Christopher N. Carender, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Hip & Knee Replacement
Areas of Interests
Total and partial knee and hip replacement, Revision hip and knee replacement


Dr. Carender is an academic orthopedic surgeon committed to helping his patients make improvements in hip and knee pain, function, and quality of life. His practice is centered around the treatment of hip and knee arthritis, as well as failed and/or painful joint replacements.

Clinical Interests

  • Hip and knee osteoarthritis, including primary osteoarthritis, inflammatory conditions, avascular necrosis (AVN), and hip dysplasia
  • Direct anterior approach (DAA) and posterior approach total hip replacement
  • Complex primary hip and knee replacement
  • Robotic-assisted hip and knee replacement
  • Outpatient and rapid-recovery hip and knee replacement
  • Revision of hip and knee replacement, including high-grade bone loss
  • Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)


Dr. Carender grew up in Dexter, MI. He attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in Microbiology in 2013. He went to medical school at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, and graduated with honors for distinction in research in 2017. Dr. Carender pursued residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. As a chief resident, Dr. Carender won the Leland G. Hawkins Resident Research Award. Following graduation from residency training, Dr. Carender performed a fellowship for subspecialty training in hip and knee replacement at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN

Board of Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS), Board Eligible

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • American Orthopedic Association (AOA)