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Dr. Craig W. Goodhart

Orthopedist

<p>Craig W. Goodhart, MD, works with OrthoTexas Physicians and Surgeons PLLC located in Flower Mound, Texas. His current practice includes sports medicine, complex joint replacement and reconstruction of the shoulder and knee specializing in use of the arthroscope, as well as general Orthopedic Surgery. For all of his success and acheivements in the past 23 years, Dr. Goodhart was named a Texas Super Doctor in 2004 by Texas Monthly magazine and currently serves on the Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Physician Panel. Always dedicated to the field, during his time of residency at Ohio State University he was chief resident in orthopedic surgery and winner of several research awards. He remains active in orthopedic surgery by maintaining his certification with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member to various medical associations such as the American College of Sports Medicine.</p>
Dr. Craig W. Goodhart
  • CARROLLTON, TX
  • Ohio State University
  • Accepting new patients

What should I do when I twist my ankle?

You should try to treated just as you would any other musculoskeletal injury. Follow the acronym PRICE. This stands for protect by using crutches or brace, rest, ice, compression READ MORE
You should try to treated just as you would any other musculoskeletal injury. Follow the acronym PRICE. This stands for protect by using crutches or brace, rest, ice, compression and elevation. It would also help to use an anti-inflammatory such as Advil or Aleve. If you are unable to place weight on the ankle that evaluation by a physician with x-ray is appropriate. I hope this helps you And good luck.

Do I need lifelong physiotherapy for sciatica?

Sciatica is inflammation to the group of nerves originating in the lumbar spine. If there is a structural reason such as a large disc or spur causing compression on the nerves READ MORE
Sciatica is inflammation to the group of nerves originating in the lumbar spine. If there is a structural reason such as a large disc or spur causing compression on the nerves then frequent flareups will occur unless these are corrected. Often times physical therapy including strengthening of the back and core muscles will alleviate the pain And generally performing these regularly is the best form of treatment.

Will my son's gait abnormality be treated?

Many gait abnormalities will resolve over time. They can be a result of neurologic problems, muscular problems, or even problems of the bone. If this is been present for many months, READ MORE
Many gait abnormalities will resolve over time. They can be a result of neurologic problems, muscular problems, or even problems of the bone. If this is been present for many months, then it would be best to be thoroughly evaluated for both your son's sake and your peace of mind.
Good luck.

After a hip replacement surgery, what are the precautions that I should take?

The precautions necessary after hip surgery depend on The type of approach used. There are different precautions for an anterior versus a posterior approach. In general extremes READ MORE
The precautions necessary after hip surgery depend on The type of approach used. There are different precautions for an anterior versus a posterior approach. In general extremes of flexion and crossing the legs for a posterior approach is initially important. Major other concerns would be those of balance and also stepping off and object such as a curb or ladder. Once strength Balance have returned restriction should be minimal. Your surgeon should discuss these with you.