Banner Good Samaritan Orthopedic Surgery Residency  

Chris Estes, DO   Graduate 2012

Chris Estes  

Adult Reconstrucion, 8/2012 - 7/2013,
Rush University, Chicago IL
Program Director: C Della Valle MD

Medical School: 
Midwestern University , Phoenix AZ

Cornell College,  Mount Vernon, IA

Career Interests: 
Adult Reconstruction

Personal Interests:


  1. Estes CS, Beauchamp CP, Clark HD, Spangehl MJ. A Two-stage Retention Débridement Protocol for Acute Periprosthetic Joint Infections. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Estes C, Rhee P, Shrader W, Csavina K, Jacofsky D. Biomechanical Strength of Proximal Tibial Plates:  A Comparison of All-Locked Versus Hybrid Locked/Unlocked Screw Configurations. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2008 May-Jun;22(5):312-6.
  3. Lorton D, Lubahn CL, Estes C, Millar BA, Carter JL, Wood CA, Bellinger DL. Bidirectional Communication Between the Brain and the Immune System: Implications for Physiological Sleep and Disorders with Disrupted Sleep. Neuroimmunomodulation. 2006;13(5-6):357-74
  4. Scheetz T, et al. High-Throughput Gene Discovery in the Rat. Genome Research. April 2004. 14(4):733-741.
  5. Giers M, Estes CS, McLaren A, Caplan MR, McLemore R. Jeannette Wilkins Award: Can Locally Delivered Gadolinium Be Visualized on MRI? A Pilot Study Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2012 [Epub Ahead of Print].

Book Chapters:

  1. McLaren A, Estes CS, McLemore R. PMMA and Antibiotic Delivery. Javad Parvisi MD, eds. In Periprosthetic Joint Infection of the Hip and Knee.  2013
  2. Estes CS, Shrader W. Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Lymphedema. Javad Parvisi MD, eds. In The Knee: Reconstruction, Replacement, and Revision. Towson, Maryland; Data Trace; 2012
  3. McLaren A, Estes CS. Orthopaedic Applications of Injectable Biomaterials. Brent Vernon, eds. In Injectable Biomaterials Science and Applications. Oxford, England; Woodhead Publishing; 2011: 202-227
  4. A.C. McLaren and C. S. Estes, Orthopaedic Applications of Injectable Biomaterials, in Injectable Biomaterials: Science and Applications. 2010. Brent Vernon PhD, Woodhead Publishing, in press.


  1. Estes CS, Anand N, Clarke, HD, Schmidt K, McLemore R, Spangehl MJ. Preoperative Alignment And Body Mass Index Effect of Postoperative Mechanical Alignment In Patients Undergoing TKA. Paper presented at: Banner Orthopaedic Research Symposium; Phoenix, Arizona. June, 2012.
  2. Liu Q, Giers M, McLaren A, Estes CS, Caplan MR, et al. Monitoring the Delivery of Therapeutic Agents from Antibiotic Loaded Bone Cement with Contrast-Enhanced MRI. Paper presented at: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting; Melbourne, Australia. May, 2012.
  3. Giers M, McLaren A, Caplan MR, Estes CS, McLemore R. Can Locally Delivered Gadolinium be visualized on MRI: A Pilot Study. Paper presented at: Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting; San Francisco, California. February, 2012.
  4. Estes CS, Boresi M, Caplan MR, McLaren A, McLemore R. Characterization of Depot Antimicrobial Delivery using MRI. Paper presented at:
    • Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual meeting; Rochester, Minnesota. August, 2011.
    • Banner Orthopaedic Research Symposium; Phoenix, Arizona. June, 2011.
  5. Estes C, Clarke H, Beauchamp C, Spangehl M. A Retention Debridement Protocol for the Treatment of Acute Periprosthetic Joint Infections. Paper presented at:
    • Musculoskeletal Infection Society 19th Annual Open Scientific Meeting. San Diego, CA. August 7, 2009.
    • Banner Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium.Phoenix, AZ. June 19, 2009.
    • Arizona Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. May 30, 2009
    • University of Arizona Academic Excellence Day. Phoenix, AZ. May 6, 2009
  6. Estes C, Champagne L. Thumb Replantation: A Retrospective Review of Twenty Cases. Paper presented at: Banner Good Samaritan Orthopaedic Resident's Day. Phoenix, AZ. June 20, 2008.
  7. Estes C, Rhee P, Shrader W, Csavina K, Jacofsky D. Biomechanical Strength of Proximal Tibial Plates:  A Comparison of All-locked versus Hybrid Locked/Unlocked Screw Configurations. Paper presented at:  American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference. Palo Alto, CA. August 25, 2007.
  8. Lorton D, Lubahn C, Carter J, Woods C, Estes C, Bellinger D. Increased Noradrenergic Innervation of the Cervical Dorsal Horn in Adjuvant-Induced Arthritis: Further Enhancement by Treatment with Adrenergic Drugs. Paper presented at: Neurosciences Annual Meeting. Atlanta GA. October 15, 2006.
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