Dr. Christopher LaSalle, MD

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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.

5050 N Clinton St

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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(260) 484-8551

Dr. Christopher LaSalle, MD

Dr. Christopher LaSalle, MD

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Dr. LaSalle's Experience

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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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 Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain


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  • 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 Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Injection Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy

Background Check

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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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. LaSalle to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. LaSalle's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Ft Wayne, IN |
Dr.LaSalle has always been very thorough in helping me understand my options, I would and recommended him to others.
Ft Wayne, IN |
I have been seeing Dr. LaSalle for my hands/wrists. He is professional, knowledgeable, has a sense of humor and always answers my questions. I would and have referred friends to him and his practice.
in Woodburn |
Great care and quickly addressed my concerns. Love LaSalle and the staff!
in OH |
I had an appointment with Dr. LaSalle 9/22/2017 - from the moment I walked in the door I knew I was in the right place. The entire process was positive - friendly, happy staff from the start. I had hand surgery 10 years ago and I am confident on returning to Dr. La Salle.
in Angola, IN |
Dr LaSalle's PA was kind and informative. I was pleased with my visit.
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.
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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Hospitals where Dr. LaSalle has admitting privileges

Dupont Hospital
2520 E Dupont Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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Lutheran Hospital of Indiana
7950 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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Parkview Ortho Hospital
11130 Parkview Circle Dr
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
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Parkview Regional Medical Center
11109 Parkview Plaza Dr
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
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St. Joseph Hospital
700 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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