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Christian P. Christensen, M.D.
Hip and Knee Specialist

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christensen earned his medical degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1992. He went on to complete his postgraduate residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He then performed a hip and knee adult reconstruction fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston from 1998 to 2003. He moved to Lexington in 2003 after joining the Lexington Clinic and worked there until 2016.

He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is an expert in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery including direct anterior hip replacement and partial knee replacement. He also specializes in complex revision hip and knee replacement. He has authored numerous papers and made presentations at national meetings involving joint replacement. Dr. Christensen's Hospital affiliation is St. Joseph East Hospital.

Dr. Christensen does participate in workers compensation, quality assurance programs, and second opinions.

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Specialties

  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Complex Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Complex Revision Knee Replacement Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph East
  • Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center

Medical Degree

  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Residency

  • Duke University Medical Center

Fellowship

  • New England Baptist Hospital - Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction

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Location
Details

3480 Yorkshire Medical Park
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 263-5140
  • Office
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    *Office may close 4:30PM on Friday
  • Physical Therapy
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    7:00am - 6:00pm

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Could not have asked for better service. Knee replacement went great.

Kristy

I have had surgery performed by Dr. Christiansen three times: Partial knee 10 years ago, total in 2014 & total in 2018. He is a caring Christian man and an excellent surgeon. He spends a lot of time with patients preparing for surgery.... I have had surgery performed by Dr. Christiansen three times: Partial knee 10 years ago, total in 2014 & total in 2018. He is a caring Christian man and an excellent surgeon. He spends a lot of time with patients preparing for surgery. Follow up is usually with PA. He & all staff are professional & I would recommend him to anyone - relief of constant pain is a blessing.

Brenda E.

My total knee surgery was a great success!

Peggy

Very professional and listened to what I had to say and answered all my questions.They definitely know what they are doing. I would highly recommend.

Anonymous

From praying with me prior to surgery, outcome of surgery, and followup hospital visits, I could not have asked for a more caring physician.

Judith Lyon

Had a total knee replacement and the surgery went very well. Very nice doctor with great bedside manner.

Anonymous

I went to Dr. C for knee replacement after I was referred. Amazing doctor. I can now do what I love and that is cycling. You are Simply the Best. You and your staff are amazing. Thank you!

Pegi Singleton

Excellent results from my bilateral knee replacement. A caring physician with superb skills and bedside manner! Prayed with me before surgery, which I found to be quite comforting!

Anonymous

Highly Recommend for TKR's I am totally pleased with the care & treatment provided by Dr. Christensen and his team during the 15+ years I have been a patient. I had TKR's on both knees in past year & while the recovery was a... Highly Recommend for TKR's I am totally pleased with the care & treatment provided by Dr. Christensen and his team during the 15+ years I have been a patient. I had TKR's on both knees in past year & while the recovery was a challenging & painful process, I am 100% pleased with the results. He was always willing to listen to my concerns and questions. His PA's Matt & Evan are the best! And, Dr Christensen referred me to awesome Physical Therapists: Chris for in-home PT & Bethany for outpatient PT at Blue Grass Orthopedics.

Anonymous

Great Surgeon Has done both my knees. I would highly recommended him and his PA's.

Anonymous

Extremely knowledgeable and friendly caregivers. The wait time was minimal. This is one of the best surgeons you are going to find anywhere. I am so lucky to have found this doctor.

Nancy E Lyons

I am so thankful that I went to Bluegrass orthopedics. All of the nurses and receptionist were the best and dr christainsen was amazing. I literally walked out of there after total knee replacement an hour after waking up. Loved that he... I am so thankful that I went to Bluegrass orthopedics. All of the nurses and receptionist were the best and dr christainsen was amazing. I literally walked out of there after total knee replacement an hour after waking up. Loved that he prayed with me and my wife prior to surgery

Mike Hare

I prayed all spring and summer for god to lead someone across my path with the best of best doctor that was a godly man/woman for my knees ,I'm so thankful he answered my prayers, he was not only a Christian but he prayed for the... I prayed all spring and summer for god to lead someone across my path with the best of best doctor that was a godly man/woman for my knees ,I'm so thankful he answered my prayers, he was not only a Christian but he prayed for the patient and prayed for his staff that helped him during surgery. I called and got right in to see Dr Christian Christensen ...I loved him, trusted him, loved his staff and three days later he partially replaced one of my knees !! I would highly recommend this wonderful doctor

Anonymous

My visit was to seek a second opinion on knee replacement surgery that has given me pain for the last three years. Dr. Christensen and his trainer spent all the time needed to access my situation and offer and explain all available... My visit was to seek a second opinion on knee replacement surgery that has given me pain for the last three years. Dr. Christensen and his trainer spent all the time needed to access my situation and offer and explain all available options. We truly felt he was listening and wanted to help.

Anonymous

Dr Christensen is an amazing surgeon, he saved my leg from amputation and replaced my knee. He is a kind and gentle man. He is very thorough and tells you straightforward answers. He is by far the best Dr I have encountered in my 62 years. Dr Christensen is an amazing surgeon, he saved my leg from amputation and replaced my knee. He is a kind and gentle man. He is very thorough and tells you straightforward answers. He is by far the best Dr I have encountered in my 62 years.

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