Specializes in: Orthopedic Surgery
Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Residency: University of Oklahoma Department of Orthopedics
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery Department of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery (New York, New York)
Zakary A. Knutson, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip injuries and cartilage injury treatment. Dr. Knutson is specifically trained in the use of MACI, the first FDA approved product that uses your own cells for knee cartilage repair. Dr. Knutson earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Medicine and completed his residency at OU Health Sciences Center. He is board certified by The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
His special interests include:
- Hip arthroscopy and labral repair
- Robotic-assisted total knee replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Cartilage restoration
- Rotator cuff repair
- Sports-related injuries
- Orthopedic care of the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand
- Surgical fracture care
“I enjoy watching my patients get back to doing the things they love,” he said.
Dr. Knutson decided to be an orthopedic surgeon because he likes the mechanical and physical nature of orthopedics.
“Orthopedics is unique in that it has the ability to have somebody who’s injured; their life is changed, and perform a procedure or even a non-operative treatment that makes them whole again and makes them potentially up to normal. Sometimes we can’t achieve all of that, but I really enjoy that. I enjoy people being broken, we fix them, and they can go back to doing the things that they love,” he said.
Dr. Knutson treats patients of all ages. He said he likes to treat “athletes, weekend warriors and everything in between.”
“I am a good listener and patients can have confidence that I will do everything possible to try to get them better,” he said.
Dr. Knutson and his wife, Kristen, have two children, and a bunch of dogs and horses. He enjoys bass fishing, tortilla chips, Christmas, and anything on the grill. His favorite book is “Braveheart” and he loves traveling to Captiva, Florida or any lake.
He also likes to occasionally take a break from fishing and bake instead.
“I make sinful sticky buns,” he said.
Dr. Knutson is accepting new patients. He sees patients at Ortho Central – Norman, 3400 W. Tecumseh Rd., Suite 101 in Norman, and at Ortho Central – Midwest City, 1624 Midtown Pl., Suite A in Midwest City. Call 405-360-6764 to schedule your appointment at either location.