Dr. Richard D. Knauft, MD

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Dr. Richard D. Knauft, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Virginia Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists 3300 High St Ste 1, Portsmouth, VA 23707 Get Directions
(757) 673-5680

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Dr. Richard Knauft received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, in Loma Linda, California...   Read More

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine

    Board Certifications

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Disorders
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Arthritis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dislocated Joint
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Disorders
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Contracture
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprain
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Surgery
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement

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      • Amount or Range: Above Average
      • Nature of Complaint: INCIDENT LOCATION: SUFFOLK, VA
      • State: Virginia
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      No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      Loma Lina University
    • Internship Hospital
      Madigan General Hospital
    • Residency Hospital
      Brooke Army Med Center

      Completed in 1974

      Usa Hospital

      Completed in 1969

    • Fellowship Hospital
      National Hospital Rehab and Orth Surgery

      Completed in 1980

    • Undergraduate School
      Andrews University

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
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    • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    • Malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Knauft says...

    Dr. Richard Knauft received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, in Loma Linda, California in 1967. He served in the United States Army from 1966-1976 Medical Corp rank as Lieutenant Colonel. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Brook Army Medical Center in 1974.  He received his board certification in 1977 from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In 1980, he received a Hand Surgery Fellowship from the National Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation in Alexandria, Virginia.

    Dr. Knauft has active memberships with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Association of Hand Surgery and Portsmouth Academy of Medicine. Dr. Knauft specializes in Hand and Wrist Reconstruction Surgery and General Orthopaedics.

    When not at work, Dr. Knauft enjoys dirt bike racing with his two sons. 

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    Dr. Knauft's Care Philosophy

    VOSS offers patients more than surgical options to relieve joint pain and spinal problems. We are a full service orthopaedic health care system that utilizes a variety of procedures to customize treatments for every patient who walks through the door. The senior citizen with arthritis, the high school lacrosse player with a leg injury, and the young mother suffering post-natal back pain each require a different procedure to achieve optimal health. Whatever you need from us with regards to spinal and joint health, VOSS has the knowledge, the skilled physicians, and advanced equipment to ensure your recovery.