Keck School Faculty

Alexander Bryant Christ

Alexander Bryant Christ

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
HC2 - 1520 San Pablo Street, #2000 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Los Angeles Magazine: Southern California Rising Start, 2022

Tumor lysis syndrome following ifosfamide monotherapy in metastatic osteosarcoma: a case report and review of the literature J Med Case Rep. 2022 Jun 28; 16(1):252. . View in PubMed

Computer-Navigated and Robotic-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty: Increasing in Popularity Without Increasing Complications J Arthroplasty. 2022 Jun 20. . View in PubMed

Impact of Patient and Tumor Characteristics on Range of Motion and Recurrence Following Treatment of Enchondromas of the Hand J Hand Surg Am. 2022 Jan 31. . View in PubMed

Industry Payment Trends to Orthopaedic Surgeons From 2014 to 2018: An Analysis of the First 5 Years of the Open Payments Database J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2022 Jan 15; 30(2):e191-e198. . View in PubMed

Modern Proximal Femoral Replacement in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty for Nononcologic Indications J Arthroplasty. 2022 08; 37(8S):S958-S963. . View in PubMed

Midterm Survivorship of Robotic-Assisted Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty J Arthroplasty. 2022 05; 37(5):831-836. . View in PubMed

Elective Inpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty Case Volume in the United States in 2020: Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022 07 06; 104(13):e56. . View in PubMed

Periacetabular reconstruction following limb-salvage surgery for pelvic sarcomas J Bone Oncol. 2021 Dec; 31:100396. . View in PubMed

Cemented Vs Cementless Femoral Fixation for Total Hip Arthroplasty After Displaced Femoral Neck Fracture: A Nationwide Analysis of Short-Term Complications and Readmission RatesJ Arthroplasty. 2021 Nov; 36(11):3667-3675. e4. . View in PubMed

Patient Perception Regarding the Safety of Elective Joint Arthroplasty Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic Arthroplast Today. 2021 Oct; 11:113-121. . View in PubMed

Computer-Assisted Surgical Navigation for Primary and Metastatic Bone Malignancy of the Pelvis: Current Evidence and Future Directions HSS J. 2021 Oct; 17(3):344-350. . View in PubMed

Limb Length Discrepancy in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Is the Lesser Trochanter a Reliable Measure of Leg Length? J Arthroplasty. 2021 Oct; 36(10):3593-3600.. View in PubMed

The critical difference in the DASH (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand) outcome measure after essential upper extremity tumor surgery J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Sep; 30(9):e602-e609. . View in PubMed

J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2021 Aug; 19:11-16. . View in PubMed

Compliant Compression Reconstruction of the Proximal Femur Is Durable Despite Minimal Bone Formation in the Compression Segment Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2021 Jul 01; 479(7):1577-1585. . View in PubMed

Interlocking reconstruction-mode stem-sideplates preserve at-risk hips with short residual proximal femora Bone Joint J. 2021 Feb; 103-B(2):398-404. . View in PubMed

CSF1/CSF1R Signaling Inhibitor Pexidartinib (PLX3397) Reprograms Tumor-Associated Macrophages and Stimulates T-cell Infiltration in the Sarcoma Microenvironment Mol Cancer Ther. 2021 08; 20(8):1388-1399. . View in PubMed

Periprosthetic Femur Fractures After Total Hip Arthroplasty: Does the Mode of Failure Correlate With Classification? J Arthroplasty. 2021 07; 36(7):2597-2602.. View in PubMed

Postradiation Fractures after Combined Modality Treatment in Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcomas Sarcoma. 2021; 2021:8877567. . View in PubMed

Dose-Dependent Early Postoperative Opioid Use Is Associated with Periprosthetic Joint Infection and Other Complications in Primary TJA J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 08 18; 103(16):1531-1542. . View in PubMed

Outcomes and complications following non-oncologic total femoral replacement Hip Int. 2020 Nov; 30(6):725-730. . View in PubMed

Response to Letter to the Editor on "Prospective Evaluation of the Posterior Tissue Envelope and Anterior Capsule After Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty" J Arthroplasty. 2020 10; 35(10):3063-3064. . View in PubMed

What Are the Minimum Clinically Important Differences in SF-36 Scores in Patients with Orthopaedic Oncologic Conditions? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020 09; 478(9):2148-2158.. View in PubMed

Letter to the Editor on "A Meta-Analysis of Outcomes in Total Hip Arthroplasty Recipients Following Pelvic Irradiation" J Arthroplasty. 2020 03; 35(3):907-908. . View in PubMed

Prospective Evaluation of the Posterior Tissue Envelope and Anterior Capsule After Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty J Arthroplasty. 2020 03; 35(3):767-773. . View in PubMed

Incidence and Risk Factors for Peripheral Nerve Injury After 383,000 Total Knee Arthroplasties Using a New York State Database (SPARCS) J Arthroplasty. 2019 Oct; 34(10):2473-2478. . View in PubMed

Osteointegration in Compliant Self-Adjusting Compression Fixation Shown by Backscatter Electron Microscopy: A Case Report HSS J. 2019 Oct; 15(3):302-306. . View in PubMed

Risk Factors for Peripheral Nerve Injury After 207,000 Total Hip Arthroplasties Using a New York State Database (Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System) J Arthroplasty. 2019 Aug; 34(8):1787-1792. . View in PubMed

Return to the operating room after patellofemoral arthroplasty versus total knee arthroplasty for isolated patellofemoral arthritis-a systematic review Int Orthop. 2019 07; 43(7):1611-1620. . View in PubMed

Advances in Patellofemoral Arthroplasty Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2018 Jun; 11(2):221-230. . View in PubMed

Nerve Traction Injury After Subacute Revision External Fixation of a Tibial Plateau Fracture Orthopedics. 2018 May 01; 41(3):e434-e437. . View in PubMed

Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes of Periprosthetic Distal Femur Fractures Treated With Open Reduction Internal Fixation J Orthop Trauma. 2018 10; 32(10):515-520. . View in PubMed

Robotic-Assisted Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: State-of-the Art and Review of the Literature J Arthroplasty. 2018 07; 33(7):1994-2001. . View in PubMed

Discharge to Inpatient Rehab Does Not Result in Improved Functional Outcomes Following Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty J Arthroplasty. 2018 06; 33(6):1663-1667. . View in PubMed

Minimal Increase in Total Hip Arthroplasty Surgical Procedural Time with the Use of a Novel Surgical Navigation Tool Open Orthop J. 2018; 12:389-395. . View in PubMed

HPMA-Copolymer Nanocarrier Targets Tumor-Associated Macrophages in Primary and Metastatic Breast Cancer Mol Cancer Ther. 2017 Dec; 16(12):2701-2710. . View in PubMed

Patellofemoral arthroplasty conversion to total knee arthroplasty: Retrieval analysis and clinical correlation Knee. 2017 Oct; 24(5):1233-1239. . View in PubMed

Tracking Cumulative Radiation Exposure in Orthopaedic Surgeons and Residents: What Dose Are We Getting? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Aug 02; 99(15):1324-1329.. View in PubMed

Total Knee Arthroplasty for Knee Osteoarthritis: Support for a Foregone Conclusion? HSS J. 2017 Jul; 13(2):207-210.. View in PubMed

Mycobacterium avium Complex Septic Arthritis Presenting as Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in a Patient With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Orthopedics. 2017 May 01; 40(3):e549-e552. . View in PubMed

Annual revision rates of partial versus total knee arthroplasty: A comparative meta-analysis Knee. 2017 Mar; 24(2):179-190. . View in PubMed

Rotator Cuff-Sparing Approach for Antegrade Humeral Nailing With Biceps Tenodesis: A Technical Trick With Clinical Implications J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Feb; 31(2):e60-e65. . View in PubMed

Support for Safer Opioid Prescribing Practices: A Catalog of Published Use After Orthopaedic Surgery J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 11 15; 99(22):1945-1955. . View in PubMed

The triceps-sparing posterior approach to plating humeral shaft fractures results in a high rate of union and low incidence of complications Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2016 Dec; 136(12):1683-1689. . View in PubMed

Bilateral Complete Osseous Coalition of the Capitate and Trapezoid J Wrist Surg. 2016 Aug; 5(3):233-5. . View in PubMed

Direct Repair of the Superior Band of Bigelow's Ligament After Hip Arthroplasty: a Surgical Technique HSS J. 2016 Jul; 12(2):165-9. . View in PubMed

Neuropilin-2 expression is inhibited by secreted Wnt antagonists and its down-regulation is associated with reduced tumor growth and metastasis in osteosarcoma Mol Cancer. 2015 Apr 17; 14:86. . View in PubMed

Online resources for shoulder instability: what are patients reading? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Oct 15; 96(20):e177.. View in PubMed

The increased total cost associated with post-operative drains in total hip and knee arthroplasty J Arthroplasty. 2014 May; 29(5):895-9. . View in PubMed

Periprosthetic joint infections treated with two-stage revision over 14 years: an evolving microbiology profile J Arthroplasty. 2014 May; 29(5):877-82. . View in PubMed

Dkk-3, a secreted wnt antagonist, suppresses tumorigenic potential and pulmonary metastasis in osteosarcoma Sarcoma. 2013; 2013:147541. . View in PubMed

Flexibility in the site of exon junction complex deposition revealed by functional group and RNA secondary structure alterations in the splicing substrate RNA. 2008 Dec; 14(12):2657-70. . View in PubMed

Alexander B. Christ, MD, is an orthopaedic oncologist who specializes in the treatment of both benign and malignant tumors, as well as related conditions of the musculoskeletal system. He has a special interest in limb salvage and reconstructive techniques following treatment of bone tumors.

His philosophy is to first help patients understand their disease and treatment options. Dr. Christ prioritizes each patient’s goals and needs in order to develop an effective multidisciplinary treatment plan aimed at giving the best outcome possible. When surgery is required, he strives to maximize function and mobility while accomplishing the primary goal of curing the cancer.

Dr. Christ is passionate about scientific research that can improve the lives of patients with musculoskeletal tumors, and he has published on a wide variety of related subjects in peer reviewed journals. Specifically, he is interested in sarcoma genetics, drug delivery, and advanced reconstructive techniques after tumor removal.
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