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Dr. Christopher Ferguson

Orthopedic Surgery
Memphis, TN
21 years experience male

Locations

Memphis Orthopaedic Group - North Office

Memphis, TN

Address

3890 New Covington Pike, Suite 200, Memphis, TN
Directions

Memphis Orthopaedic Group

Germantown, TN

Office

Germantown, TN

Memphis Orthopaedic Group - Central Office

Memphis, TN

Memphis Orthopaedic Group - South Office

Memphis, TN

About

Bio

Dr. Ferguson is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty board certification in orthopaedic sports medicine. He completed medical school and his Orthopaedic residency training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed an AO trauma fellowship in Chur, Switzerland. Dr. Ferguson specializes in sports medicine and adult reconstructive surgery.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

238 Answers
287 Agrees
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: The benefits of exercise typically outweigh any minimal damage from walking.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Chronic injury: A chronic rotator cuff injury can cause this. If the rotator cuff muscles are not being used they wither and become fatty.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Sure: Have it evaluated. You may need another surgery.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Too often: Decrease the frequency and duration of the ice pack application. Don't apply the ice pack directly to the skin. Use a light cloth as a barrier between... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Maybe: If you had a knee replacement you should followup at regular intervals as outlined by your surgeon. If something like an arthroscopy for a meniscal te... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: Bone spurs in the shoulder are not caused by neck problems. Neck and shoulder problems overlap commonly in terms of the symptoms they produce.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Too much bed rest can cause a sore back.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: If pain persists you should have x-rays taken.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Few weeks: Typically this resolves after 2 to 3 weeks with treatment. It can recur depending on the cause.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See a doctor: Chronic pain in multiple locations needs to be evaluated by a physician.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Probably: In general, yes. You should ask the surgeon who performed your hip replacement as there may be specific restrictions based on the operative findings.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Shoe insert: Look for a carbon fiber shoe insole. They can be found online or you can get one through your doctor. These make the sole of your shoe rigid and helps... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Call your surgeon: Increasing redness after surgery is concerning for infection. Usually the area becomes warmer rather than colder however. Are you icing the knee? If s... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See hand surgeon: Only an experienced hand surgeon who has evaluated you and reviewed your x-rays can advise you on this. There can never be a guarantee of fracture hea... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Swelling: Ice reduces swelling.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Difficult to say: You describe a fairly significant knee operation and set of injuries. It's hard to say without examining you and reviewing your studies. Your orthoped... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
NSAIDs: Try nsaids and ice. If not improving rapidly see your doctor.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Ulnar nerve: A contusion of the ulnar nerve gives the sensation we fell when we hit the so called "funny bone". The sensation travels down the nerve from the insid... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Follow surg advice: There is no way to significantly speed up the process. Everyone heals at a different rate. The younger and healthier you are in general, the faster yo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Physical therapy: A trial of physical therapy would be a reasonable place to start.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: I'm sorry, you'll have to be more specific as to what type of elbow surgery.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See a doctor: Significant neck pain following a car wreck needs to be evaluated by a physician.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Only a physician that has examined you and your imaging studies /test results can help you with this.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Could be: Persistent knee pain with both rest and activity, particularly associated with "cracking" could be from arthritis. You should have them checked out to... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Several weeks: It is common for a knee to have some pain for several weeks after surgery. Ask your surgeon as they are in the best position to address your particula... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Many causes: There are many possible causes of ankle swelling depending on whether or not there was a traumatic injury and your medical history. Sprain, fracture, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Repeat MRI: Possible re-tear vs failure of repair if procedure was truly meniscal repair. Repeat MRI would seem reasonable at this point. Discuss with your orthop... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
MRI next step : This could be caused by a problem within the knee so an MRI is a good idea if x-rays were normal. Radiating pain in the lower extremity can also be ne... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Many possibilities: There are too many possible causes to give you a reliable answer. I recommend you see your doctor for an exam and possible neck / shoulder x-rays.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Probably: Have it evaluated by a hand surgeon to determine what it is and the best treatment for it.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See a doctor : This needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Unable to assess without an exam and possibly x-rays.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Impingement?: Shoulder impingement is a common condition that can cause pain in the deltoid area. Neck issues can as well. It would be worthwhile to see a doctor so... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It depends: Sometimes it will resolve on its own. If there is an internal injury to the knee, fluid may continue to form. Have it checked out.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
ORIF: Certainly any time bones are described as "shattered" that sugggests a very serious injury. Usually as orthopedic surgeons we try to fix fractures thr... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See plastic surgeon: I would see the advice of an experienced plastic surgeon. Sometimes additional surgery for keloids will make things worse.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Exam/imaging: Start by seeing an orthopedic surgeon/sports medicine doc. They will discuss your injury and perform an exam. If not apparent on exam, an MRI is somet... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Hard to say: Good that pain and numbness is gone. The other symptoms you describe are not typical after carpal tunnel release. At one month post op it may be a lit... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Time to see doctor: Worsening symptoms means its time to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Knee pain when transitioning from sitting to standing is common wit... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: You are not likely to experience any problems from taking one levofloxacin.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Lots of causes: Arthritis is the most common cause of groin pain. Other common causes would be hip impingement or a cartilage tear. Infection is very serious cause of... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See a doctor: I woundn't advise trying to treat this yourself. We see compilicated wounds all of the time from patients trying to drain lesions on their own. It's b... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It's painful: Try sleeping in a recliner. Some patients tell me that helps until the pain gets better.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Varies: Most total hip patients experience significant pain relief very soon after surgery. It is not uncommon though for a patient to need occasional pain me... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Usually bracing/time: Most compression fractures are treated with bracing for 6 to 8 weeks and pain. Follow the advice of your treating doctor.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: A complete acl tear will not heal on its own. Whether or not you needs surgery depends on your symptoms, activity level, hobbies, and the general cond... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: At least a short course of physical therapy would be beneficial to speed your recovery.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Genu varum: Arthritis is the most common cause for adults becoming "bow-legged" as they age. The medical term for this deformity is genu varum.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends : Depends on the cause. You need to be reevaluated by your surgeon. If a mechanical cause such as graft impingement it may require additional surgery.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Dislocation: Sounds like you have had a dislocation of the shoulder. See a shoulder specialist and follow their advice.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Not likely: Usually skiing injuries to the knee involve cartilage or ligament injuries that can be treated with arthroscopic surgery if surgery is needed.
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Testimonials
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Apr 7, 2013
Recommended as an excellent orthopedic surgeon
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ferguson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ferguson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thankyou, but what do you thınk thıs ıs. I had an ınjury on thıs fınger about 20 yrs ago but thıs growth began 4yrs ago and keeps growıng.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Just got an xray and there is no fracture. However the GP told me that if the swell change colors, do come back
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Thanks for your quick reply! The redness/coolness isn't after ice but after a night's sleep. I do have an appt for tomorrow. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Mississippi School of Medicine, MS
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MED CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Tennessee - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Memphis, TN - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Tennessee - Winter
2013
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