Dr. Christopher Wills

General Orthopaedics

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Christopher Wills

“I believe that a large part of my job involves teaching. Patients should know as much about their condition as possible. This then allows them to be involved in the decision-making process regarding treatment.

I try to consider non-operative treatment when it is feasible, but I know that many patients and their conditions are best treated surgically. When the patient has more information about their condition then we can decide on the best treatment option for that patient.”

Educational Background

  • Undergraduate: U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, CA B.S., Chemistry 1975
  • Medical School: New York University, New York MD 1980
  • Internship: U. C. Irvine, Orange, CA Surgical Specialties 1981
  • Residency: U. C. Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA Orthopaedic Surgery 1982-1986
  • Fellowship: U.C. Irvine Department of Orthopaedics, Human Performance Laboratory, Irvine, CA Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine, Ligament Rec 1982

Board Certification & Focus

Certifying Body

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Year: 1988
  • Recertified: 1998
  • Recertified: 2008

Scope of Practice

  • General orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in arthroscopy and total joint replacement

Practice Focus

  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint Replacement

Languages Spoken in Our Practice

  • Spanish

Insurance Plans Accepted

Accepts New Patients

  • No HMO Plans accepted.
  • No longer part most PPO. Please call for PPO insurance information.
  • Worker’s Compensation

Payment Options

  • VISA and Mastercard Accepted

Affiliations

Hospital

  • St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA
  • La Veta Healthsouth Surgical center, Orange, CA

National Society Memberships

  • Board of Councillors American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Society Memberships

  • California Orthopaedic Association – Board of Directors
  • California Medical Association
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • Orange County Medical Association

Professional Achievements, Awards, and Interests

  • U.S. National Champion Hang Gliding 1973
  • U.S. National Championships Hang Gliding Runner-up 1974
  • U.S. National Champion Hang Gliding 1975 Advanced Standard Class
  • British National Championships Runner-up 1975
  • Stunt Director 20th Century Fox ‘Sky Riders’ 1975
  • Founder and Chairman of the Board WillsWing Hang Gliders
  • U.S. Space Foundation NASA Hall of Fame 1995

My Community Activities

  • I build and fly airplanes and ultralights
  • I enjoy skiing and outdoor sports