My name is Dr. Christopher English. I am an orthopedic surgeon with specialized training in hand and upper extremity surgery. I recently joined Davis Orthopedics after completing a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship with world renowned hand surgeon Dr. Neil Ford Jones at University of California Irvine Medical Center.
I can treat the majority of orthopedic conditions of the upper extremity, even fractures, by non-surgical means such as casts, braces, therapy, or cortisone injection. However, with some conditions, surgery is needed. With specialized training in hand and upper extremity surgery, I have the most up to date training in arthroscopic wrist and elbow surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, and other minimally invasive and microsurgical techniques. I am certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, and board eligible by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Bioengineering from University of California, San Diego, graduating Summa Cum Laude. While at UC San Diego, I volunteered at medical missions in Ensenada, Mexico. While there, I interpreted for doctors and gave lectures, using the language skills I learned during an LDS mission to Chile.
I obtained my medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. Following this, I completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. During this time I was awarded the Health Volunteers Overseas Traveling Fellowship (Peru) by the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand. I also published multiple scientific articles and served as chief resident of the university’s orthopedic outreach clinic for the underserved.
Dr. English has a special interest in:
- Endoscopic carpal and cubital tunnel release
- Arthroscopic surgery of wrist, elbow, shoulder
- Total joint replacement of wrist, elbow, shoulder
- Implant arthroplasty for thumb arthritis
- Pediatric hand reconstruction
- Microsurgery for nerve and vessel repair
- Skin grafting and tissue transfer
I spend my free time with my wife and six kids. We can often be found riding bikes on the local bike path or mountain bike trails. During the winter months, we enjoy spending time together on the ski slopes.
I enjoy treating patients of all ages and I look forward to caring for you and helping you heal from any orthopedic or upper extremity condition you may have.