Dr. Christopher L. Forthman, MD

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Dr. Christopher L. Forthman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Greater Chesapeake Hand Spec PA 1400 Front Ave Ste 100, Lutherville, MD 21093 Get Directions
(410) 296-6232

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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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      • Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • 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
      • 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

      Procedures Performed

      • 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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      Education

      • Medical School
        Baylor University

        Graduated in 2000

      • Internship Hospital
        Massachusetts General Hospital

        Completed in 2001

      • Residency Hospital
        Massachusetts General Hospital

        Completed in 2005

      Awards & Recognition

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

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
      • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Forthman's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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