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Christopher                    Ritter

Christopher A. Ritter MD

Department of Orthopaedics

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Foot & Ankle Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Surgery - Trauma

 
Professional Summary:

As an orthopaedic physician, the focus of my practice is complex foot and ankle deformities. Total ankle replacement, lower extremity osteotomies and complicated hindfoot fusions are unique aspects of my practice. There are many people that have arthritic deformities of the foot and ankle, often from previous traumatic injuries, that have difficulty with normal daily activities or difficulty simply walking any distance without pain. Surgical and non-surgical options exist for these patients to return them to higher levels of function with less pain.

I joined UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in 2004 when I returned to my hometown of Buffalo, upon completed of my medical education. I am board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. I also maintain membership in the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, New York State Orthopaedic Society, Western New York Orthopaedic Society and Erie County Medical Society.

In addition to my clinical practice, I participate in educating medical students and residents at the University of Buffalo, as I serve as an assistant clinical professor. I also continue to lecture at local and national conferences on reconstruction of the foot and ankle. Through my affiliation with the University of Buffalo, I continue to be involved in related research projects with abstract and presentations at national meetings as well as publications in peer reviewed journals.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute (2004)
  • Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute (2004)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo (2003)
  • Internship, General Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (1998)
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Basic Science Research Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1998)
  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn (1997)
  • MS, Natural Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1993)
  • BS, Cell Biology, Cornell University (1991)
Employment:
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2004-present)
  • Co-Director, Foot ankd Ankle Center, Erie County Medical Center (2004-present)
Awards and Honors:
  • Orthopaedic Educator of the Year (2013)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Assocation Paper Presentation (2004)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Best Research Project (2004)
  • Christopher Pavlides Award (1997)
  • Orthopaedic Medical Student Honor (1997)
  • State University of New York Research Scholarship (1994)

Research Expertise:
  • : Managment of Orthopaedic Trauma
  • : Ankle Replacement Surgery
  • : Bone Grafting for Orthopaedic Procedures

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Professional Memberships:
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • New York State Medical Society
  • Erie County Medical Society
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Presentations:
  • "Heel pain, OCD and Ankle Arthroscopy" Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Femur and Patella Fractures" Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Achilles Tendon Problems" Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Short to Midterm Clinical Evaluation of a Cementless Fixed Bearing Total Ankle Prosthesis" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2014)
  • "Short to Midterm Clinical Evaluation of a Cementless Fixed Bearing Total Ankle Prosthesis" Orthopaedic Research Society (2014)
  • "Difficult Pilon Fractures" Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "Foot Injuries in Athletes" Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Sports Medicine Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Ankle Trauma: Fractures, Sprains and Strains" Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Sports Medicine Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (2013)
  • "A Comparison of Reamer-IrrigatorĀ­ Aspirator Bone Graft and Iliac Crest Bone Graft in Tibiotalar Fusion" Orthopaedic Research Society (2013)
  • "Midfoot and Hindfoot Amputations" Western New York Vascular Society Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "Heel pain, OCD and Ankle Arthroscopy" Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Treatment of Calcaneus Fractures" Depuy Foot and Ankle Signature Series Symposium (2011)
  • "Treatment of Distal Tibia Fractures" Depuy Foot and Ankle Signature Series Symposium (2011)
  • "Achilles Tendon Problems" AOFAS Summer Meeting (2011)
  • "Surgical Exposures for Pilon Fractures" AOFAS PreĀ­ Annual Meeting Course on Trauma (2011)
  • "Mal-united Triple Arthrodesis" Current Solutions in Foot & Ankle Surgery Course (2011)
  • "Stage III Flatfoot Deformity" Current Solutions in Foot & Ankle Surgery Course (2011)
  • "Chronic Achilles Tendon Ruptures" Current Solutions in Foot & Ankle Surgery Course (2008)
  • "Treatment of Ankle Fracture Malunion/Nonunions" Current Solutions in Foot & Ankle Surgery Course (2008)
  • "Total Ankle Replacement: Current State of the Art" Annual Lamplighters Orthopaedic Meeting (2008)
  • "External Fixation:Indications and Techniques" Synthes Nursing Course (2005)
  • "Indications for Fixation of Proximal Femur Fractures" Synthes Nursing Course (2005)
  • "Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle" Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (2005)
  • "Transforming Orthopaedics: Technology for Improved Surgical Outcomes" Sports Related Fractures of the Foot and Ankle (2005)
  • "Total Ankle Replacement versus Arthrodesis for Post-Traumatic Arthritis" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2005)
  • "Total Ankle Replacement versus Arthrodesis for Post-Traumatic Arthritis" Annual Meeting Orthopaedic Trauma Association (2004)
  • "Diagnosis and Treatment ofLisFranc Injuries" Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Tampa General Hospital (2003)
  • "The Vitalock Porous Coated Acetabular Component: 5 to 8 year clinical and Radiographic Follow-up" Annual Resident Scientific Day (2001)
  • "Blood Supply to Periacetabular Tissues" Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting (2001)
  • "Human Knee Ligament Stiffuess in vitro and in Osteoarthrosis" Annual Meeting Canadian Orthopaedic Association (1999)
  • "Blood Supply to Periacetaular Tissue in the Rabbit Model" Annual Krackow Fellow/Resident Research Day (1999)
  • "Cine-MRI Analysis of Knee Kinematics" Annual Resident Scientific Day (1998)
  • "Low Salt Motility Buffer Greatly Increases the Extent and Efficiency of Kinesin-Dependent Transport in Vitro" American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting (1993)
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Service Activities:
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma; Reviewer (2005–2006)

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Contact Information

Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 204-3200
Email: ritte@buffalo.edu

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