Dr. Chris P. Bales, MD

Dr. Chris P. Bales, MD

Orthopedics | Male | 43 years old

Dr. Chris Bales graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1996. During his four...Read more

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Specialties

  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Multiple Joint Dislocations - Metaphyseal Dysplasia
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Work-Related Injuries

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Neuroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery

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  • 0
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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    William Beaumont

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    William Beaumont

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Stanford University

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Notre Dame

    Graduated in 1996

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedics
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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10 – 15 minutes

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Dr. Bales says...

Dr. Chris Bales graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1996. During his four years at Notre Dame he played for the Irish hockey team. In 1998, he received his master's of science from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Bales received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana in 2002. 

He completed his orthopedic surgical residency at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan. In 2008, Dr. Bales completed a sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University. While at Stanford, he was an associate team physician for the Stanford football team. He also was a team physician for Santa Clara University men's and women's soccer and basketball teams. Dr. Bales also assisted with the care of the San Francisco 49er's and worked with the organization during the 2008 NFL combine. 

Dr. Bales' work has been published in leading professional journals, including: American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine.