Dr. James Christensen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 73
  
Dr. Christensen
Accepting new patients

Reno Orthopedic Clinic, Reno, NV

555 N Arlington Ave Reno, NV 89503

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(775) 786-3040

Dr. James Christensen, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Reno, NV and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine medical school in 1971. He is affiliated with medical facilities Renown Regional Medical Center and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Christensen to book an appointment.


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  • Low Wait Times
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Dr. Christensen accepts the following insurance:

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Balanced Pathway-NV HMO
Balanced Pathway-NV PPO
Balanced-NV PPO
Boyd Gaming Network-NV
Bronze Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
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Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-NV PPO
Bronze Pathway -NV HMO
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Catastrophic Pathway X-NV HMO
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Catastrophic Pathway-NV PPO
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Gold Nevada PPO
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Gold Pathway-NV PPO
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Silver-NV PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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No malpractice claims found for Nevada
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Dr. Christensen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Dr. Christensen treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Limb Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Limb Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Trigger Finger
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Trigger Finger more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Christensen's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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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 knew he was the one I wanted treating me. Very knowlegable and great bedside manner. I have had 3 surgeries with him and several injections. His staff is amazing. Not looking forward to his retirement:(
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Sally in Sparks – Feb 10, 2018
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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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Michael Kilcarr in Tahoe City, Ca – Feb 10, 2018
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He’s a great doctor
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Feb 04, 2018
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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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Maria in Reno – Jan 28, 2018
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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 with tendinitis, this time in. My hand, as well as arthritis in my large thumb joint. He gave me two injections of cortisone as well as a brace for my thumb. I am already feeling relief from the pain.
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Carol Patterson in Reno, NV – Dec 23, 2017
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Great reception! Good Doctor! Thank you for giving repair to both my hands. Happy Holidays!
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Helene in Reno – Dec 09, 2017
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Dr. James Christensen has operated on both thumbs, have no problems with them since, he explains everything so I can understand it, and spends plenty of time so he makes sure you understand everything.
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Peggy Ibbeson in Fallon – Nov 30, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr Christensen. He is extremely knowledgeable, skillful, and honest. Though it might take a while for an appointment with him, he is well worth the wait. I give him a full 5 stars.
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Kathleen Pasquale in Nevada – Nov 30, 2017
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My positive exposure and interaction with ROC physicians began after I came to Reno in 1974 when I was seen by Drs Herz, Sargent, Teipner , Halvorson and later Greenwald and Shonnard. I have seen Dr. James Christensen for all my hand and wrist issues for a number of years and can attest to his surgical skills and overall patient oriented commitment. Sincerely, John Busse.
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John D. Busse in Reno, NV – Nov 16, 2017
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Does not talk to you about issues you are having, especially if it involves pain management. Openly states that he doesn't want to end up like Dr. Rand. Interrupts when you are asking questions. Rarely looks you in the eye, very rude which I could get past if he answered questions and listened. I expressed concern re: severe pain I am having (4 wks after accident/surgery), he shrugged and said uh huh. I had to reach out to another medical professional for my answers.
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Susan in Reno, NV – May 31, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Christensen, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Reno, NV and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine medical school in 1971. He is affiliated with medical facil...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1979
Merrit Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1976
University of California Davis Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1972
Sacramento Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1971
Creighton University School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Reno Orthopedic Clinic, Reno, NV

Reno Orthopedic Clinic555 N Arlington Ave Reno, NV 89503
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Renown Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)