Dr. Christopher Pokabla, MD

Dr. Christopher Pokabla, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Christopher Pokabla, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Germantown, TN and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

8040 Wolf River Blvd Ste 100

Germantown, TN 38138

Contact Information

(901) 381-4664

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pokabla performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Arm Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Pokabla's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pokabla "Dr. Christopher M. Pokabla earned his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at The Ohio State University School of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, Mississippi and the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his fellowship training, Dr. Pokabla served as a team physician for Tulane University. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Pokabla is an Associate Master Instructor for AANA shoulder courses at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, IL. His specialties include sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder surgery, and shoulder replacement."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pokabla "Memphis Orthopaedic Group has served the greater Memphis area since 1942, and is a division of MSK Group, P.C., an integrated orthopaedic practice of ten physicians. With 3 offices located around Memphis, each staffed by Board Certified Physicians, coupled with walk-in access during the day, in the evening, and on Saturday, we offer our patients unsurpassed convenience and availability."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

106  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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43  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel 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, Open
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Ohio State University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Tulane Institue Of Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pokabla has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pokabla's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pokabla to family and friends
63 total reviews (40 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (63)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pokabla'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 (40)

Dr Pokabla performed surgery my left shoulder Feb 6th. I returned to my gym with modified workout yesterday. I am 5 weeks post op and able to row approximately 1000 meters. If your looking for a great shoulder specialist Dr Pokabla is THE best. He is not only an expert shoulder specialist but a...more
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This guy is the man for shoulder surgery!! I had been having severe right shoulder pain for close to 20 years!! He did a complete shoulder reconstruction on me on 11/1/17. It is now March 13th and I am pain free and playing golf again. My first round back I shot 79 which is much better than my...more
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Dr. Pokabla has helped me overcome my pain in my right rotator cuff! He preformed the surgery in July of 2017 and made the repairs by just several small incisions in my shoulder. He also performed repairs to my bicep muscle- at the same time of my rotator cuff surgery. I did have several weeks of...more
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My internist suggested to go to Dr Pokabla for my shoulder pain. I couldn't be more happier that I listed to my him. In Sep 2017, Dr Pokabla fixed my torn rotator cuff and few other problems he found in my left shoulder. He is an excellent surgeon, very caring and attentive. I had my therapy at...more
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I'd like to thank Dr. Pokabla, physician assistant, Stacy Johnson and the staff at both Popular Ave. and Germantown for the care I received during my pre-op, surgery and post-op recovery period. Dr. Pokabla repaired my bicep tendon after a tear that occurred during a farm accident last summer...more
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