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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Stiffness : Therapy is important after surgery to regain knee motion and strength.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Several: After acl surgery your surgeon will direct your physical therapist to progress you through a structured program designed to regain your knee motion a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Talk to your OB: Everyone is different. Exercises during pregnancy that are safe for one person may not be for others. You should discuss this with your obstetrician.
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
I agree: I agree with dr jones. Fractures are treated in different ways depending on several factors. Orthopedic surgeons are trained to evaluate and treat fra... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Sometimes: In certain cases surgery may be required. Try conservative measures first: nsaids, bracing, activity modification, and a limited number (my limit is 2... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See your doctor: Tailbone fractures/dislocations are usually diagnosed with x-rays, ct scans or mri.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Usually yes: Most hip fractures are treated with surgery to allow the patient to mobilize sooner.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Maybe : Depends on your symptoms and the condition of your knee. You need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Not usually.: Pain with stairs is often related to abnormalities related to the patella (kneecap).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: These screws were designed for use in acl reconstructions.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Spine surgeon: You need to be evaluated by a spine surgeon. Treatment depends on your symptoms, exam findings and imaging results.
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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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Patellar tendinitis: This condition typically is treated with activity modification, nsaids, a chopat strap, and exercise program/physical therapy. Sometimes injections or... 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 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Usually yes: In patients that are ambulatory preop, the vast majority are able to ambulate after hip fracture surgery. It depends on the severity of the fracture, ... 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 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Nerve entrapment: Nerve entrapment is another possible cause of pain on the top of the foot.
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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 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Unable to answer: More details are needed in order to answer your question.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Low impact exercises: In general, low impact exercises are best for arthritic knees. Cycling and swimming are good examples.
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Not enough info: Not enough specific ino to answer your question. Leg cramps do not typically cause one to pass out. You should see a doctor for evaluation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: The risk of complications is higher. Do one at a time and focus on getting a good result from each one.
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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 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 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 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 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Possibly: Could be another meniscus tear. The difficulty with stairs suggests cartilage damage behind the kneecap (patella). I recommend that you see your ortho... 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 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 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
NSAIDS: Typically whiplash injuries are treated with antiinflammatories and often muscle relaxers. Follow your treating doctor's advice.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Physical therapy: Typically frozen shoulder responds to physical therapy and home exercises. It can take months to get most of the motion back. Sometimes arthroscopic s... Read More
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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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Many possibilities: You should see your surgeon if you've had severe pain in the knees for a year and have had knee surgery. Your surgeon is in the best position to help ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Have it evaluated: There are many possible causes of your leg pain. Too little info to go on to try to try to diagnose. In general, if leg pain is causing to limp it is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Maybe: Femoroacetabular impingement can cause an abnormal gait but not always. This condition is diagnosed based on physical exam and imaging findings.
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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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