Dr. Bradley Butkovich

Orthopedic Surgery
Virginia Beach, VA
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Virginia Beach

Address

230 Clearfield Avenue, Suite 124, Virginia Beach
Directions

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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

Doctor Q&A

408 Answers
118 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
The top ten things : That cause avn is alcohol, alcohol, alcohol, etc. The other minor causes include excessive steroid use, metabolic diseases, deep sea diving, trauma t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Because: It is not normal for our jaw to dislocate in the first place. Every time it dislocates and you pop it back in makes it more likely to pop out the nex... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
A broken arm: can be anything from minor to major. Fractures have significant pain, deformity and loss of function. Fractures can be stabilized by a splint or Cas... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 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 male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
A heel spur is : Probably what is bothering you. All a heel spur is is the pull of the plantar fascia (arch fascia) on the heel. It gets tight and inflamed an pulls on... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Go to the ER!!: Some scorpions venom is quite toxic and cause nerve and tissue damage and or start to affect your ability to breathe and function.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Immobilize: Rest ice nsaids give it a few days the come out of it and start moving it. If it is not getting better or if there is a deformity see your doc.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Meniscus Tear: Is a possibility. Other thing to consider are patellofemoral pain, synovitis or a symptomatic plica. It depends where it hurts in you knee. If it i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 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 member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Arthroscopy RC: If you truly have a torn rotator cuff and you are relatively active and not bedridden you should get it fixed. In other words most of the time we do f... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
None: No evidence of a link between arthritis and high cholesterol exists to my knowledge.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Not typically: Your mcl is one of the few ligaments that if you injure it doesn't need to be repaired. It would be unusual to find an mcl tear at arthroscopy, parti... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Probably lateral: Epicondylitis. Pain on outside of elbow with gripping an grabbing. Pain radiating up arm and into forearm. Treat it with ice massage, wrist brace to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
In a word NO.: Pt offices are a mix of patients with many different issues. Exclusive sports pt offices exist but they are usually in or associated with a sports pr... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Up to you: I usually tell my patients to get rid of the crutches when they feel their knee is strong enough to stand. If all you had was a debridement. Then ther... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yep!!: You sure can zumba is fantastic. My wife is closely affiliated with the ymca and we went to a dinner for the local y. They had success story after suc... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
I would probably: Seek at the very least a medical exam. The worst thing it could be is testicular torsion which twists the testicle inside the sac and cuts off blood ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Not typically : Unless you have a problem. If it is a simple procedure such as a menisectomy i typically discharge my patients at 4-6 weeks. If it is a joint replac... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Knee pain: You can try ice and nsaids. Also athletic creams such as bio freeze and flex all can help. Keeping your quad strong is also beneficial as well as prac... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Hard sole shoe : Wear a hard sole shoe. Until the toe is feeling better about 3-4 weeks. Buddy taping to an adjacent toe also helps.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
STRETCH!!!: Stretch and hold with a towel or splint, water and time. If you have a companion get them to massage your legs where the cramp is.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Reynaud's Syndrome: Is and can cause blue fingers. If it is cold, or you smoke it can make it much worse. It has varying levels of severity from mild to digit threateni... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Costochondritis can : Explain the symptoms that you are having. It is caused by inflammation at the rib junctions. Typically exercises like bench press, shoulder flys, an... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Might be gout: But difficult to tell without visual evidence. If you have a history of gout that might be it.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Tough to say: But any trauma can cause arthritic changes in a joint including your neck. It is also possible that you have some residual scar tissue from the injur... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression (wrap it) and elevation. Nsaids will also help. Use it as soon as you feel comfortable.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Evaluation by a doc: And x-ray will typically diagnose arthritis it is not common in young people but most of us have some form of arthritis in our knees or elsewhere by t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Scoliosis: Has no effect on your ability to deliver or birth a baby. Prepare for your child's birth as anyone else would.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Could be: Many things, usually if you work with any muscle and it fatigues it can spasm. Common in calf muscles, quad muscles after running around all day. Com... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Probably ok: Continue to watch it if the redness spreads or it becomes painful seek further care.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Posture exercise: Yes it is absolutely ok! it may actually improve your posture. Children with scoliosis in the early and moderate stages are not restricted from athle... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with carrying weight, excessive bending or a simple back strain. Furthermore ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
NSAIDs can help: As well as epidural spine injections. Sometimes physical therapy helps as well. If you start to get neurological symptoms numbness tingling weakness ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Non-operative treatm: Ent is always preferred over operative treatment. It is very possible that the cortisone injection and brace will work. The tfcc is kind of like the... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: Stenosis can cause impingment on peripheral nerves, need further eval by a neurologist or spine doc.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
You need to be : More specific. If it is currently broken, time will tell. Outside of that need to know more about the injury, place problems, etc. Pt is generally ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Not really: A bakers cyst is more of a symptom of something else going on inside your knee like a meniscus tear or arthritis that is what is probably causing your... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
For the ACL : Reconstruction is the gold standard, typically done with a graft tendon harvested from your own patella or hamstring. For the the PCL tendon surgery ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Could be recurrent : Disc issue above or below the disc you had surgery on at the l3-4 level or l5-s1 level. Could also be some arthritis that is setting in status post s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Need more info: Like where in the knee? If it is in the front could be the knee cap and arthritis or tendonits or impingement of the fat pad. If it is on the inside ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Inititally i would: Try a knee sleeve (neoprene type) that you can get at your local drugstore or walmart. Also if you are working out try icing the knee afterwards and ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Is probably the most likely diagnosis. Plantar foot massage, stretching and a whole barrage of exercises can be done to help. Wear good tennis shoes a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
You can try: But typically after a shoulder dislocation your shoulder will remain painful and weak for a period of time and also be more susceptible to redislocati... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Cast covers are : Popular you can buy them at many drugstores http://www.Castcoverz.Com/shower-in-cast.Php other wise use a trash bag with a rubber band above the cas... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: A supracondylar fracture is a pretty significant and debilitating fracture if not treated. Particularly if it is displaced or involves the joint. W... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Cortisone shots: Should help if they actually got into the knee joint, at the worst they should make no difference. It is possible that the injection did not get into... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Gout Can be : Associated with joint pain and drinking. Typically it is in one or maybe two joints and most commonly the big toe. In general drinking beer every day ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Trigger thumb: Is a likely diagnosis. Especially if it is an isolated finger. Typically it will feel stiff in the morning and may lock-up. It will feel like it is ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Difficult to know: As it is a tiny muscle and tendon on the posterior lateral aspect of your knee. Usually if you have torn or sprained it, it is associated with another... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
One of the best : Activities I have found to keep joints flexible is a stretching regimen. Yoga is a fantastic stretching regimen and is also a fitness program that ca... Read More
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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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