Dr. Christopher LaSalle, MD

Dr. Christopher LaSalle, MD

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Dr. Christopher LaSalle, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Fort Wayne, IN. He has been practicing for 18 years.Read his story

5050 N Clinton St

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Contact Information

(260) 484-8551

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Ganglion Cyst
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more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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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
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

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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 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. LaSalle to family and friends
4.4
based on 36 total reviews (21 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (29)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (4)

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 (21)

in Fort Wayne |
Dr. LaSalle listens and uses humor to reduce one’s anxiety over presenting problems that involve surgery. Great surgeon.
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in Lagrange,IN |
I would totally recommend Dr LaSalle he made my visit very enjoyable. The complete staff was extremely helpful and kind. I SAY GOOD JOB TO EVERYONE AT ONE SW. Patty Tone
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Auburn |
He needs to learn some better bedside manners. I have a right to ask as many questions as I want about my medical issues. I felt rushed through the appointment and that he did not care of my medical care because I am a workman's comp situation. It has continued attitude towards my health care...more
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in Fort Wayne, IN |
Dr. LaSalle was very open and honest with me earlier this year when I needed hand surgery, told me what to expect and the results were delivered. I was contemplating having a another surgery on my other hand and asked for his advice on how to proceed. Once again he guided me to the most logical...more
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Van Wert, OH |
Explained everything and answered all questions.
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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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