Dr. James Christensen, MD

Dr. James Christensen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
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Dr. James Christensen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Reno, NV and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

555 N Arlington Ave

Reno, NV 89503

Contact Information

(775) 786-3040

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Neuroplasty
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Christensen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

51  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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29  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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

  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Sacramento Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • University Of California Davis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Merrit Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Christensen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Christensen's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christensen to family and friends
23 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Christensen'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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I was diagnosed with keinbocks disease in my wrist 7 yrs ago by my primary physician. After seeing several different wrist doctors in Reno(maybe all but him) with no answers or action I ended up having surgery at UC Davis. Then a friend recommended Dr. Christensen. The very first appointment I...more
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Dr Christensen was very professional & I would highly recommend his knowledge & understand of the hand. My appointment went flawless & I’m glad I waited to meet w/ him & get his perspective on my problem. Would defiantly return if my problem becomes unmanageable!
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He’s a great doctor
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Dr Christensen is great MD Knowledgeable, experienced, treat me with a lots of respect and caring I recommend him to my friends and family Please don't retire yet Thanks for seeing me as a patient Maria o
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7 years ago, Dr. Christiansen performed surgery for tendinitis. I am very satisfied with the results of that surgery and ensuing therapy at ROC. For the past few months, I have been experincing pain in my right hand, two trigger fingers, etc. I saw Dr Christiansen yesterday, and was diagnosed...more
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