Dr. Craig Goodhart

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Carrollton, TX
34 years experience male

Locations

OrthoTexas

Address

4780 N. Josey lane
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Graduated from the Ohio State University in Orthopedic surgery and fellowship from Oklahoma University . Board certified and fellowship trained in sports medicine and knee reconstruction. Over 20 years of working at all level of athletes from highly competitive children to professional athletes.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
34 years experience
therapy is importan: This sounds like you have patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is the result of mild damage to the cartilage behind her kneecap or a chronic strain to ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
34 years experience
Frequent stretching: Chronic tendinitis occurs due to overload of the tendon leading to changes to the tissue. Try to avoid bent knee actvities (squats, stairs, lunges). S... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
34 years experience
Pain will resolve: Following removal of a plica you have some scar tissue and general synovitis (inflammation of joint). These are likely the reason for your pain. Modif... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
34 years experience
Suture the meniscus: The meniscal root is important in maintaining the function of the meniscus. It is generally fixed by suturing the meniscus to the capsule or bone. Thi... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
34 years experience
Root Tear=Displaceme: A tear of the meniscal root leads to displacement of the meniscus. 2 of the main attachments of the meniscus are at the root both in the front and ba... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
34 years experience
Chronic overuse: Tennis elbow occurs due to repetitive micro tearing of the wrist extensor muscles. Eventually changes occur in the tissue making it difficult to heal.... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
34 years experience
Light exercise ok: You should be able to perform light stretching and isometric knee exercises. Aerobic activities such as light swimming, aquatherapy, and stationary b... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
34 years experience
No doc needed: Sounds like significant muscle injury. Use crutches if necessary to rest and walk normally. Ice for 72hours then heat/ice. Light stretching. Tylenol ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
34 years experience
Sounds like tear: What you are describing in orthopedics is called the apley's test and is characteristic of a meniscus tear. Similar pain can occur if you have some a... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
34 years experience
Observation for now: It is not uncommon to have pain a month after a tkr. Common reasons are the therapy leading to swelling and inflammation of surrounding tissues. Rarel... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
34 years experience
Too painful stop: This depends on how severe the impingement was noted during arthroscopy. If mild to moderate it is reasonable to continue with therapy at home and a... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goodhart is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goodhart is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you. Therapy and thunderstorms make a perfect storm for pain and inflammation. Doing better today.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1989MD

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