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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
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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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Excellent Care He takes a conservative approach to surgery. He encourages you to do all you can to help yourself before running to do surgery. His support staff is kind and competent. If surgery is required in the future, He will do... Excellent Care He takes a conservative approach to surgery. He encourages you to do all you can to help yourself before running to do surgery. His support staff is kind and competent. If surgery is required in the future, He will do the surgery!!! Excellent care provided.

Anonymous

Great experience, done as outpatient surgery in the surgery center. Very good, I was well informed about what was going to happen and what to prepare for. I have not had any issues with the surgery and feel great. Had other issues that... Great experience, done as outpatient surgery in the surgery center. Very good, I was well informed about what was going to happen and what to prepare for. I have not had any issues with the surgery and feel great. Had other issues that the staff (Laura) helped me with and went out of her way to make sure I was taken care of. Would recommend Dr. Christensen to anyone having a hip replacement.

Anonymous

Dr. Christensen and his staff are excellent at what they do,- but of equal importance they seem to be very good people. Some medical experiences can be summed up as a staff that serves people but has a low level of respect for persons.... Dr. Christensen and his staff are excellent at what they do,- but of equal importance they seem to be very good people. Some medical experiences can be summed up as a staff that serves people but has a low level of respect for persons. This is NOT the case here. Dr. Christiansen reflects his commitment to good persons to serve people, and the person, by the staff members you encounter along the process to see the doctor or his capable PA Evan Hanson. I trust his medical skills, but I respect and equally value his personhood and those of his staff. Bonnie Crandall

Bonnie C.

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.

He is an excellent surgeon. I have had two knee replacements and done great.

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

Great as always! I have logged many million of steps since surgery 2013

Darrell

Dr Christensen and his staff are wonderful. I just had my left hip replaced. The procedure went well and the staff was very good to me.

Anonymous

One of the finest doctors, if not “the” finest doctor I have ever had. I had prior hip replacements, years ago. I needed a hip revision and couldn’t find a doctor to attempt to do surgery on me, because of the complications I... One of the finest doctors, if not “the” finest doctor I have ever had. I had prior hip replacements, years ago. I needed a hip revision and couldn’t find a doctor to attempt to do surgery on me, because of the complications I previously had and some I was still having. I was referred to Dr. Christensen, he went above and beyond to help me. He has a great bedside manner and is such a wonderful, caring physician. I would refer him to anyone and I will always remember how nice he has been to me. Thank you so much Dr. Christensen, May God bless you!

Anonymous

Dr. Christensen is incredible- he’s an awesome surgeon and great with patients . He put me at ease regarding my upcoming knee replacement. He’s the best.

Anonymous

I have been extremely happy with the treatment from Dr Christiansen and he always puts my mind at ease. His PA"s are excellent and provide confidence in treatment. I would recommend him with pleasure.

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

I would highly recommend Dr. Christensen for any hip joint related problems.

Anonymous

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

The Best You are the best. I appreciate everything. I feel very good about my surgery. I recommend you and your staff and team.

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