Christopher S. Klifto, MD Christopher S. Klifto, MD

Christopher S. Klifto, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

4.71 out of 5  (275 ratings, 47 reviews)
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919-471-9622 Office number
919-477-1929
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am an orthopaedic surgeon in the hand division. I treat conditions from the fingertips all the way up to the shoulder and the entire upper extremity. I treat people with fractures, sports injuries, or tendon injuries, specifically conditions like arthritis, trigger finger, carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, and problems of the upper extremities. I chose orthopaedics from having injuries myself over the years, so I understand what patients are going through when they see me and treat them with as much compassion and respect as possible. The research here at Duke is second to none; the best minds are here in one area, all collaborating and trying to figure out how to get better. The most gratifying part of my job is to see patients get back to the level of activity where they would like to be.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Experience
Hand and Upper Extremity Team

I am part of an orthopaedic hand and upper extremity team that is committed to diagnosing and treating hand pain and discomfort, including carpal tunnel syndrome, thumb arthritis, joint dislocations, nail-bed injuries, and trigger finger.

My surgical specialties
  • Complex hand surgery
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  • Arm fracture and dislocation surgery
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  • Wrist neuroplasty
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  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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  • Finger surgery
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  • Forearm and wrist surgery
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  • Neuroplasty
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  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2018 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Surgeries Performed by the Hand and Upper Extremity Team
11,522
Surgeries Performed by the Hand and Upper Extremity Team
11,522
My surgical specialties
  • Complex hand surgery
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  • Arm fracture and dislocation surgery
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  • Wrist neuroplasty
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  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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  • Finger surgery
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  • Forearm and wrist surgery
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  • Neuroplasty
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  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
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Procedures I perform the most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2018 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Training
EDUCATION
MD, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Jersey), 2011
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2016
FELLOWSHIP
Hand and Upper Extremity, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2017
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.71 out of 5 (275 ratings, 47 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.