Dr. Christopher Lee Forthman, MD

Dr. Christopher Lee Forthman, MD

Dr. Christopher Lee Forthman, MD

Languages: Spanish
Fax: (410) 821-5943

Contact this Provider:

  • Hand Surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormalities of the hands
  • acromioclavicular fracture
  • acromioclavicular joint separation
  • adhesive capsulitis
  • adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder
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Procedures I Perform
  • acromioclavicular joint repair
  • amputation of the finger surgery
  • arthroscopic shoulder decompression
  • arthroscopy
  • arthroscopy of elbow
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About the Provider

Dr. Forthman trained in orthopaedic surgery at Harvard and cultivated a great interest in surgery of the entire upper extremity. His specialties are; arthroscopic treatment of shoulder disorders (e.g. rotator cuff tears and instability), shoulder and elbow joint replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, complex fractures of the shoulder, elbow and wrist and reconstructive surgery.

  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (2006)
  • Residency Program: Massachusetts General Hospital (2005)
  • Internship Program: Massachusetts General Hospital (2001)
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine (2000)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
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