Dr. Christopher DeSutter is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery.
Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. DeSutter completed his fellowship in foot and ankle reconstruction and sports surgery at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center in Halifax, NS, Canada. Before entering his orthopedic fellowship program, he obtained his board certification in orthopedic surgery through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. DeSutter received his medical doctor degree with special training in research designation and completed his post-graduate orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Alberta.
Dr. DeSutter has affiliations with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Canadian Orthopedic Association, and the American Medical Association.
Procedures & Areas of Interest
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle
- Diabetic Charcot Correction
- Extensive Reconstruction of the Forefoot and Hindfoot
- External Fixation
- Foot & Ankle
- Foot & Ankle Trauma
- Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Correction
- Lesser Toe Deformities
- Lower Leg Deformity Correction
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sports Injuries
- Sprains and Strains
- Total Ankle Replacement and Revision
FellowshipQueen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center
ResidencyUniversity of Alberta
DoctoralUniversity of Alberta
UndergraduateUniversity of Calgary
Board CertificationBoard Eligible
- 2017 - 2018: Trainee of Year Award – Orthopaedics - Misericordia Hospital
- 2017 - Best Clinical Research Award: 1st Place - University of Alberta Orthopaedic Surgery Research Day
- 2016 – AANA Award to attend the Emerging Treatment & Controversies in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy and Reconstruction Course
- 2010 - 2013 – University of Alberta Undergraduate Academic Scholarship
- 2009 - Louise McKinney Academic Scholarship – Top 2% GPA at the University of Calgary
- 2008 - University of Calgary Student Research Project in Health and Wellness Studentship
- 2005 - 2009 – University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology Dean’s List
- 2005 - 2009 – University of Calgary Outstanding Achievement Award
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Research and Experience
Beaupre LA, Hammal F, DeSutter C, Stiegelmar R, Masson E, Finegan B. Impact of a Standardized Referral to a Community Pharmacist-Led Smoking Cessation Program before Elective Joint Replacement Surgery. Tobacco Induced Diseases 17 (February):14.(2019)
Miller D, DeSutter C, Scott A, Koglin L, Hart D, Salo P, Leonard C, Mammoto T, Bray R. Vascular Structure and Function in the Medial Collateral Ligament of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Transected Rabbit Knees. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 32:1104-1110. (2014).
DeSutter C, Miller D, Leonard C, Bray R. Rosiglitazone decreases angiogenesis in the MCL after ACL Rupture – A Pilot Study. University of Alberta Health Sciences Journal. Volume 7: 4- 7. (2012).
DeSutter C, Dube V, Francis T, Ross A, Boyd G, Morash J, Glazebrook M. Efficacy of SPECT/CT in diagnosing ipsilateral periarticular arthritis and predicting clinical outcome in patients treated with ankle arthrodesis for end stage ankle arthritis. Dalhousie University Department of Surgery Research Day, Halifax, NS (2019).
DeSutter C, Hammal F, San Martin – Feeney D, Masson E, Stiegelmar R, Finegan B, Beaupre L. Evaluation of a smoking cessation process as a perioperative standard of care in a centralized total hip & knee arthroplasty clinic model. COA/CORS/CORA Annual Meeting, Victoria, BC (2018).
DeSutter C, Hammal F, San Martin – Feeney D, Masson E, Stiegelmar R, Finegan B, Beaupre L. Evaluation of a smoking cessation process as a perioperative standard of care in a centralized total hip and knee arthroplasty clinic model. University of Alberta Orthopedic Surgery Research Day, Edmonton, AB (2017).
DeSutter C, Kutcher J, Mulet-Sierra A, Xing Jida, Chen J, Jomha N, Adesida A. The effect of Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) on tissue engineered human meniscal tissue. Tom Williams Surgical Research Day, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (2016).
DeSutter C, Kutcher J, Mulet-Sierra A, Xing Jida, Chen J, Jomha N, Adesida A. Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Leads to a Significant Increase in Glycosaminoglycan Production in Human Meniscal Tissue. University of Alberta Orthopedic Surgery Research Day, Edmonton, AB (2015).
DeSutter C, Finegan B, Hammel F, Masson E, Beaupre L. Effective Smoking Cessation Programs in Preoperative Surgical Patients. University of Alberta Orthopedic Surgery Research Day, Edmonton, AB (2014).
DeSutter C, Dube V, Francis T, Ross A, Boyd G, Morash J, Glazebrook M. Efficacy of SPECT/CT in diagnosing ipsilateral periarticular arthritis and predicting clinical outcome in patients treated with ankle arthrodesis for end stage ankle arthritis. COA Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC (2019).
DeSutter C, Court K, Leonard C, Thornton G, Martin R, Bray R, Ackermann P, Salo P. Blockade of Substance P does not impair recovery of injured ligament biomechanical properties in rabbits. Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (2012).
DeSutter C, Miller D, Leonard C, Salo P, Hart D, Bray R. Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of the Angiogenic Response in the MCL of ACL Deficient Rabbit Knees. University of Calgary Undergraduate Research Symposium, Calgary, AB (2008).
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