Dr. Christopher Forthman, MD

Dr. Christopher Forthman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Dr. Christopher Forthman, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Lutherville, MD and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

1400 Front Ave Ste 100

Lutherville, MD 21093

Contact Information

(410) 296-6232

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

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Elbow Bursitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Elbow Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
De Quervain's Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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54  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Harvard Leonard Marmor Award, 2005
  • Baylor Michael DeBakey Award, 2000
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Forthman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forthman to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Forthman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Misdiagnosised and Permeant Damage!
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Dr. Forthman was extremely compassionate and supportive throughout my procedure including diagnosis, surgery, and post op. The results of surgery was better than I expected.
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