Dr. Stephen Knecht, MD

Dr. Stephen Knecht, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
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Dr. Stephen Knecht, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Flagstaff, AZ and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery, trauma surgery, and more.Read his story

1485 N Turquoise Dr Ste 200

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Contact Information

(928) 774-7757

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Arizona Foundation
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Choice of Arizona
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Knecht performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Knecht's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Knecht "I am intensely drawn to the complexities of the foot and ankle area. I have two fellowships – one in Trauma and one in Foot/Ankle allowing me to practice with this advanced to help those with problems of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, and skin. I use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods, as well as surgery, to treat patients of all ages and walks of life – from world-class athletes and developmentally disabled children, to your neighbor next door. I enjoy caring for the following conditions and injuries: Running injuries Achilles tendinitis Plantar Fasciitis Impingement of the ankle Bunions and hammer toes Stress fractures Trauma of the foot or ankle Pediatric developmental foot issues General orthopaedic problems in the foot and ankle Thank you placing your trust in me. I look forward to helping you restore your mobility again. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Knecht "My passion is medicine and the people it helps. I focus on spending time with my patients, getting to know them and creating positive relationships with them. People are more at ease when they know and trust you. "

9  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arch Disorders
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clubfoot
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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43  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Toenail Removal
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Oberlin College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Auckland Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Sydney Foot and Ankle Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Knecht has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Knecht's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Knecht to family and friends
22 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Knecht's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Knecht Says:
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Thank you for publicly sharing your experience with so many others, I hope it was a positive one. I will continue to raise my bar in how I deliver my care, the relationships I make with patients and the trust they place in me. I feel it does make a difference. 

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Patient Comments (5)

He acted like I was a waste of his time. He saw my daughter for 5 minutes didn't even tell me what was going on with her just said don't fix what isn't broken but when she is in pain or has mobility issue to come see him. Horrible. I would not recommend him to anyone.
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Best experience we had with a Dr in a long time. Great surgeon. Ankle tendons and ligaments repaired.
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I had 2 surgeries with Dr Knecht. The only time I saw him was pre-op, he never looked in on my in post-op to let me know how things went. I never saw him on my follow ups after surgery. I decided to go to another surgeon for additional surgery.
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Our apologies that you feel you had an experience that did not meet your satisfaction, as we strive to do what is best and right for all of our patients. We welcome the opportunity to personally discuss this experience with you in order to continually improve providing the best care possible. Call or stop in any time to discuss this with any member of the Leadership team here. You can reach us at 928-226-2936. Hope to hear from you.

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He has treated my daughter's clubfoot since birth. He is an amazing physician. He truly cares about her and her condition. We truly appreciate him and his PA.
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My husband was suffering with a flareup of spinal stenosis and he had an appt with dr Knecht who is a foot and ankle specialist. When he heard of Larry's primary problem and our need to travel in one weeks time across the country to our daughters wedding, he saw a need and solution. We heard him...more
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