Dr. Mark Christofersen, MD

Dr. Mark Christofersen, MD

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Dr. Mark Christofersen, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Murfreesboro, TN and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

1800 Medical Center Pkwy Ste 200

Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Christofersen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christofersen treats Fracture more than 15% of his peers

Dr. Christofersen treats this condition more than 15% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture of Arm (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Fracture of Facial Bone
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Wrist and Fingers)
  • Fracture of Leg Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Shoulder Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christofersen treats Shoulder Disorders more than 13% of his peers

Dr. Christofersen treats this condition more than 13% of his peers

Elbow Injuries
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christofersen treats Elbow Injuries more than 13% of his peers

Dr. Christofersen treats this condition more than 13% of his peers

Dr. Christofersen's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Low Back Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

Careful attention to Patient's problem, Cost effective application of diagnostic and treatment options, Technical excellence in Surgery, focus on patient education, & a sense of Humor

Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
University of Toronto
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1979
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1978
Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville
Medical School
1974
University of Chicago
Undergraduate School
1985
1984
1979
1978
1974

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Resident Paper, Vanderbilt Ortho Dept, June, 1984
  • Best Lecture, Osler Orthopaedic Board Review Course, 1989, 1990
  • Best Lecturer, Osler Board Review Course, Orthopaedics, 1991

Dr. Christofersen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Christofersen

3.9

Based on 49 reviews

5 Stars
69.38775510204081%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.081632653061225%
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1 Star
22.448979591836736%
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He’s not only incredibly professional but he’s always so FUNNY! I told him he should be a stand up comic on the side.. I would recommend him him to anyone. Kat Maslich
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Horrible and stress inducing experience. He misdiagnosed my daughter with mild cerebral palsy. He just dropped that info in the office like it was no big deal. My pediatrician recommended getting a second opinion because that diagnosis didn't seem right to him. FOUR other specialists who saw my daughter after that (neurologists and other orthos) wondered why in the world she was diagnosed with that because she has absolutely no signs of CP other than being mildly "in-toed". It caused months of extreme anxiety for our family and many sleepless nights wondering if it would get worse over time or stay the same? Would she have other side effects? She was 3 years old at the time. Absolutely unacceptable.
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Wonderful. Took very good care of my son during his back surgery.
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Dr. Christofersen is the best DR.
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Very respectful and caring.
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This is our second go around with a child breaking an arm and Dr.Chrostoferson taking care of it. He's very personable, and thorough. He performed surgery after hours on my child and he was nothing but wonderful!
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Dr. Christofersen was very personable. He took a great interest in our son and his health. He didn’t rush into unnecessary procedures but did prepare us for worst case scenario of our son’s broken arm even while hoping for the best with a demeanor that set us at ease. We wholeheartedly recommend him and his staff.
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Waited over 1 1/2 hrs to be seen!!! Only for the Doctor to spend less than 5 min in the room because according to him my son was the easiest patient of the day. Not fair at all because I feel we should all get the same attention
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Dr. Christofersen is the best. My daughter tore her meniscus in her left knee and she was ready to play ball again within 3 days. The scar on her knee is not noticeable
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AMAZING! He is kind, relatable to children, knowledgeable and despite being super busy, wait time was short. Thank you for everything yesterday!! Hopefully no more boxer fractures for my little one
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Knowledgeable & funny- great job working with my 11yr old...
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He reassured me that my son will be okay and that there's nothing to worry about.
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Gave nothing helpful in terms of what to do. Feel more tests should have been performed to have a more complete understanding. Spent lots of time chit chatting and very little time with my daughter. When we brought up anything that didn’t go along with his narrative, he just choose not to address it. My daughter & I both asked questions and he did not answer them. Would be great at a party but waste of time as a doctor. Feel like we now have to start over. Complete waste of time and money
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Very personable and took time to explain. We appreciated not being pushed to operate. Check in staff rude and acted like we were an inconvenience.harr
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We love Dr. Christofersen. He is kind, considerate, humorous, and he explains things well. He often gives tidbits of wisdom - life advice that I find to be priceless.
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Very understanding and patient focused!
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Dr. Christofersen was a blessing to our family! He answered questions and gave explanations that made sense, and had a simple solution to our daughter’s leg problems. He is very personable and seems to care about his patients. I just wish we would have been referred to him first!
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Great bed side manner and very good with my 12 year old son on explaining everything and ensuring we both understood what to expect and next steps. I would highly recommend Dr Christifersen with regard to treating your children.
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Nice man. He is excellent with kids and moms.
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