Dr. Shaka Walker, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

The Orthopedic Group 800 Plaza Dr Ste 240 Belle Vernon, PA 15012 Get Directions
Dr. Shaka Walker, MD
Dr. Shaka Walker, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Belle Vernon, PA. He has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Walker is affiliated with Monongahela Valley Hospital, Uniontown Hospital and Saint Clair Hospital.

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The Orthopedic Group800 Plaza Dr Ste 240
Belle Vernon, PA 15012
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(724) 379-5816Get Directions

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Dr. Walker's Reviews

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3.6
based on 11 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Walker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr. Walker is fine but the staff is awful...rude and seems to forget who pays their salary...PATIENTS! Also was shocked to discover that this office charges $25.00 to complete a form. Not interested in taking care of patients.
in Upper St. Clair |
Dr. Walker started transferred practices and I can only assume the lower ratings may have been the result of how his previous group operated because my experience with him and his staff was phenomenal. My appointments started on time, every time, which is nearly unheard of. He is incredibly personal, described everything in a way that I clearly understood and he was very generous with his time. Before and after my surgery, he had a very down to earth bedside manner.
Pittsburgh, PA |
Very rude staff and misdiagnosed shoulder injury
McMurray, PA |
Dr. Walker saw me on Friday after I received a dog bite on my hand. It was right before a holiday weekend and he was concerned about infection spreading. He made a special trip to an outpatient center closer to my house on Saturday morning to reevaluate the bite and make sure I didn't need to be admitted for IV antibiotics. He went above and beyond and was extremely kind and patient. He even gave me a contact number to reach him directly since the office was closed for the holiday.
in Elizabeth, PA |
Dr. Walker is is knowledgeable and professional. His surgical skills reduced my recovery time exponentially. I recommend him highly.
in San Antonio, TX |
I would highly recommended Dr. Shaka Walker! After a failed previous surgery from another doctor, I spent 10 years limping on a rare ankle injury. I was given almost no hope from many doctors. Finally, after many prayers, the Lord sent me the right Doctor. He is extremely intelligent, very positive and upbeat. He explains things very well and patiently takes his time to go over any and every detail. It took me 3 years to completely heal but now I am pain free! I am forever grateful to this man!
in Bethel Park, PA |
Dr. Walker was easy to talk to, responded to questions with informative answers, and willing to work with me. He helped me decide how to proceed with a very challenging complicated shoulder rotator cuff problem. We're not finished yet but working on it.
in Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr. Walker completely misdiagnosed me as having a patella (kneecap) issue and arthritis. He sent me to physical therapy and the PT immediately suspected I had a torn meniscus. I saw another doctor who ordered an MRI and I have a torn meniscus. I have spent the past month limping around and in pain. If Dr. Walker had examined me thoroughly and not relied on his PA for diagnosis, I would have had this taken care of much earlier and not suffered as much. Would not recommend him to anyone.
in Yuba City, CA |
I had right shoulder surgery in October 2013 to repair a posterior labral tear. I trusted his suggestion to have surgery but my shoulder has been in MUCH worse condition since. I wish I never had the surgery to begin with. Every 3 months for a year I would schedule a follow up appointment to try to figure out why I was experience even more discomfort, pain and lack of mobility. His only answer was to wait a couple more months. When it comes to shoulders, find a different surgeon.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    GEORGETOWN UNIV SCH OF MED

    Graduated in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • 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
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection