ABOUT DR. GEORGE
Dr. Christopher George has been providing orthopaedic care to patients in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2013. He specializes in sports medicine, hip arthroscopy, anterior muscle sparing total hip replacement, and knee reconstruction and replacement. With minimally invasive and arthroscopic treatment options, Dr. George strives to return patients to the lifestyle and activities they desire.
Dr. George grew up in Iowa and attended college at the University of Iowa, where he was a member of the University of Iowa swimming team, elected as team captain for two seasons. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he served as chief resident in his final year. He then continued his training and specialization in orthopaedic sports medicine with the Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation.
When he is out of the office Dr. George spends time with his wife Marni and their children, Ryder and Avelyn.
Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship: Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Iowa
My goal is to return patients to their desired activities and lifestyle. My approach starts with conservative treatment options and progresses to surgery when appropriate. We will mutually develop a treatment plan to help you get back to your active lifestyle as efficiently as possible.
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS & LEADERSHIP ROLES
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program
Colorado Medical Society
Mount Sopris Medical Society
Valley View Hospital Surgery Department Chair (2016, 2018)
Valley View Hospital Medical Executive Committee (2015-2018)
Valley View Hospital Physician Advisory Council
Valley View continues to invest in medically advanced equipment typically found in larger metropolitan areas in order to bring world-class care to the Roaring Fork Valley. The Glenwood Orthopaedic Center at Valley View now offers robotic-arm assisted surgery for patients needing joint replacement surgery. This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way knee and hip replacements are performed.
The treatment option, known as Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, starts with a CT Scan of the patient’s knee. The CT Scan is then used to create a patient-specific virtual 3D model of the joint. That model is then loaded into the Mako system software to create a surgical plan that is based specifically on the anatomy of that patient. When a Valley View orthopaedic surgeon preforms the operation, the robotic arm assists the surgeon to provide precise component placement and alignment of the knee.
“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy,” said orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Christopher George.
The Glenwood Orthopaedic Center at Valley View sees the demand for such procedures increasing as Valley residents stay active into their later years. This addition to our orthopaedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to providing the community with outstanding healthcare.
MATT OSIER | PATIENT TESTIMONIAL
It was the beginning of Matt’s junior year of high school when he was diagnosed with Patellar Tendonitis. Not wanting to miss his first season on the varsity football team, Matt played thru the pain. When the season was over, the pain in his knee had gotten progressively worse. Matt had done everything he could to find relief from the pain, but nothing was working. When Dr. George came into the picture he offered a new course of treatment, Platelet Rich Plasma injections. The results were astounding.”Being able to run again and have that freedom to go from not being able to jump, squat, run, really do anything without pain and have that total range of motion was such a great thing, especially as an athlete.”