Christopher West, MD
Christopher West, MD is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstruction. His particular clinical interests include primary and revision hip and knee replacements, adolescent and young adult hip preservation, as well as lower extremity trauma.
Dr. West offers a variety of treatment options to his patients based on their activity level and joint health. His comprehensive approach to the hip focusses on treatments that will allow patients to stay highly active and preserve their natural hip. Additionally, he offers hip resurfacing, a form of hip replacement for highly active patients. Finally, he offers anterior approach total hip arthroplasty as well as revision arthroplasty to treat complications of total joint replacement.
Dr. West grew up in Salt Lake City and received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University and his Doctor of Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed orthopedic internship and residency at the University of Iowa before heading to Missouri where he completed a fellowship in joint replacement, preservation, and resurfacing at Washington University in St. Louis. During his fellowship, he also served as an attending orthopedic surgeon at Barnes Jewish Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was awarded the travelling fellowship of the Hip Preservation Society (ISHA) which he completed in Boston, London, and Switzerland, learning from pioneers in hip preservation and reconstruction techniques.
Dr. West is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has presented clinical research at the state and national level and has published his research in medical journals.
Chris and his wife live in Salt Lake City with their three young children and enjoy time together skiing, biking, and overlanding.
- Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee
- Avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis of the hip
- Hip Dysplasia
- Femoroacetabular impingement
- Hip labral tear
- Complications of hip and knee replacement
- Primary Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior approach)
- Revision Hip Replacement
- Primary Knee Replacement (Total and Partial)
- Hip Preservation Procedures: Hip arthroscopy, periacetabular osteotomy, surgical dislocation of the hip, proximal femoral osteotomy
- Hip Resurfacing
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible
- Fellowship: Adult Joint Replacement, Preservation, & Resurfacing, Washington University in St Louis
Hip Preservation Global Travelling Fellowship
Boston Children’s Hospital - Boston, MA,
University College London Hospitals - London, England
Inselspital (Berne), Shulthess Klinik (Zurich), University of Freiberg - Switzerland
- Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
- Professional Medical: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
- Undergraduate: BS, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University
- West CR, Slullitel PA, De Cicco FL, Pascual-Garrido C. (2020) Hip Labrum. AAOS Resident Curriculum-Basic Science.
Peer Reviewed Publications
- Halbur C, Gulbrandsen T, West C, Brown T, Noiseux, N. Weight-based Aspirin Dosing May Further Reduce the Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism Following Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthoplasty. In submission.
- West CR, Bedard N, Duchman K, Westermann R, Callaghan JJ. Rates and Risk Factors for Revision Hip Arthroscopy. Iowa Orthop J. 2019; 39:89-93
- Scott EJ, Bedard NA, West CR, Dowdle SB, Liu SS, Callaghan JJ. Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy in the Medicare Population: Is There Value? Iowa Orthop J. 2019; 39:89-93
- West C, Ranganath Y, Willey M. Fascia Iliaca Block for Reduction of Anterior Native Hip Dislocation: a Case Report. Iowa Orthop J. 2017;37:19-21
- West CR, Bowden AE. Using Tendon Inherent Electric Properties to Consistently Track Induced Mechanical Strain. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2012 July; 40(7):1568-1574
- West CR, Bowden AE. Tendon is its Own Strain Gauge: Inherent Electric Properties Consistently Measure Induced Strain. Annual Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, Feb 2012
- Linford SW, West CR, Stoddard GJ, West HS. A New Design for Suture Anchors in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, an Evaluation of Anchor Length and Angle of Insertion. Annual Meeting of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chicago IL, March 2013
- West CR, Bedard N, Duchman K, Westermann R, Callaghan JJ. Rates and Risk Factors for Revision Hip Arthroscopy. Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Amelia Island, FL, April 2017
- Scott EJ, Bedard NA, West CR, Dowdle SB, Liu SS, Callaghan JJ. Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy in the Medicare Population: Is There Value? Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, San Antonio, TX, April 2018
- West CR, Rudert JR, West HS, Wolf BR. Variability of Non-Isometric Excursion in ACL Hamstring Autograft and Its Effect on Loading Through Knee Range of Motion: What Is the Risk For Overloading the Graft? Submitted for 2019 Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association.
- Westermann R, West C, Bedard N, Duchman K, Lynch TS, Willey M. Psychiatric Disorders and Osteoarthritis Independently Predict Failure of Hip Arthroscopy. Submitted for 2019 Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
- West CR, Willey MC, Establishing Regional Analgesia as Standard of Care in Perioperative Pain Management in Hip Fractures. Podium, Quality Improvement Conference - University of Iowa Dept of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Iowa City, IA, May 2017
- West CR, Bowden AE. Use of Inherent Electric Properties of Tendon to Measure Strain. Mountain West Biomedical
- Engineering Conference. Park City, UT, Sept 2010
- West CR, Bowden AE. Use of Inherent Electric Properties of Tendon to Measure Strain. Orthopaedic Research Society. Long Beach, CA, Jan 2011
- West CR, Bedard N, Duchman K, Westermann R, Callaghan JJ. Rates and Risk Factors for Revision Hip Arthroscopy. ePoster, Annual Leadership Meeting, American Orthopaedic Association. Charlotte, North Carolina, June 2017
- West CR, Altemus SR, Gogola GR, Brinker MA, Ambrose CG. The Effects of Testosterone Deficiency on Fracture Healing. Summer Research Forum, UT Houston, Houston, TX, Oct 2012