Dr. Christopher LaSalle, MD

Dr. Christopher LaSalle, MD

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Dr. Christopher LaSalle, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Fort Wayne, IN and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

5050 N Clinton St

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Contact Information

(260) 484-8551

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Top Care Areas

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Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. LaSalle's bio

This content was provided by Dr. LaSalle "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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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Amputated Arm
  • Amputated Finger
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bowler's Finger Syndrome
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Hyperextension
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Finger Clubbing
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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23  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • 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
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, In
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, In
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, Fort Wayne, In
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Tennessee, Campbell Clinic, Memphis, Tn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. LaSalle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. LaSalle's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. LaSalle to family and friends
54 total reviews (40 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (54)

  • 5
    (46)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. LaSalle's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (40)

This office is organized and very professional from check in to the care received to check out! For the number of patients going in and out of the office I was nervous that I would be there for a long time. Not at all! What a refreshing experience. In addition Dr. LaSalle is very personable and...more
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He takes the time to explain in terms you can understand and answers questions. He has a great personality.
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I've been going to Dr. LaSalle 13 years. I had a hand problem which he promptly and accurately diagnosed. I was really in a beer at deal of pain, but he was willing to work with me on pain control which worked for a period of time finally after 11 years I decided surgery which he recommended...more
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I had a consultation with Dr. LaSalle concerning knuckle replacement for my rheumatoid arthritis deformed hands. He was pleasant and I felt comfortable with him. He was very good at explaining what would be done and therapy that would need to follow plus estimated time for recovery to "normal" use...more
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Dr. LaSalle was very detailed regarding procedure which was completed for a trigger thumb. He discussed other options and was extremely professional, friendly, and made me feel comfortable. He answered all my questions and concerns.
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