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Dr. Harlan Stratton

Orthopedic Surgery
Scottsdale, AZ
48 years experience male

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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Strongly recommend a complete evaluation by your internist (NOT a GP), along with whatever testing is indicated by the evaluation. Further testing may... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
The medial meniscus is located on the inside part of the joint and is subject to much greater forces than the lateral (or outside) meniscus cartilage.... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
First you need to be seen by your internist (NOT a GP) and depending on the findings of a complete evaluation, you may require referral for a biopsy o... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
I would not recommend having a steroid injection at this point. You and your orthopaedic surgeon are still evaluating just how successful the viscosu... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Prior to ANY further treatment, you need to have a concrete diagnosis! Other than a malignant cancer or life threatening infection, an amputation in ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Suggest you see a fellowship trained MD specialist in foot/ankle surgery, i.e., an orthopaedic surgeon.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Assuming you are taking the new medication as prescribed, there is always a short period of time needed for the drug to reach adequate, ie. therapeuti... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
First, I suggest that you obtain a hard copy of the operative report (from your surgeon). Next you will need to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeo... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Referral: First have a comprehensive medical evaluation with laboratory studies and X-rays of both ankles and feet is needed. Pending the results of these, a s... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Unknown: You will need to visit your local orthopaedic surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation, to include X-rays of the neck and both shoulders. There is inad... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
More testing needed: These symptoms are too vague to allow for a more detailed response. These problems are best evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. This will require a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Impingement Syndrome: At your age the most probable explanation is an "impingement syndrome" involving the hip joint on the affected side. A positive physical exam would s... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Time for a checkup!: This problem could have several causes, from a torn Meniscus cartilage to arthritis. It sounds like it is time for an orthopaedic evaluation AND an M... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Need surg consult: A Grade 2 Spondylolisthesis definitely needs to be evaluated and treated by an orthopaedic or neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal surgery. You are... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Not at this time: You sustained a bad bruise, but the chance of a fracture is very low. As long as you can bear weight, local treatment for your symptoms is warranted.... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
I strongly recommend an evaluation by a local orthopaedic surgeon. He/she will no doubt obtain several X-rays of your elbow, and those, coupled with ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Probable knee injury: If the knee symptoms continue, you should obtain an orthodaedic consultation. Your prior knee injury may have caused an injury which has been aggrava... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
It suggests a local issue. It obviously shows significant inflammation but the exact cause requires a bit more exploration. The inflammation could be... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Poss spinal unstable: You may expect to have symptoms from the burst fractures for up to 2 years post injury. If you indeed sustained multiple burst fractures you may have ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
I strongly urge you to have an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon prior to ANY type of treatment. Unfortunately the chiropractors believe that ALL ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
A Torn Meniscus does not show up on plain X-rays. An MRI would be the best imaging study. However, for the time being, I suggest using crutches or a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
I would suggest either a neurologist or an orthopaedic surgeon. There are MANY reasons for limping and you will require a complete evaluation and tes... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Time for a checkup!: Spina Bifida may occur without any skin or neurologic complications. However, if your symptoms are severe or getting worse (progressive) then a comp... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
Arthritis, advanced: These symptoms are most consistent with moderately advanced arthritis. You need to have an orthopedic evaluation and X-rays in the near future. If yo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harlan Stratton
48 years experience
You should be evaluated for a possible torn Labrum, the rim of cartilage around the hip joint. Find an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hips an... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stratton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks! I have an appt. Wednesday with my primary and I'll go from there to see if I need to escalate. Appreciate the advice!
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am experiencing the exact symptoms described. Very frustrating...
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank You, I will contact an orthopedic surgeon.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 1974MD
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