Doctor Q&A for Dr. Craig Goodhart

A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
32 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Pain around kneecap: Pain surrounding and behind the knee is pfp syndrome. Following a tkr it usually is the result of imbalance of the surrounding soft tissues or tightn ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
32 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Multiple causes: Knee instability occurs due to knee ligament injuries, malalignment problems and muscle weakness to name a few causes. We try to define and fix the p ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
32 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Preservation doctor: Hip arthroscopy can be very helpful for mild to moderate arthritis. Should exercise to maintain motion as best possible. Symptomatic care with medica ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
32 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
32 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Could be either: Stress fracture will likely get more intense as you continue the activity. Sharp stabbing pain like you describe sounds more like a stress fracture t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
32 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
32 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
32 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
32 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
32 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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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