- September 15, 2022
Dr. Radnay: I’m Craig Radnay. I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon with advanced fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery and post-traumatic reconstruction, as well as knee reconstruction and sports medicine. Most of my training was actually in the Northeast, and eventually, I did two fellowships. One was up in New York at Columbia University, and then I came down here to the Florida Orthopaedic Institute. And now it’s been 16 years; I was in practice in New York City and I’m really excited to come back to Tampa. Every day I get to meet new people. I get to try and help make people better and make them improve their quality of life, so for me, that’s very rewarding. I try and obviously have a patient come in and I want to find out why they’re suffering. I wanna try and diagnose them. And then I want to try and recommend a treatment plan that’s appropriate for that specific patient and diagnosis.
Because I’ve done extensive training and did the two fellowships, I tend to see a little bit more of a wider variety. I think it also gives me a wider perspective so I can handle all of their conditions – really anything involving the knee from fractures to sports, to total joint replacement, revision, joint replacement, and then all the way down the leg to the foot and ankle for ankle replacement, flatfoot reconstruction, sports injuries, bunion surgery. With every patient it’s different. That’s actually one thing I really like in orthopedics is that with each problem, there’s not only necessarily one solution. And so certain patients may need shoe wear or activity modification, and other patients may need medication or an injection or some type of biologics like stem cells or PRP, which I do. Other patients may just need some physical therapy and other patients may need surgery. Some patients’ surgery may actually be the conservative treatment. So I find that rewarding to have those discussions with patients and we come up with a plan together. I think we all know how important it’s to have an active lifestyle and the importance of that and everyone’s general health. So it’s really our responsibility to help get patients better and back on their feet, get them the best possible short and long-term outcomes to improve their quality of life.