Dr. Thomas P. Knapp, MD

Dr. Thomas P. Knapp, MD

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Orthopedics | Male | 58 years old

I specialize in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and knee problems. Most injuries can be successfully treated with nonoperative measures. When surgery is necessary, arthroscopic surgery allows minimally invasive repair and therefore quicker healing and return to normal function. www.SMOGshoulder.comRead more

Santa Monica Orthopedic Group
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I specialize in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and knee problems. Most injuries can be successfully treated with nonoperative measures. When surgery is necessary, arthroscopic surgery allows minimally invasive repair and therefore quicker healing and return to normal function. www.SMOGshoulder.comRead more

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (8)
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Thoughtful and patient. Is very informative explaining all options. Walked away more confident in what action to take for my injury. Staff very efficient and courteous. Highly recommend.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    LA County/USC Med Ctr

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    LA County/USC Med Ctr

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Santa Monica Orth & Sports Med Grp

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    CSUN

    Graduated in 1982

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Orthopedics
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Knapp's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Knapp

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Knapp's Care Philosophy

I specialize in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and knee problems. Most injuries can be successfully treated with nonoperative measures. When surgery is necessary, arthroscopic surgery allows minimally invasive repair and therefore quicker healing and return to normal function. www.SMOGshoulder.com