Monterey Joint

About Us: About Dr. Meckel

Christopher Meckel, MDChristopher Meckel, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Hip and Knee Replacement Specialist

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Christopher Meckel, MD was raised in Carmel, California and graduated from Carmel High School in 1984. He attended the University of California at Berkeley where he completed his undergraduate degree in medical anthropology. He further pursued his interest in medicine by earning his Masters of Science degree in the biological sciences from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Dr. Meckel entered the School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), where he was a Dean's Scholar, and received his medical doctorate degree in 1996. He completed a general surgical internship and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the USC - Los Angeles County Medical Center. Dr. Meckel pursued advanced training in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, and joint reconstruction in a fellowship with the AOS Medical Center in Glendale, California, where he joined a team of physicians pioneering the latest techniques in anterior total hip replacements and computer assisted total knee arthroplasty.

Dr. Meckel is an associate fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the University of Southern California Graduate Orthopedic Society, and is one of the team physicians for California State University Monterey Bay. In 2003, Dr. Meckel happily returned to the Monterey Peninsula and co-founded Monterey Spine and Joint where he is recognized as the joint replacement specialist. He dedicates his time to improving joint care on the Central Coast of California. His expertise in joint replacement surgery allows for minimally invasive anterior total hip replacements and minimally invasive, computer assisted knee replacements.

Specializing In:

* Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) - Navigation
* Total Joint Reconstruction Surgery
* Total Knee Replacement
* Partial Knee Resurfacing (PKR) Uni-compartmental Knee Replacement
* Total Hip Replacement
* Anterior Hip Replacement - Less Invasive Surgery
* Total Shoulder Replacement
* Sports Medicine
* ACL Reconstruction
* Meniscal Repair
* Shoulder Arthroscopy
* Knee Arthroscopy

Medical Degree

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

General Surgery Internship

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

AOS Medical Center
Glendale, CA

Professional Affiliations

* American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
* University of Southern California Graduate Orthopedic Society

Hospital Affiliations

* Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
* Monterey Peninsula Surgery Center