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Christopher J. Wahl, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Wahl is an orthopaedic surgeon fellowship trained in sports medicine, arthroscopy and trauma. He has extensive experience in the care of professional, elite, endurance and recreational athletes, having formerly served as head team physician for the San Diego Chargers (2013 - 2015) and as Associate Professor and team physician at the University of Washington (2004 - 2012). Dr. Wahl has researched, lectured and published widely, and is recognized nationally as an expert in the treatment of high-energy, complex knee and shoulder disorders. For additional information about Dr. Wahl and his clinical experience, please visit his website: http://www.opaortho.com/staff/christopher-j-wahl-md

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Accepts 49 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna US Healthcare Managed Choice
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Washington Apple Health
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Asuris
  • Bridgespan (authorization required, otherwise not in network)
  • Cigna (all plans accepted)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coventry/First Health (most products accepted)
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Group Health Cooperative Options PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • Health Net Federal Services (CHAMPUS)
  • Healthy Options (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Holland American Cruise Lines
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Labor and Industries Washington
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington LifeWise Preferred
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medicaid (zip code restrictions)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Molina Healthcare (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Multiplan/PHCS (all programs accepted)
  • Premera Blue Cross Microsoft
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence Blue Shield Preferred
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Sound Health and Wellness (Puget Sound Health Partners)
  • Soundpath Health
  • TRICARE
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcar Medicare Solution
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • United Healthcare West
  • Veterans Affairs (authorization required)
  • Workers Compensation Federal
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

Yale University School of Medicine
medical school, 1996
Yale University School of Medicine
residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2001
Hospital for Special Surgery
fellowship, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, 2002

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery, Orthopedic

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormalities Of The Arms
  • Abnormalities Of The Legs
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Acl Injuries
  • Acl Repair
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sports Injury
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Revision
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Apophysitis
  • Arm Arthritis
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Mass
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroplasty Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Of Knee
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bone Mass
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Chondroma
  • Chondromalacia
  • Clavicle
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clicking Elbow
  • Clicking Shoulder
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Delayed Union
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • Dislocated Knee
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Epicondylitis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibulectomy
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Of Ankle
  • Fracture Of Fibula
  • Fracture Of Forearm
  • Fracture Of Leg
  • Fracture Of Tibia
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Joint
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Fusion Of Joint
  • Galeazzi Fracture
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hemarthrosis
  • Hip Arthroplasty
  • Hip Fracture
  • Iliotibial Band
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Injury Of Muscle
  • Injury To Foot
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Joint Disorder
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Sprain
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knock Knee Deformity
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Mass
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Limb Length Difference
  • Locking Knee
  • Malunion Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Meniscal Transplantation
  • Meniscus
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Non-Operative Management Of Arthritis
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteolysis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Stabilization
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pathological Fracture
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Periprosthetic Femur Fracture
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Popliteal Cyst
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Reconstructive Knee Surgery
  • Resurfacing Of Hip
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Running Injury
  • Rupture Of Achilles Tendon
  • Sciatica
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labrum Repair
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sports Injury
  • Sternal Clavicular Joint Dislocation
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
  • Toe Fracture
  • Torn Ligament
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Torn Meniscus Repair
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Revision
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Revision
  • Tricep Injury
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Personal Interests

He enjoys his free time with his wife Suzanne and children exploring Seattle and enjoying an active lifestyle - sailing, cycling, mountain biking and skiing.
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Professional Associations

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ), Sports Medicine, Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America, King County Medical Society
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Christopher J. Wahl practices at one location

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah