Dr. Christopher Selgrath, DO

Dr. Christopher Selgrath, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Selgrath is a fellowship-trained, board certified, orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive joint replacement of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He currently practices at the Muscle, Bone, and Joint Center and operates at Aria Health's Torresdale, Bucks, and Frankford divisions and has been in practice since 2004. Dr. Selgrath specializes in both routine and complex primary joint replacements of the hip and knee, while also taking on the difficult revision surgeries sent to him from other local orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Selgrath is one of a few surgeons in the Philadelphia area performing partial knee replacement with the Oxford prosthesis and also performs Quad-Sparing Total Knee Replacement surgery, thus allowing for a more rapid recovery after surgery. Dr. Selgrath completed his undergraduate education at LaSalle University and was a Master's of Science candidate in Molecular Biology at Villanova University before graduating from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) with Honors. Upon graduation, Dr. Selgrath accepted a five-year residency position in Orthopaedic Surgery at Graduate Hospital/PCOM. While in residency Dr. Selgrath completed his shoulder and elbow training at the Rothman Institute under the guidance of Drs. Mark Lazarus and John Fenlen, trained with world renowned, and then director of the Joint Replacement Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Paul Lotke (one of the founding fathers of joint replacement of the knee in North America), and completed his trauma training at Cooper University's Level 1 Trauma Center in Camden, NJ. Dr Selgrath also received the honor of being elected, by his peers and attending staff, Chief Resident during his final year of training. After residency, and under the guidance of Dr. Lotke, Dr. Selgrath accepted a fellowship position at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. While in fellowship, Dr Selgrath performed over 1200 joint replacement surgeries of the hip and knee, and was awarded the honor of First Place in the national research competition held at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in San Francisco in 2004. Dr. Selgrath is a current board member on the 100-year-old Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society and is a past president of the Adult Reconstruction section of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons.He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Society, Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, and the American Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Selgrath also has been awarded the status of Fellow, analogous to a lifetime achievement award, by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Selgrath also sits on the board of directors of the non-profit foundation For Pete's Sake, which provides respites for young cancer patients and their families during their battle against cancer. Dr. Selgrath is happily married to his wonderful wife Elizabeth and has four beautiful children, Nathan, Emerson, Benjamin, and Griffin. Dr. Selgrath enjoys participating in Triathlons, running marathons, and coaching his children's basketball and baseball teams.

Aria - 3B Orthopaedics

3110 Grant Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19114
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Knee Sprain
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more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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 Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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  • Lasalle University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Graduate Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Graduate Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Vcu Health System
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Villanova University
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Selgrath's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Selgrath to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Selgrath's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Warrington, PA |
Dr Selgrath replaced my left hip two weeks ago. Today I am walking pain free no assistance from walkers or canes. I am cleared to drive and start advanced physical therapy. The pain management from my surgery was superior. I did everything they told me to do prior and after my surgery and everything went very well. I am amazed at the level of care I received and the success of my hip replacement. I know it sounds cliche but "I wish I didn't wait so long".
in Warrington, PA |
I am extremely pleased with the care I received from Dr. Selgrath and his staff. My hip surgery went extremely well and I had absolutely no problems during or afterward. Also, Dr. Selgrath is personable, friendly, and, most importantly, communicates well with his patients. I highly recommend him.
Could not be more pleased. Caring, efficient and supremely skilled.
in Philadelphia |
OUTSTANDING PHYSICIAN!!!! Have already referred 4 friends who are now patients of Dr. Selgrath! His bedside manner is wonderful. He takes time to speak with you & explains every detail of your care plan in a way that you understand. Always gives you options & is supportive of your decisions in planning your care. I received a new hip by Dr. Selgrath & from start to finish, a stellar experience and solid positive outcome. Excellent service also at Aria-Jefferson Health Bucks County Campus.
A caring and kind man who always has the time to listen . His staff is excellent and also kind. When making an appointment from Grant ve location Anne at the front desk could not be any nicer. I always recommend Dr.Selgrath and Corcoran . The only thing I would change is the music while waiting for the phone to be answered.
in Philadelphia, PA |
I was very pleased with the quality of care I received.. Dr. Selgrath and the entire staff are very professional and also readily available to answer any and all questions I had. I felt very much at ease going into my surgery. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Selgrath to anyone considering knee replacement.
Springfield, PA |
I chose Dr Selgrath for a total hip replacement. From my initial appointment to evaluate my condition, through the surgery and post-operative care, he provided detailed understandable explanations about the procedure and any questions I asked. He was unfailingly patient, concerned and encouraging. The staff always displayed the same commitment to patient care. I have had an excellent outcome from the procedure. I highly recommend Dr Selgraith.
in Philadelphia, PA |
Dr Selgrath is professional and cares about all your concerns. Always willing to best help you get back to your life and understands peoples limited time and resources in getting back on your feet. He has treated my entire family and I recommend him to anyone who needs quality care
in Philadelphia, PA |
Dr. Selgrath and his staff are the best. They treat us like we are family. I would and have recommend him to anyone.
bensalem, pa |
Very happy with Dr. Selgrath. He did a great job replacing my hip.
Warminster, PA |
I just had surgery by Dr selgraph at aria bucks hospital an my knee replacement surgery was done march 22 2017 an Dr selgraph said I'd be hitting golf balls in 6 weeks an I was , he did an excellent job an couldn't be more pleased , keep up the good work Dr.. thank you
in Philadelphia, PA |
Dr. Selgrath is the all around package when it comes to surgeons/doctors! His care, the time he takes to answer all questions, as well as his surgical expertise are superior to any other physician I have seen in the past. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.
in Philadelphia, PA |
I originally became a patient of Dr. Selgrath's 3 years ago for my knee, I am an athlete so I am always getting hurt. Since then, I only go to him for every injury. He is very patient with me and always makes sure I have complete understanding before leaving the office. He has amazing bedside manner and I always know he will fix me! Highly recommended.
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Dr. Selgrath accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Selgrath has admitting privileges

Aria - Jefferson Health - Frankford
4900 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19124
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Aria - Jefferson Health - Bucks County
380 North Oxford Valley Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
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Aria - Jefferson Health - Torresdale
10800 Knights Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19114
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