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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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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 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

One of the best doctors I have gone to, I felt very confident in his diagnosis and care.

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

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

Anonymous

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

Aside from being a phenominal surgeon he shows great compassion for his patients. For anyone needing a knee or hip, you will not find a better surgeon.

Larry

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.

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

Professional, Caring

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Dr. Christensen the best for hip replacement. He has done both of mine with no complications and little pain. I would and have recommended him for hip surgery.

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

Doctor C is highly focused, exchanges questions and answers easily and is a consummate clinical surgeon.

Anonymous

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!

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