Christopher Ellingson, M.D., FAAOS

Specialties

Physician assistants / nurse practitioners

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Christopher Ellingson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His career in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine has allowed him to positively impact both the physical well-being and functionality of patients. During his time serving as a sports medicine orthopedic specialist with the US Navy, where he served for 22 years, he cared for patients of all ages and physical abilities, including the Naval Special Warfare (SEALS) Community. He has a special clinical interest in and experience with hip arthroscopy for the treatment of femoracetabular impingement and hip labral tears. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and 3 daughters, who enjoy traveling together.

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Education & Training

  • Minnesota Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, General Surgery Internship
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Medical Degree, 1998
  • Augustana College, Bachelor of Arts in Biology, 1994

Certifications

  • Board-certified in orthopedic surgery
  • Board-certified in orthopedic sports medicine

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgeryABOS board certified in sports medicine

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
  • Sentara Virginia Beach Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Team Physician, Norfolk Admirals
  • Team Physician, Virginia Beach High Schools

Organizations & Awards

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Fellow (FAAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Treatments

  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic knee reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic meniscectomy and meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Bony stress reactions/stress fractures surgery
  • Bursitis/impingement surgery
  • Cartilage injury treatments
  • Cartilage reconstruction procedures
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Closed reduction (elbow)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Femoroacetabular impingement surgery
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Labrum surgery
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repair/reconstruction
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Loose bodies/spurs surgery (knee)
  • Lower extremity compartment pressure testing
  • Meniscal tear surgeries
  • Meniscal transplant surgery
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative foot and ankle treatments
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hip loose bodies treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative muscle strain treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative patellar tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Open shoulder reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
  • Revision knee surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shin splints treatment
  • Shoulder arthritis surgeries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome treatment
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Shoulder separation surgery
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear surgery
  • Tendon joint injections

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  • Minnesota Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, General Surgery Internship
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Medical Degree, 1998
  • Augustana College, Bachelor of Arts in Biology, 1994

Certifications

  • Board-certified in orthopedic surgery
  • Board-certified in orthopedic sports medicine

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgeryABOS board certified in sports medicine

  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
  • Sentara Virginia Beach Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Team Physician, Norfolk Admirals
  • Team Physician, Virginia Beach High Schools

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Fellow (FAAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic knee reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic meniscectomy and meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Bony stress reactions/stress fractures surgery
  • Bursitis/impingement surgery
  • Cartilage injury treatments
  • Cartilage reconstruction procedures
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Closed reduction (elbow)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Femoroacetabular impingement surgery
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Labrum surgery
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repair/reconstruction
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Loose bodies/spurs surgery (knee)
  • Lower extremity compartment pressure testing
  • Meniscal tear surgeries
  • Meniscal transplant surgery
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative foot and ankle treatments
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hip loose bodies treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative muscle strain treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative patellar tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Open shoulder reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
  • Revision knee surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shin splints treatment
  • Shoulder arthritis surgeries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome treatment
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Shoulder separation surgery
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear surgery
  • Tendon joint injections