Dr. Christopher Hajnik, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 51

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Christopher Hajnik, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Encinitas, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Tri-city Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Christopher Hajnik, MD

Scripps Physicians Medical Group

332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110 Encinitas, CA 92024
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Based on 70 ratings

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Excellent doctor
Dr. Hajnik did both of my wife’s knees, my brother-in-law‘s, and my right knee! They had no pain, must run in the genes. I had lots pain afterward! But I think that’s more common than having no pain from everyone I’ve talked to about knee replacements.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Ron Igelman – Jan 24, 2023
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Dr Hajnik was patient and listened, answered all questions, allowed review of X-rays and explained reasons for procedures.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 02, 2022
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Hip surgery without any problems, fantastic result
Dr. Hajnik accurately pinpointed the reason for my left side upper leg and hip chronic pain. He recommended hip replacement surgery. I scheduled three months in advance. The procedure was very quick and without pain and I was back at home the same evening. I was given pain medication but never used it. I was walking the next day and recovered quickly following instructions. Within two months it was as if I never had arthritis in my hip (I am 67 years young) and I not only felt no pain, but my movements were once again unrestricted. I felt 20 years younger. I now live an active lifestyle where I never even think about my hip. Thank you Dr. Hajnik. You have greatly improved my quality of life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David Kelly – Jul 09, 2022
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Excellent surgeon
Dr. Hajnik is excellent, very knowledgeable, competent. He did a left hip revision, and right hip anterior replacement. I have had very good success.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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John Schwery – Jun 29, 2022
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Hip Surgury
Dr Hajnik did my hip replacement and I could not be more pleased with him and his staff. The surgery and recovery went quicker than I expected. Before and after surgery they were there for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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ChrisW – May 26, 2022
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Dr Hajnik performed both right and left total knee replacements on me within the span of 8.5 weeks and my recovery was remarkable! I had been in pain for the last four years and the morning of the first surgery when I got up to walk I was amazed at my flexibility and ease of movement. I immediately signed up for the other knee and had the same wonderful results! It is now 7.5 weeks out from my last TKR and I'm wearing high heeled shoes and riding a bike. Dr. Hajnik was the surgeon whom I trusted with my mobility. If walking with endurance with your grandkids, free of pain, is your thing...he's the man for the job!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dee Blum – Dec 09, 2021
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Dr Chris Hajnik replaced my right hip. I have never felt so confident as I did with his expertise. He is the best of the best and answered all my questions with poise and compassion. I recommend him to the moon and back a great surgeon and now a trusted friend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Larry A acker insurance agent – Sep 21, 2021
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I was suffering for more than 3 yrs with arthritis on my left knee, it got very bad deteriorated to the bone on bone, terrible painful to the point I couldn't walk. I had searched and reviewed other Orthopedic MD,.. for not been informed enough and just been told go ahead to do the scheduling for surgery,.. I felt rushed and ignorant of them not taking time to explain what was I to expect with this major surgery, I continue to suffer for very long time because I completely lost confidence. I found Dr. Hajnik an amazing experience Surgeon using robotic technology, he did my total knee replacement, within 2 weeks I was walking not needing a walker, my physical therapists were amazed by my recovering so fast, its been 3 months since my surgery I feel great, enjoying my life again, walking without pain. I do highly recommend Dr Hajnik . I'm 74 yrs. with 10 grandchildren, very active love cooking and walking again, Thanks Dr. Hanjik.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mrs. Veronica Folia – Jan 14, 2021
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I needed a full right hip replacement due to a 1.7" pelvic lesion. Dr. Hajnik 's team was fabulous. Start to finish everyone on the same page. Scheduling , preparation, payment processing, CORE rehab team, and Dr Hajnik's surgery team delivered 5star service. Everything was explained upfront w no surprises. PT is a must if you want the best results. I Would highly recommend Chris and his team. Thank you for giving me my mobility back!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeffrey Jones – Dec 12, 2020
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Extremely professional. Care is given to avoid infection beyond what most orthopedic surgeons do.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eric Chappell – May 03, 2020
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In 2018, had a total knee replacement with Dr Hajnik. If you have never had surgery before, you might be put off that bedside manner is not most surgeons’ strong suit. This surgeon’s best quality is his surgical skill. Office staff is 100% amazing, Dr H’s physician asst, Stephanie was a really genuine caring, knowledgeable team member. And bless Liz who never got tired of answering my questions. Unfortunately, I am also now bone-on-bone in my hip, but no hesitation about making a return visit to this skilled professional team for my next surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 16, 2019
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.75 lld after right hip replacement. 2.5 years later, both hips and ankles ache. Back in horrid shape. Pain for the rest of my life. He should go to very dark place and suffer forever.
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May 06, 2019
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This July (2018) marks the one year anniversary of my hip replacement and I couldn't be more pleased with the results! The care and professionalism demonstrated by Dr. Hajnik's team, from the Front Office staff to the Physician's Assistant, was amazing! Dr. Hajnik made sure I understood all aspects of the operation and was always available to answer my questions. While my running days are over, I have been given the gift of mobility and my days are now pain free!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elliott Powell in Oceanside, CA – Aug 09, 2018
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Dr. Hajnik replaced my left hip joint in April 2017. I was back surfing within weeks and feel like I can do almost everything I could before the surgery. He was very professional in every respect. Beforehand, I had asked a personal friend, an anesthesiologist, who he would have replace his hip, he told me that in North San Diego County, Dr. Hajnik was the best. I was not disappointed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kevin in Encinitas – Jun 09, 2018
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I greatly appreciate the skill and professionalism of Dr. Hajnik. I have been his patient for about 5 years. I've recently successfully recovered from total knee replacement of my right knee; this is nearly 2 years after Dr. H performed a TKR on my left knee. Throughout the years of treatment, he has looked after my case as if I was his only patient and winning my confidence and respect from the beginning. He has my complete trust. I strongly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carol in carlsbad – Mar 30, 2018
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I had a hip replaced in Dec '17. Dr. Hajnik is and excellent surgeon. We are 3 months post surgery and I can physically do anything I want. I appreciated his friendly bedside manner and openness to any and all questions. I would recommend putting your trust in him if you are considering hip replacement surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cardiff by the Sea – Mar 28, 2018
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I am very glad to have been referred to Dr Hajnik and find him to be thorough and professional, supported by a team holding the highest standards. My case is an unusual one, being a younger patient with significant joint issues. Thanks to Dr Hajnik and the innovative treatments and procedures he performed I am now virtually out of pain and able to walk.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kurt B in Oceanside CA – Jan 17, 2018
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Dr. Hajnik performed surgery on both hips on two separate occasions in the summer of 2017. We discussed alternatives to surgery but given the amount of pain I was in, opted for surgery on my left hip on June 1, 2017. His bedside manner was caring and comforting. After surgery he made sure my leg's length was even with the other leg and asked me numerous times. Right hip surgery a few weeks later went similarly. My recovery was easy and painless. I would trust no one else and recommend highly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paul S. in Cardiff by the Sea, CA – Nov 14, 2017
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I would recommend Dr. Hajnik in a heartbeat. My hip replacement went better than I anticipated. I was able to walk without assistance in a month! Please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hajnik. My husband sent me to him after his knee replacement. I am so glad he did. I will go back to Dr. Hajnik should I ever need any other surgeries. Thank you Dr. Hajnik. His staff is also very warm, efficient and welcoming. Mrs. R. Sanders
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Peggie Sanders in San Diego, CA – Oct 31, 2017
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I had a full knee replacement performed by Dr Hajnik in April 2017. It has now been six months and couldn't give Chris higher marks. On a 1 to 5 rating I'll give him a 7. I suffered for decades with a knee that dislocated on a regular basis. I would experience awful calve cramps as well. My knee is much stronger than my other knee and have been released to whatever sports or exercises I liked in my past. Racquet sports, hiking, whatever. It's a new lease on life. No calve cramps any longer. AA++
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steven Meyers in Oceanside, CA – Oct 28, 2017
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Encinitas, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2008
Insall, Scott Kelly Inst Ortho & Sports Med
Fellowship Hospital

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Dr. Hajnik frequently treats the following conditions: Osteoarthritis, Joint Pain, and Bursitis. See more on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Hajnik's office is located at 332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110, Encinitas, CA 92024. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Christopher Hajnik, MD is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Tri-city Medical Center.

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Dr. Hajnik's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hajnik treats Osteoarthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hajnik treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hajnik treats Joint Pain more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Hajnik treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Bursitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hajnik treats Bursitis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Hajnik treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis

Dr. Hajnik's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot Sprain
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Torticollis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Locations

Scripps Physicians Medical Group

Scripps Physicians Medical Group332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110 Encinitas, CA 92024
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