Stephen Knecht, MD Testimonials

Dr. Knecht ,
I suffered a motorcycle accident last October that broke my fibula in two places and wrecked my left ankle. On 10/15/20, Dr. Knecht performed surgery to repair the damage. It's now a year later and I am happy to report that I am back doing all the things I love to do: hiking, backpacking, road and mountain biking, motorcycling, and because I have such confidence in my recovery, I purchased my annual ski pass to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area for this season.

Dr. Knecht, his staff, and the great PT Professionals at Mammoth Orthopedic Institute have my absolute confidence and undying gratitude for a job very well done.

Mammoth Lakes, CA

Dr. Knecht performed surgery on my ruptured Achilles in 2012. I have had zero problems since. He is a wonderful surgeon and a very kind man. I would recommend him without hesitation!

Flagstaff, AZ

I just wanted to take a moment to express my deep appreciation to you and your staff for the exceptional care I received at Mammoth Hospital. From the moment I arrived at the ER to discharge I felt very well cared for. As a retired executive of a large corporation, I know that this doesn't happen by accident. It takes a team effort across many areas of the hospital all pulling together. In particular I wanted to compliment my Surgeon, Dr. Knecht; and Nurses, Addie, Brooke and Mary. They were extremely caring, thoughtful, cheerful and attentive to safety. I have been skiing for nearly 50 years and this was the first time I've ever had a serious injury. It was an unusual condition known as Compartment syndrome. Dr. Knecht quickly diagnosed the issue and within a very short period of time I was in surgery and on my way to recovery. I was a 15 year ski patroller at Lake Tahoe and so I'm quite familiar with the challenges of the holiday season for medical professionals near ski resorts. I know it's hard to triage and juggle the influx of patients. The level of individualized care and personal attention I received is a real testament to how much your staff cares. I know in particular that Dr. Knecht had numerous surgeries over the past few days and still took the time to check in on me in the am and the evening. I can't thank you enough and I already feel much better. Happy holidays and best wishes for a great New Year.

Carlsbad, CA

My husband had a bad fall while rock climbing in Mammoth, resulting in a severely broken leg that was in high risk of infection due to dirt and debris that got inside his leg during the fall. We wondered whether he would even walk again. Dr. Knecht impressively performed multiple complicated surgeries on my husband that would allow him to resume the activities he loves in the future. Not only are we greatly appreciative of his surgical acumen, but also because of the warmth and compassion he showed toward our family during that incredibly difficult time. He is an amazing doctor for whom we will always be so grateful.

Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Knecht has treated my daughter's clubfoot since birth. He truly cares about her and her condition. He is understanding of our situation and helps us make decisions that are in her best interest. He helped us to understand her diagnosis, when we found out before her birth. He went above and beyond to get her evaluated and treated. He helped us to get other specialists on board as well. The compassion he showed us will never be forgotten. He may be busy, but the care that he shows for patients does make up for any wait. We wouldn’t have chosen anyone else in AZ to treat our daughter.

-Flagstaff, AZ

My husband was suffering with a flare up of spinal stenosis and he had an apt with Dr. Knecht who is a foot and ankle specialist. When he heard of my husband's primary problem and our need to travel in one weeks’ time across the country to our daughter’s wedding, he saw a need and solution. We heard him on his cell phone asking his associate to fast-track him so that he would be able to attend the wedding. Thanks to Dr. Knecht, my husband walked his daughter down the aisle!

-Flagstaff, AZ

Dr. Knecht is an excellent and caring surgeon. He really did a stellar job on the complex surgery to fix my foot.

-Flagstaff, AZ

Best experience we had with a doctor in a long time. Great surgeon! Ankle tendons and ligaments repaired.

-Flagstaff, AZ

Dr. Knecht’s competence speaks for itself. I believe he uses a magic wand instead of a scalpel! He is wonderful and I feel so lucky to have had him recommended to me.

-Flagstaff, AZ