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

Services & Specialties

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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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Dr. Christensen did a total knee replacement for me and everything turned out extremely well.

Anonymous

Very pleased with my surgery. First time with Dr.Christensen. My mother has used him several times and was very pleased.

Carliss Crowe

Extremely pleased with professional and medical skills. His staff awesome too!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Dr. Christensen is amazing. His assistant Brittney, is amazing also. I very highly recommend them. The Specialty Surgery Center was outstanding. The nurses I had were, Tracy H, Janice, Lori ( OR nurse), Lesley (OR Tech), Elizabeth (... Dr. Christensen is amazing. His assistant Brittney, is amazing also. I very highly recommend them. The Specialty Surgery Center was outstanding. The nurses I had were, Tracy H, Janice, Lori ( OR nurse), Lesley (OR Tech), Elizabeth ( patient care tech). Dr. C needed an Xray prior to my hip replacement. An XRay tech came in early to do it. Unfortunately, I don't know her name,however, she was awesome too. I couldn't recommend both the health care and the facility any higher. This was my second encounter with the surgery center and Dr. C., which I think speaks highly of both.

Jackie Lewis Fannin

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

Dr. Christensen did a total hip replacement on me 5 years ago. I highly recommend him! Yesterday I saw Matt, the PA for some issues with my left leg. I was very impressed with him too!

Cupcake

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

First time visit. Dr. Christensen very professional. Staff very courteous. Would definitely recommend.

Anonymous

Dr. Christensen and his staff are very professional and kind. I went to him for my Partial Right Knee replacement a year ago because I had heard only good reviews. I have not been disappointed. He did a terrific surgery on me. No... Dr. Christensen and his staff are very professional and kind. I went to him for my Partial Right Knee replacement a year ago because I had heard only good reviews. I have not been disappointed. He did a terrific surgery on me. No complaints. Follow ups were great. His PA's are very professional. They took the time to answer all my questions. Would recommend Dr. Christensen and Bluegrass Orthopedics to any one that needs knee surgery.

Emily C.

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

Anonymous

Impressive and skilled! I went to Dr. Christensen on the recommendations of several friends and family members. These people I trust and the trust paid off. After initial office visit the schedule was set in motion. A date was set and... Impressive and skilled! I went to Dr. Christensen on the recommendations of several friends and family members. These people I trust and the trust paid off. After initial office visit the schedule was set in motion. A date was set and due to a cancelation I was taken two weeks early. Today I am home with no regrets and a new respect for Dr. Christensen. I highly recommend him and St.Joe East for your surgeries.

Anonymous

Everything perfect Everyone Dr. Christensen , the PA’s , nurses and all staff , couldn’t ask for better treatment. Excellent in every way! Dr. Christensen is the best !

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.

Anonymous

Knee replacement surgery Dr. Christensen and team are simply awesome! I had an unknown complication that without his expertise may not have been handled as it should. In addition to being a great surgeon he is caring, pays great... Knee replacement surgery Dr. Christensen and team are simply awesome! I had an unknown complication that without his expertise may not have been handled as it should. In addition to being a great surgeon he is caring, pays great attention to detail and has a great team to guide you through the process.

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