Dr. Christopher Wilson, MD

Dr. Christopher Wilson, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Christopher Wilson, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Wheat Ridge, CO and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, and more.Read his story

8550 W 38th Ave Ste 106

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 94% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Wilson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wilson "Dr. Christopher Wilson is a caring orthopedic hand surgeon treating patients in Wheat Ridge, CO for 30 plus years. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Society of the Hand (ASSH) . Dr. Wilson studied medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Virginia. Dr. Wilson also finished a fellowship in hand surgery at Hand Surgery Associates in Denver, CO. Dr. Wilson sees patients with all hand, wrist and elbow conditions, with special interest and expertise in upper extremity nerve conditions and thumb CMC joint arthritis. Dr. Wilson leads an active lifestyle enjoying golf, skiing, scuba diving, tennis and windsurfing."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wilson "30 years experience in upper extremity care, specializing in complicated problems and particularly nerve problems in the upper extremity. Office hours run on time. Patient's questions are answered. OR technical skills are excellent."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

50  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Injuries
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Swelling
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Muscle Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Numbness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Wrist Pain
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24  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Cornell
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Utah
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Hand Surgery Assoc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Ralph K Davies Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients Choice Award, 2009
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Christopher Wilson, MD
Dr. Wilson performed a challenging removal of a nerve tumor from my arm. I was very concerned I was going to lose partial use of my arm. With his high level of competence, I was blessed with no damage to the nerve and with time have regained full use of my arm. It is likely I will have more...Read More
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Feb 13, 2018
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This was, by far, the best experience I've had with a new physician. I went to Dr. Wilson for a second opinion, and I'm glad that I did! Firstly, the office was able to schedule me the same day with was very convenient, as I needed to be seen before the end of the week because I am moving. ...Read More
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Allison R in Denver, CO – Oct 05, 2016
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Transferred care to dr Wilson and glad I did! Much better than my previous dr!!
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Jason in Denver, CO – Aug 08, 2016
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I would definitely not recommend Dr. Wilson. He was very rude and assumed that I have the knowledge of a doctor. When I asked him a question, he had no patience and seemed annoyed that I did not understand him. He was in a rush and had a very unpleasant bedside manner.
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Andrea in Denver, CO – Jun 14, 2016
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Very sure of himself, which, I suppose is a good thing for a doctor/surgeon.
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Wheat Ridge, CO – Mar 17, 2016
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