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Dr. Christian Foglar

Orthopedic Surgery
San Jose, CA
33 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Orthopaedics

San Jose, CA

Address

6140 Camino Verde Drive , Suite L, San Jose, CA
Directions

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About

Bio

Born and raised in Basel Switzerland, Medical School in Basel, trained in Switzerland and USA, UCLA, UCSF, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Research, Florida orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, 11 years in the US Army, LtCol, 2 deployments, Orthopaedic surgeon fluent in 6 languages

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English, German, Italian

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Age?: this makes no sense You are 20 and stop growing by 16 unless there is some endocrine disease. Till aid fractures only occur in teenagers who still hav... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
LCP: At your age you would already have it. X-ray is the way to diagnose it.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Arthritis: After perthes, even with corrective surgery your risk for getting arhtirits is very high. Get an x-ray. It could be other things too but the starting ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Knee cap: If it is burstitis in front of your knee cap (not behind knee cap) then put hot towels on it and don't kneel or bend much. Use Motrin too. If it does ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Internet: You should be able to find someone by looking on the company website physician locator. Most companies have that. More importantly you need to underst... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Bioknee: A meniscus replacement is unproven experimental and has very few indications. Although dr stone is a pioneer in that field advertising meniscus replac... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Sounds right: The recommendation by pt sounds right. If you overdo it you will swell and hurt and have a setback. Motivation is important but the first two week tak... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No: No disrespect but the question does not make sense. Modulus of elasticity is a material property and a mismatch of that would depend on implant choice... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Bone stimulation: Apart from creating good conditions for healing such as having enough calcium and vitamin d (1.5 g of calcium und 800 units of vit d taken in 2 or thr... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
X-ray: The answer really depends on the facture. I neeed to see a x-ray to answer that. You will get various answers. I am very aggressive at letting people ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Difficult to know: Loosening is often an enigma. Infection can cause or trauma such as a fall. A certain percentage gets it and we do not know why. There may be factors ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Until pain gone: Until the pain is close to gone. If the pain is mild you can still work out or practice.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends but: Typically most fracture heal in about 3 months but may continue remodelling for up to a year. After three months most fractures are healed to the poin... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
More info: Impossible to make a diagnosis. Many reasons for pain. Could be anything. It only hurts when you sit? What about stairs? Where does it hurt. How long?... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: The iliotibial band can snap and feel stuck over the greater trochanter of the femur. Treatment is stretching. It can also happen with the iliopsoas ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Yes to all of the above. Grinding sounds unusual though. If the noise comes from kneecap then it is the kneecap and not menisucs. However it sure soun... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Foglar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No: A study showed that bed rest is the worst thing for back pain. 2 groups, one was on bed rest the other staid moderately active. The bed rest group got... Read More

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Mar 6, 2014
very busy but one thing for sure he cares about you and he has heart. Thank you Dr. Foglar for saving my hands from total lack of use. His staff are just as fantastic and professional in every way.L....Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Foglar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Foglar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! This device has lowest revision rate of any other knee per NJR.
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Thanks for your quick reply! i think technique and parts not for my activity leverl
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Basel Faculty of Mecicine, Switzerland
Graduated 1989MD

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