Christian P. Christensen, M.D.

Hip & Knee Replacement Specialist

At Bluegrass Orthopaedics, Dr. Christensen is highly trained and board certified to provide complete care for all your hip and knee concerns. No matter what your age, a problem with the hip and knee may be keeping you from activities you enjoy. Pain and stiffness may even limit the daily tasks you can do. Whether you have a fracture, arthritis, work injury, sports injury, an accident or disease, treating orthopaedic problems takes a team of experts.
With state of the art equipment and cutting-edge technology, Bluegrass Orthopaedics has a fully staffed physical therapy department, an open MRI Scanner and diagnostic Radiology to assist in the diagnosis and treatment for all your orthopaedic concerns.

Dr. Christensen specializes in the following procedures:

  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Complex Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Complex Revision Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. Christensen does participate in workers compensation, quality assurance programs, and second opinions.

Dr. Christensen earned his medical degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1992. He went on to complete his postgraduate residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He then performed a hip and knee adult reconstruction fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston from 1998 to 2003. He moved to Lexington in 2003 after joining the Lexington Clinic and worked there until 2016.

He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is an expert in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery including direct anterior hip replacement and partial knee replacement. He also specializes in complex revision hip and knee replacement. He has authored numerous papers and made presentations at national meetings involving joint replacement. Dr. Christensen’s Hospital affiliation is St. Joseph East Hospital.


Evan Henson, MMS, PA-C is a graduate of University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program where he received his Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2011. He spent 4 years with a large multi-specialty orthopedic group in Rockford, IL before moving back to Lexington to work with Dr Christensen in 2016. Evan is a Lexington native, receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Transylvania University in 2005 with a major in Biology and minor in Music. He went on to participate in Spinal Cord and Brain Injury research at UK, earning a Masters in Medical Sciences in 2008 prior to attending PA school. He is board certified by the NCCPA and state licensed.

Matthew Martinson, PA-C graduated from Des Moines University Physician Assistant program in 2010. He is NCCPA certified and current state licensed. He joined Bluegrass Orthopaedics in ​2016​. He started working in orthopedics after graduation and has primarily worked in adult total joint reconstruction.


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