About Christopher Jones, MD

 

Dr. Christopher Jones is an orthopaedic surgeon with the Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group.  He has practiced in Colorado Springs since 2003 and specializes in the treatment of disorders and injuries of the shoulder, knee and elbow.  He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and earned the Added Certificate of Qualification for Sports Medicine by the ABOS.

Experience

He has a special interest in advanced arthroscopic techniques of the knee, shoulder and elbow.  He is one of leading surgeons in Southern Colorado who performs advanced cartilage and joint preservation procedures such as Autologous Cartilage Implantation (Carticel) and meniscal allograft transplantation. He is also  an expert in performing complex shoulder procedures such as total shoulder replacement, including reverse total shoulder replacement and revision replacements.  He prides himself in perfecting the most current surgical techniques and treatments in order to give his patients the most state of the art care available.  Dr. Jones is also active in education and instructs other surgeons on these procedures.

Dr. Jones’ interest in sports medicine started early in his life as he grew up heavily involved in sports.  He grew up in Kingwood, TX where he lettered in baseball, football and basketball and was a ranked tennis player during his teens.  He attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina where he played varsity baseball.  Following his undergraduate studies, he went to Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.  Dr. Jones went on to train at one of the most respected orthopaedic residency programs in the country, Duke University School of Medicine.  It was at Duke where he really developed an interest in Sports Medicine, training with some of the country’s leading surgeons and assisting with care of their sports teams.  Following Duke, he chose to spend a year in fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine in order to further refine his skill as a sports medicine surgeon.  While in Mississippi, Dr. Jones was the Team Physician for Jackson State University as well as several local high schools and Jackson’s Minor League Hockey Team, The Jackson Bandits.

Since moving to Colorado Springs, Dr. Jones has served as one of the team physicians for The University Colorado at Colorado Springs and Colorado College.  He also is the team physician for two local high schools.

Personal Life

Dr. Jones is married to Stephanie.  They have two children, Tanner and Hunter.  The Jones’ are an active family.  They spend family time on the mountain ripping through the powder, going for trail runs, mountain biking, playing tennis and riding motorcycles.  Dr. Jones and Stephanie are accomplished triathletes.  They have both competed in many Ironman Triathlons including the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.  Stephanie continues to compete in Ultra-Distance Runs and has twice finished in the top 5 overall women at The Leadville 100 mile trail race.  Therefore, Dr. Jones has a unique perspective when dealing with athletes and active people of ALL ages.

Mission

His goal is to help his patients maintain the active lifestyle that he and his family enjoys.  His mantra is to treat his patients as he would want his own family treated.  He prides himself on spending time with his patients and assuring they have a thorough understanding of their problem.