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Christopher J. Drinkwater, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 341-0522

Fax: (585) 341-0600

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Orthopaedics & Physical Performance


Dr. Christopher Drinkwater, is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with fellowship training in both Joint Replacement and Arthroscopic surgery. He is a director of the Evarts Joint Center, where over 1200 joint replacements are performed each year. Dr. Drinkwater specializes in modern joint replacement techniques including minimally invasive surgery, anterior approach to hip replacement, computer assisted surgery, hip resurfacing and partial knee replacement. He also specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. He is a member of international Orthopaedic and surgical societies, has authored numerous journal articles and presented papers at local and national meetings. He has given guest lectures for surgeons training in direct anterior hip replacement and computer assisted techniques.

Professional Background

4/3/2001 – 4/11/05 Orthopaedic Surgeon
Stability Orthopaedics
Christopher J. Drinkwater, PC
One FoxCare Drive, Suite 211
Oneonta, NY 13820

7/1/1998 – 3/31/2001 Orthopaedic Surgeon
Oneonta Specialty Services, Bassett Healthcare
1 Associate Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820

8/1996 – 7/1998 Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Institute of CNY
One FoxCare Drive
Oneonta, NY

1/1994 – 7/1994 Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. D. Dixon
Hornsbey, New South Wales, Australia

Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. J. Ireland
Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. F. Marchart
Auburn, New South Wales, Australia

Practice Associate (part-time)
Dr. R.P. Drummond
Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia

M.B., B.S., University of New South Wales, 1986

F.R.A.C.S. (Orthopaedic Surgery), 1993
F.M.G.E.M.S. (United States), 1988
U.S.M.L.E. (United States Medical Licensing Exam)
Step 1 – September 1994
Step 2 – March 1994
Step 3 – June 1995


1989 ACL reconstruction using central third patellar tendon.
Short-term follow up using instrumented ligamentous stability testing.
Total Hip Arthroplasty with concurrent urinary tract infection.
Treatment and follow up.
Deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in total hip arthroplasty
Baulkhalm Hills Private Hospital, Sydney, Australia

1989 Effective barriers to accidental penetration by surgical equipment.
Department of Textile Technology, University of South Wales
Sydney, Australia
Awarded Commonwealth AIDS Research Grant

1992 Triple innominate osteotomy – 2-12 year old follow up.
Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Portland, OR

1994 Results of the Fulkerson Procedure for patellofemoral realignment.
Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders, Phoenix, AZ

1995-1996 Capsular compliance in failed total hip arthroplasty.
Use of capsular valve in particle induced synovitis of the hip joint – an experimental study in a sheep.
Orthopaedics International, Seattle, WA



  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MB, BS | The University of New South Wales

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/1/1995 - 07/31/1996
Fellowship in at Washington Orthopaedic Services

08/01/1994 - 07/31/1995
Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders

01/01/1990 - 12/31/1993
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Australian Orthopaedic Association Advanced Training Program Sydney (South Side)

02/20/1989 - 01/05/1990
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at The Hills Private Hospital

07/25/1988 - 01/08/1989
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Royal South Sydney Hospital

01/12/1987 - 07/10/1988
Residency in Surgery at St. Vincent's Hospital

01/05/1986 - 01/05/1987
Internship in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital

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Awarded Commonwealth AIDS Research Grant


Journal Articles

Ahmad CS, Guiney WB, Drinkwater CJ. "Evaluation of donor site intrinsic healing response in autologous osteochondral grafting of the knee." Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association.. 2002 Jan 0; 18(1):95-8.

Drinkwater CJ, Neil MJ. "Optimal timing of wound drain removal following total joint arthroplasty." The Journal of arthroplasty.. 1995 Apr 0; 10(2):185-9.

Drinkwater, C. "Hip Replacement - A Patient's Guide". N.S.W. Government Printers. 1989; .




Christopher J. Drinkwater, MD


Dr Drinkwater of the Evarts Joint Center


Dr. Drinkwater of the Evarts Joint Center


Evarts Joint Center -Quality of Life


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