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Posts by Christopher M. Melnic, MD


Dr. Christopher Melnic is a fellowship-trained hip and knee surgeon specializing in minimally invasive hip and knee replacements as well as complex revision surgeries. He believes in creating a personalized experience with the highest level of service for his patients.

Dr. Melnic attended Boston College where he majored in Biology and minored in Mathematics. He was granted early acceptance into Tufts University School of Medicine where he obtained his medical degree. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania followed by a fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction at the prestigious Rush University in Chicago. During his fellowship, he focused on complex hip and knee replacement surgery, partial knee replacements, as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Dr. Melnic’s practice focuses on minimally invasive joint replacement that enables less pain and faster recovery times, complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement, and partial knee replacements. Dr. Melnic utilizes efficient pain management pathways that allow for rapid recovery and faster return to normal activity. Select patients may qualify for outpatient joint replacement and go home the same day as surgery.

Orthopaedic Care at Mass General

At Mass General, our world-class physicians and surgeons treat the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions throughout the body, from sprains and strains on the athletic field to carpal tunnel syndrome. Our team offers innovative, research-based treatments that range from limb-saving oncological procedures to complex spinal reconstruction.