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Christopher J. Utz, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Orthopaedic Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: Wellington Orthopaedics/University of Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Fellowship (Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation Orthopaedic Surgery Residency (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Notre Dame (Mechanical Engineering)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Certification Date: 2015-07-23)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sports Medicine) (Certification Date: 2017-10-05)


Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

Contact Information
Research Interests

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Hip Arthroscopy

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Athletic Injuries

Complex Multi Ligament Knee Injury

Dislocated Shoulder

Femoracetabular Impingement

Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular impingement)

Hip Labral tear

Knee Cap Dislocation

Knee Dislocation

Knee Injuries

Knee Ligament Injury

Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Pain

Labral Tear

Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury

Lateral Patellar Dislocation

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Injury

Patella Tendon Tear

Patellar Dislocation

Patellar Instability

Patellar Tendon Rupture

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

Proximal and Distal Bicep Tendon Tear

Proximal Hamstring Tear

Quadricep Tendon Rupture

Quadricep Tendon Tear

Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator Cuff Tear

Separated Shoulder

Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder Instability

Sports Related Injuries

Peer Reviewed Publications

Branam, Barton R; Utz, Christopher J 2017. Indications for Two-Incision (Outside-In) Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Clinics in sports medicine, 36 1, 71-86

Branam BR, Utz CJ. 2016. Indications fr Two-Incision (Outside-In) ACL Reconstruction. Controversies in ACL Reconstruction, ,

Utz, Christopher J; Bauer, Thomas W; Iannotti, Joseph P 2011. Glenoid component loosening due to deficient subscapularis: a case study of eccentric loading. Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.], 20 8, e16-21