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by keith haugh on Mar 23rd, 2014

Dr. Burke did a great job explaining my injury and my treatment options. I opted for surgery which went well.

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by George Thuransky on Jan 14th, 2014

I tore my rotator cuff several years ago but when the pain got intolerable I was compelled to get surgery. Dr. Burke was suggested to be an exceptional orthopedic surgeon. For an individual who has never had surgery during his life the prospects of going under the knife was scary. Dr. Burke and his staff gave me the knowledge and support that allowed the experience to go smoothly. I will be fly-fishing this spring and nothing could make me happier.

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Dec 2nd, 2013

Dr. Burke and his staff provided me with great care and understanding before and after my surgery to reconstruct my ACL. I am glad I trusted him to perform my surgery and wouldn't choose anyone else!

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by Ed Kavanagh on Dec 1st, 2013

Dr. Charles Burke is a lifesaver for me. I had serious knee pain in both knee 25 years. I had met with another Orthopedic previously and he told me to hold out as long as possible and then contact him when I was ready he had retired. Miracles are great, fortunately he referred me to Dr. Burke. We set up a physical therapy schedule to prepare me for knee surgery. My surgery was cancelled due to a serious heart attack. After much therapy I was able to walk again. In ///dec. of 2011. Dr. Burke replaced my left knee. In Jan. of 2013. He replaced my left knee. I am doing fantastic. Dr. Burke and his entire staff are terrific beyond belief. My main asset was listening and cooperating with Dr. Burke and his fantastic staff. I am not an M.d. and never gave him any advice or diagnosis. I the near future I will have Dr.Burke fix my shoulders. I will do as he directs me and all will go well.

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by Mary S. on Oct 14th, 2013

What I liked most about Dr Burke is rather simple - he correctly diagnosed my issues (4 different occasions), provided the appropriate treatment - sometimes surgical, sometimes not - and I came out of it better than I went in. His staff is terrific and the office runs really well. I have a knee replacement in my future (probably 2) and will be going back to Dr Burke when the time comes.

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by Bryan Refosco on Jun 24th, 2013

After a double partial knee replacement and 6 weeks into PT, I was involved in an auto accident in which I was T-boned. I subsequently hit, or jarred the out side of my left knee. I returned to my doctor who x-rayed the knee and found that there was no damage to the implant, However, I had burning, aching pain that did not subside on the outer knee. After many return trips and complaining of the burning and aching, I made an appointment with Dr. Charles Burke III, who advised me that with the trauma of implants, along with the trauma to my knee of the auto accident, that it may take a year or longer before I saw any improvement. I went back to the Doc who did my initial implant surgery , told him of the 2nd opinion and he then referred me to a Doctor in the practice who did an arthroscopy on the knee. After recovering from the surgery, I still had the burning, aching pain. I went back to Dr. Burke, who advised waiting to see if time would heal. It did not, so I returned in March 2013 and was scheduled for surgery in April. First, Dr. Burke asked me to have my back checked out, so that there was no doubt that the knee was the problem. I had the knee surgery on April 29 and knew immediately he had "fixed" the problem. I had no aching, burning sensation. Dr. Burke listened to my concerns, and then made a plan of action, ending in successful surgery. After 2 years of sleepless nights and constant burning and aching of my knee, I finally have relief, and was able to walk more in one day, than I had been able to in 2 years. Many Thanks to Dr. Burke !

Jun 25th, 2012

I had two knee surgeries prior to seeing Dr. Burke: 1978 torn medial meniscus; 2008 torn lateral meniscus and ACL reconstruction due to severed ACL. I was doing fairly well after the ACL surgery, but because of the lack of cartilage and osteoarthritis I could not be as active as I used to be. I am 55 years old. On March 31 I was hiking. While I was not aware of any injury at the time, it was clear to me subsequently that I had reinjured the affected knee. I had severe swelling, pain, and most importantly, an instability that made walking any distance at all (one block) occasionally impossible, because my knee could bear no weight and I nearly fell on many occasions. I looked into local doctors and chose Dr. Burke, because I was told his partner, Dr. Bradley (highly recommended), was not taking new patients. I went to the appointment well prepared, having written up a history of all events related to my knee problems. I had also prepared specific questions and at the beginning of the visit with Dr. Burke, I made it clear to him my level of concern and how my lifestyle had been compromised by this recent injury. I asked him if I had damaged the replaced ACL and he REFUSED TO TALK ABOUT IT. He said that the ACL had to do with instability of the knee and that I had no instability. Clearly he had not bothered to read my write-up, because I am experiencing severe instability. I don't dare to ride a bike, hike or even walk. I have to be very careful about how I plant my right foot, and I limp on a regular basis. I showed him where I was having pain, and he didn't even pay attention, making a sarcastic comment about the number of "these" he has seen during his career. I was, in his eyes, just another number, not a previously active individual with a desire to have my questions answered to ease my mind. Every time I asked a question, he became very defensive, with comments like, "You don't trust my expertise?!" He was arrogant, rude, condescending, patronizing in his behavior towards me. I had never before been treated badly by a doctor, and as such was appalled by his manner. He told me my problem was caused by arthritis. I have known about my osteoarthritis for YEARS. He was telling me nothing new. I asked him how one hike could take me from hiking, biking, distance walking to no ability for movement at all overnight. He said arthritis can do that. Overnight, when I've had it for YEARS? At this point I simply din't believe him. I have also known that I have no cushioning of cartilage, I had been told this before, that I had no cartilage left. Since I had torn both the medial and lateral meniscus, I had thought that's what the other doctors were talking about. When I mentioned this to Dr. Burke, he YELLED AT ME, saying, "I'm not talking about your meniscus! I'm talking about your ARTICULAR cartilage!!" I am not a doctor, yet he assumed I should know what articular cartilage is. I'm sorry for my ignorance on the subject. That's why I went to a DOCTOR to get information. In the end, his solution was to give me a cortisone shot for the pain and swelling. He had no answer about the instability of my knee, because he insisted that it was not unstable. He said the cortisone takes care of the problem in 80% of patients, and that if the cortisone didn't work, we would look at other options. Well, I still have horrible pain and swelling. There are days when I cannot put any weight at all on my right leg, and I am afraid with every step I take that I am going to fall and do much more severe damage. I wanted to know about knee replacement, and while he did explain the disadvantages at my age, he was angry and rude in his reaction. How dare I question the great Dr. Burke of the Pittsburgh Penguins!!! It goes without saying that I will never see this man again. A doctor's role is to treat the WHOLE patient, to judge their fears, take compassion in how their quality of life has been diminished, to answer a patient's questions with at least a feigned concern--even if he thinks they are stupid questions. When I left the office, I said, "It's no wonder you have a reputation for a terrible bedside manner".

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Jan 1st, 2011

When I was in so much pain he was a life saver.Thank you Doctor Chip.You are the best.You are the most caring doctor who takes his time with his patients.You listened to me.I would recommend you to anyone you are the best

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Dec 24th, 2010

Dr. Burke and staff are great. I have been seeing since June. The staff is polite and courteous. Dr. Burke always has a smile on his face. He anwsers all of my questions. His PA Mark also is great has a smile on face. They called the next day to see how I was doing after my 1st shoulder surgery. They get to me in a timely fashion when I have a question. Kudos to Dr. Burke and staff

Nov 7th, 2010

I saw Dr. Burke for a shoulder injury. He made the diagnosis at the first office visit, ordered a MRI to confirm his suspicions and scheduled surgery for a date after the MRI in order not to lose time in having the surgery. The surgery for my rotator cuff injury went very well and I have achieved an excellent result.

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Nov 5th, 2010

I wouldnt waste my time with this unprofessional, non caring doctor.

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