Dr Butkovich - really appreciate your quick reply & explanation. Was starting to panic & this has helped considerably!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr. Butkovich, Thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to answer my question (proximal humerus fracture). Maria

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Graduated 2000MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Richmond
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Richmond
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Shands Hospital at University of Florida

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Norfolk, VA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Norfolk, VA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Norfolk, VA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Consultant-Washington Redskins
Team Physician-Old Dominion University
City of Norfolk Public Schools
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