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Dr. Christopher Lai, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Lai

Dr. Christopher Lai, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in El Centro, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.


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(760) 336-2410

Dr. Lai accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Lai's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lai treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Runner's Knee
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Dr. Lai treats Runner's Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Internal Derangement of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lai treats Internal Derangement of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lai's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Lai, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in El Centro, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics
Residency Hospital
University Of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics
Internship Hospital
1994
R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
Medical School
1994

Languages

  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Lai's Reviews

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4.0

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He was compassionate, and treated me like family!!! Walked me thru my left knee problem and performed arthroscopic surgery on my left knee, totally did an excellent job on my knee on surgery day!! Totally took care of me!! I recommend people to go with Dr. Christopher Lai you won't be...Read More
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Dr. Christopher Lai is the consummate professional that I very highly recommend. He is a highly skilled precision surgeon. I had a medial and lateral meniscus tear that required arthroscopic surgery. The surgery was performed and then later healed without incident. I feel great today and am...Read More
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Had total knee replacement. Very pleased with the results. No longer in pain. Surgery was done at Pioneers Memorial Hospital. Was provided Joint Replacement educational class by the hospital. Hospital stay was pleasant. Now attending therapy and almost back to normal. Would recommend to my friends...Read More
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Great service...I had a severe shoulder injury. Dr. Lai repaired a torn labium and rotator cuff. With Good Therapy and hard work I feel great just after 3 months. I can swim ok and did a little kayaking in Cancun. However I still have to be careful because It is a 6 month process. But I had a...Read More
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