Christopher J. Drinkwater, M.D.

Christopher J. Drinkwater, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 665
Rochester, NY 14642

Administrative: (585) 341-0522
Fax: (585) 341-0600

Professional Bio

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

Research Bio

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

Awards & Honors (Local)

Awarded Commonwealth AIDS Research Grant 1989

Recent Journal Articles

2002 Jan
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; 18(1):95-8.
1995 Apr
Drinkwater CJ, Neil MJ. "Optimal timing of wound drain removal following total joint arthroplasty." The Journal of arthroplasty. 1995 Apr; 10(2):185-9.
Drinkwater, C. "Hip Replacement - A Patient's Guide". N.S.W. Government Printers. 1989; . Link

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Primary


Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MBBS | Medicine | Australia University of New South Wales Faculty of Medicine1986

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Washington Orthopaedic Services08/01/1995 - 07/31/1996
Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders08/01/1994 - 07/31/1995
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Australian Orthopaedic Association Advanced Training Program Sydney (South Side)01/01/1990 - 12/31/1993
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at The Hills Private Hospital02/20/1989 - 01/05/1990
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Royal South Sydney Hospital07/25/1988 - 01/08/1989
Residency in Surgery at St. Vincent's Hospital01/12/1987 - 07/10/1988
Internship in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital01/05/1986 - 01/05/1987