Dr. Christopher LaSalle, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Ortho NorthEast 5050 N Clinton St Fort Wayne, IN 46825 Get Directions
Dr. Christopher LaSalle, MD
Christopher W. LaSalle, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand, including microvasular reconstruction, rheumatoid arthritis and trauma surgery. Dr. LaSalle retuned to his roots of Fort Wayne and joined HandONE, a division of Ortho NorthEast, in 2000. Chris LaSalle wanted to be a physician from the time he was in grade school. With several physicians in his family, including his father, grandfather, great grandfather and two uncles, Chris knew at a young age that he, too, belonged in the world of medicine. Dr. LaSalle earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University at Bloomington and his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. He served a surgical internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, completed an orthopaedic residency through the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, and earned a Fellowship Diploma at Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. LaSalle is a diplomate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary Society. Dr. LaSalle enjoys many hobbies, including cycling, water skiing, golf, bow hunting, beekeeping and spending time with his wife and daughter.

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Dr. LaSalle's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Ft Wayne, IN |
He is a very kind physician giving excellent care and expertise. Answers all your questions and makes you feel comfortable with asking. He is a top notch surgeon, and I will always recommend him to friends and family.
Ft Wayne, IN |
This is a first class operation. In fact I live in Florida and travel back to Ft. Wayne for any and all orthopedic issues. I trust the doctors and their treatment recommendations. I like Dr. LaSalle and ONE in general.
in Ft Wayne, IN |
Dr. LaSalle was very friendly and a really nice man. He gave me choices on treatment after he had explained each choice. I would recommend going to him.
in Fort Wayne, IN |
Dr. LaSalle had told me early on what I should expect and he was very accurate. I am pleased with the outcome of my Dupuytren surgery, my fingers are practically straight. Dr. LaSalle took all the time necessary to inform me of my options prior to surgery and to answer all of my questions post-op. Dr. LaSalle wants what is best for his patients.
in FORT WAYNE, IN |
I actually came to Dr. LaSalle following a mediocre experience at FWO. I was impressed with his competence, knowledge and bedside manner. He did the least painful steroid/lidicaine injection I have ever had for trigger finger. Amazingly fast! I highly recommend him for any hand problem.
in Ft Wayne, IN |
I give this one low because he removed my husband finger and messed up his middle finger his joints and Nerves he can't even make a fist and now he refuses to see him or fix it don't go to him he's horrible
I am sorry you feel this way. As you know, federal privacy laws make it impossible for me to discuss anything about any patient I treat. I sincerely hope that you would give our Patient Support Services Team a call so they can make arrangements for us to speak. Please call them at 260-408-2785 and leave a message. Thank you
Howe, IN |
Excellent bedside manner
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Christopher W. LaSalle, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand, including microvasular reconstruction, rheumatoid arthritis and trauma surgery. Dr. LaSalle retuned to his roots of Fort Wayne and joined HandONE, a division of Ortho NorthEast, in 2000.

Chris LaSalle wanted to be a physician from the time he was in grade school. With several physicians in his family, including his father, grandfather, great grandfather and two uncles, Chris knew at a young age that he, too, belonged in the world of medicine.

Dr. LaSalle earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University at Bloomington and his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. He served a surgical internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, completed an orthopaedic residency through the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, and earned a Fellowship Diploma at Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. LaSalle is a diplomate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary Society.

Dr. LaSalle enjoys many hobbies, including cycling, water skiing, golf, bow hunting, beekeeping and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Dr. LaSalle's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  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
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, Fort Wayne, IN

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Tennessee, Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement