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Dr. Chris Bales, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Bales

Dr. Chris Bales, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Brazil, IN and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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(317) 268-3632

Dr. Bales accepts the following insurance:

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American Republic
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
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Medicare Advantage PFFS
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Dr. Bales' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bales treats Knee Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bales treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Joint Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bales treats Joint Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bales treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bales treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bales treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bales' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Multiple Joint Dislocations - Metaphyseal Dysplasia
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Biography

"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. Ba...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Stanford University
Fellowship Hospital
2002
William Beaumont
Residency Hospital
2002
William Beaumont
Internship Hospital
2002
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
Notre Dame
Undergraduate School
2008
2002
2002
2002
1996

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Dr. Bales did surgery on my husband's left shoulder. His nurse was friendly and helpful. Dr. Bales was prompt and very informative. His office staff set up surgery and called several times before the day of surgery. Dr. Bales came into room before surgery and made sure my husband was ok and went...Read More
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Dr. Bales performed shoulder surgery on my left shoulder. I had lost the use of my left arm due to an injury over 3 months prior to surgery. He was very informative, and helpful throughout the process and has made a tremendous impact on my life and ability to regain use of my arm. He takes the...Read More
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