Christopher Travers, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Attending, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital
Attending, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Attending, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
New Technology Committee Member, Orthopaedics, Pennsylvania Hospital
Orthopaedic Quality & Safety Director, Pennsylvania Hospital
Attending, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cape Regional Medical Center
Director of the Orthopaedic Robotics and Navigation Program, University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
3737 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BA (Human Biology)
Brown University, 2008.
MD (Medicine)
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2012.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I am the director of the orthopaedic robotics and navigation program at the University of Pennsylvania and consider myself and expert in the field. During my tenure, I have grown the program from 0% robotic volume to over 30% of all arthroplasty cases in just under a 3 year period. We have increased our complement of platforms from 0 robotic systems to 3 Stryker Mako Robots and 1 Zimmer Rosa Robot, and a Depuy Velys Navigation System through aggressive negotiation with vendors. My plan is to continue to grow this program with the ultimate goal of becoming a national training site for interested surgeons.

As part of my mission to grow and promote our program, I have also revamped the robotic home page and created educational resources/videos for patients and referring providers. Link to our new robotic home pages with videos is included below.

Going forward, my goal is to build a system by which patients interested in orthopaedic surgery with advanced technology can be directly scheduled onto a surgeon's schedule increasing patient access and surgical volume for the department.

Robotic Knees

Robotic Hips

Selected Publications

DeAngelis R, Velasco B, Dehghani B, Travers C. : Rapidly Progressive Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head Following a Single Intraarticular Corticosteroid Injection. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal June 2021.

J Mason DePasse, Michael I Nzeogu, Chris Travers, Mary K Mulcahey, Mark A Palumbo, Robert A Hart, J Lawrence Marsh, Alan H Daniels: Early Subspecialization in Orthopedic Surgery Training. Orthopaedics 2019.

Nchako C, Travers C, Nelson C.: Management of Bone Loss in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. International Congress of Joint Reconstruction 2018.

Gad B, Langfitt M, Travers C, Robbins C, Talmo C, Bono J: Factors Influencing Re-operation of Total Knee Arthroplasties in Vasculopathic Patients. AAOS Conference, Accepted Poster 2018.

Gad B, Langfitt M, Travers C, Robbins C, Talmo C, Bono J: Factors Influencing Reoperation of Total Knee Arthroplasty in Vasculopathic Patients. AAHKS Conference, Accepted Poster 2017.

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Last updated: 09/12/2023
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