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Home  |  Doctors |  Christian Skjong, MD

Christian Skjong, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Ratings

Practice Locations

2401 Ravine Way
Glenview IL 60025
Fax: 847-998-6365
521 Green Bay Road
Second Floor
Wilmette IL 60091
Fax: 847-853-1089

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • NorthShore University Health System
  • Presence Saint Francis Hospital
  • Ravine Way Surgery Center

Biography

Dr. Christian Skjong is an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in hand and upper extremity surgery. Treating adults, adolescents and children, Dr. Skjong sees many patients with sports-related injuries to the hand, wrist, arm or elbow. Among his specialties are microvascular surgery and small joint replacement. He also treats patients with carpel tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren’s Contracture.

A native of Minnesota, Dr. Skjong earned his bachelor of arts in biology at Carleton College before moving to Chicago to study at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Chicago Medical Center and his fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island.

A self-described science enthusiast, Dr. Skjong developed an early fascination with how complex extremities such as the human hand function. He is committed to staying current on the latest advances and techniques in hand and upper extremity treatment, working with patients to explore minimally invasive treatment options whenever possible. A guitarist who has treated many musicians during his career, Dr. Skjong has a keen appreciation for the profound importance of restoring form and function for patients who rely heavily on their hands and upper extremities.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Arthritis of Hand, Wrist & Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s  Contracture
  • Joint Replacement Hand, Wrist & Elbow
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Fracture Care
  • Trauma

Philosophy of Care

We are surgeons by training, but listening to and understanding what our patients want makes all the difference.

Education

Fellowship
Brown University
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Residency
University of Chicago Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical School
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Awards

  • Medical Student Research Fellowship, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), 2008
  • Basic Science Prize, Overall Excellence in Scientific Quality and Content, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Summer Research Forum, 2006
  • Graduated Summa cum laude, Carleton College, 2005
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Carleton College Chapter, 2005
  • All-Academic Team, MIAC Varsity Basketball, Carleton College, 2001

Our Team

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Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna EPO, HMO, PPO, POS, NAP
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation
  • Blue Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)
  • CareIQ, Rehab for Workers Compensation
  • CCN POS
  • CCN PPO
  • Cigna HMO, PPO, POS
  • CorVel PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Coventry PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Encompass (surgery network for injured workers)
  • First Health PPO
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • HealthLink Plans HMO, PPO
  • HMO Illinois (some physicians)
  • Humana MMAI, HMO, POS, PPO
  • Imagine Health/Smart Network (MRI/CT Services, Rehab Services, and some Physicians)
  • Longevity Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • MultiPlan/Private Health Care Systems PPO
  • One Call Medical Network (Imaging services for injured workers)
  • One Call Care Management (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Orchid Medical (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • PPO Next (aka HealthStar PPO, Preferred Health Network PPO)
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Premier Comp Solutions (imaging services only)
  • Savility
  • Sunrise Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Therapy Direct (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Union Health Service
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO, Open Access, POS, PPO

IBJI providers are participating providers in the following workers’ compensation Preferred Provider Programs (PPP):

  • CorVel
  • Coventry
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network
  • MedRisk (Rehab/Work Comp)

Patient Resources

Rehab Protocols

Audio

As heard on WBBM Newsradio (780 AM and 105.9 FM) and WSCR 670 AM "The Score." March 2019.

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Additional Patient Feedback

“Dr. Skjong always answers questions thoroughly, takes time to listen to concerns, and one never feels like he is rushing you. I have and will recommend him to others”

“Excellent doctor! Took the time to explain in detail. Answered all my questions.”

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