Dr. Christopher L. Forthman, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male

1400 Front Ave Ste 100
Lutherville, MD 21093
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Dr. Forthman's Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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Medstar Union Memorial Hospital
201 E University Pkwy
Baltimore, MD 21218
Carroll Hospital Center
200 Memorial Ave
Westminster, MD 21157

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Greater Chesapeake Hand Spec PA
Greater Chesapeake Hand Spec PA
1400 Front Ave Ste 100
Lutherville, MD 21093
National Hand Specialists
Curtis National Hand Center @ Union Memorial Hospital
3333 N Calvert St
Baltimore, MD 21218
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    Dr. Forthman's Experience

    Dr. Forthman's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Contracture
    • Hand Fracture
    • Joint Pain
    • 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 Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteopenia
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    • 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)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Maryland.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Baylor University
    Graduated in 2000

    Internship Hospital

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Complete in 2001

    Residency Hospital

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Complete in 2005
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Forthman & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Forthman's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Carroll Hospital Center

    • Medstar Union Memorial Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Forthman

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.6
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    4.6 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forthman to family and friends

    4.6 out of 5

    10 responses

    Dr. Forthman's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.7 out of 5

    10 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.8 out of 5

    10 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.8 out of 5

    10 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    9 responses

    Experience with Dr. Forthman

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.7 out of 5

    10 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.7 out of 5

    10 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.6 out of 5

    10 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.6 out of 5

    10 responses

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    Is Dr. Forthman accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Greater Chesapeake Hand Spec PA
    1400 Front Ave Ste 100
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    (410) 296-6232 (Office)
    (410) 821-5943 (Fax)
    B
    National Hand Specialists
    Curtis National Hand Center @ Union Memorial Hospital
    3333 N Calvert St
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    (410) 235-5405 (Office)
    (410) 467-5459 (Fax)
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    Curtis National Hand Specs
    3333 N Calvert St Fl 2
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    (410) 235-5405 (Office)
    (410) 554-4449 (Fax)
    D
    Lutherville Surgicenter
    1400 Front Ave Ste 100A
    Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
    (410) 828-1525 (Office)
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