Dr. Stephen L. Knecht, MD

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Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery | Male

Northern Arizona Orthopaedics 1485 N Turquoise Dr Ste 200, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Get Directions
(800) 773-2553

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Founded in 1972, Northern Arizona Orthopaedics is the region?s largest comprehensive orthopaedics, sports medicine and rehabilitation practice, with 14 fellowship-trained physicians caring for patients in Flagstaff, Sedona, Page and Prescott Valley. Our approach to care is about helping active people keep their quality of life, and building relationships with our patients, their families and the communities we serve. All of our physicians are board certified and experts in their specialty field.Read more

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4.4
based on 20 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Prescott Valley,Az |
Best experience we had with a Dr in a long time. Great surgeon. Ankle tendons and ligaments repaired.
in Williams, AZ |
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.
flagstaff |
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.
in Sedona, AZ |
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 on his cell phone asking his associate, dr Norris, to fast track Larry so that he would be able to attend the wedding. Thanks to Dr. Knecht and Dr norris Larry walked his daughter down the aisle!
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clubfoot
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • 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
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • 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
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Toenail Removal
  • Trigger Point Injection

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Auckland Hospital

    Completed in 2003

    Sydney Foot and Ankle Fellowship

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Oberlin College

    Graduated in 1992

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Knecht's Office & Staff

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Dr. Knecht's Care Philosophy

Founded in 1972, Northern Arizona Orthopaedics is the region?s largest comprehensive orthopaedics, sports medicine and rehabilitation practice, with 14 fellowship-trained physicians caring for patients in Flagstaff, Sedona, Page and Prescott Valley. Our approach to care is about helping active people keep their quality of life, and building relationships with our patients, their families and the communities we serve. All of our physicians are board certified and experts in their specialty field.