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Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.7 out of 5

267 Ratings

Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Shoulder and Elbow Replacement, Arthroscopy of the shoulder/elbow/wrist, Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Instability, Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-8092
Department: 336-716-8200

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Education & Training

  • B.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1993
  • M.D., Wake Forest University, 2001
  • Internship, Surgery, Albert Einstein Med Ctr, 2002
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein Med Ctr, 2006
  • Fellowship, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Vanderbilt Univ Medical School, 2007
  • Fellowship, Shoulder and Elbow, Thomas Jefferson University, 2008

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand


  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • NC Soc for Surg of the Hand
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Assn
  • Am Soc Of Surgery Of The Hand

NPI Number

  • 1578574042
Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

267 Ratings

Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interests

Rotator Cuff; Neuromuscular Agents; Tendons; Shoulder Joint; Neuromuscular Junction
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Academic: 336-716-9351 | Department: 336-716-8200

Recent Publications

Peripheral nerve injury after elbow arthroscopy: an analysis of risk factors. Jinnah AH, Luo TD, Wiesler ER, Li Z, Poehling GG, Tuohy CJ, Graves BR, Freehill MT, Papadonikolakis A.. Arthroscopy. 2018;34(5):1447-1452.

Shoulder strength requirements for upper limb functional tasks: do age and rotator cuff tear status matter?. Santago AC, Vidt ME, Li X, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Saul KR.. J Appl Biomech. 2017;33(6):446-452.

Extensive hand thermal and blast injury from electronic cigarette explosion: a case report. Satteson ES, Walker NJ, Tuohy CJ, Molnar JA.. Hand (N Y). 2017;():.

Can self-report instruments of shoulder function capture functional differences in older adults with and without a rotator cuff tear?. Vidt ME, Santago AC II, Hegedus EJ, Marsh AP, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Miller ME, Saul KR.. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2016;29():90-99.

Assessments of fatty infiltration and muscle atrophy from a single magnetic resonance image slice are not predictive of 3-dimensional measurements. Vidt ME, Santago AC II, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Kraft RA, Marsh AP, Hegedus EJ, Miller ME, Saul KR.. Arthroscopy. 2016;32(1):128-139.

The effects of a rotator cuff tear on activities of daily living in older adults: a kinematic analysis. Vidt ME, Santago AC II, Marsh AP, Hegedus EJ, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Miller ME, Saul KR.. J Biomech. 2016;49(4):611-617.

MRI-arthroscopy correlation of the wrist: a primer for radiologists. Torabi M, Martell B, Tuohy C, Lenchik L.. Curr Radiol Rep. 2016;4():9.

Quantitative analysis of three-dimensional distribution and clustering of intramuscular fat in muscles of the rotator cuff. Santago AC II, Vidt ME, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Jordan JH, Kraft RA, Saul KR.. Ann Biomed Eng. 2016;44(7):2158-2167.

Basic shoulder arthroscopy: beach chair patient positioning. Mannava S, Jinnah AH, Plate JF, Stone AV, Tuohy CJ, Freehill MT.. Arthrosc Tech. 2016;5(4):e731-e735.

A randomized trial of diagnostic ultrasound to improve outcomes in focal neuropathies. Cartwright MS, Griffin LP, Dowlen H, Bargoil JM, Caress JB, Li ZJ, Defranzo AJ Jr, Wiesler ER, Tuohy CJ, Balakrishnan N, Molnar JA, Baute V, Koman LA, Poehling GG, Walker FO.. Muscle Nerve. 2015;52(5):746-753.

Age-related changes affect rat rotator cuff muscle function. Plate JF, Pace LA, Seyler TM, Moreno RJ, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ, Mannava S.. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014;23(1):91-98.

Advanced age diminishes tendon-to-bone healing in a rat model of rotator cuff repair. Plate JF, Brown PJ, Walters J, Clark JA, Smith TL, Freehill MT, Tuohy CJ, Stitzel JD, Mannava S.. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(4):859-868.

Treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis with botulinum neurotoxin A. Mannava S, Mannava KA, Nazir OF, Plate JF, Smith BP, Koman LA, Tuohy CJ.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2013;38(2):398-400.

Rotator cuff injuries in professional and recreational athletes. Plate JF, Haubruck P, Walters J, Mannava S, Smith BP, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ.. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013;22(2):134-142.

The science of rotator cuff tears: translating animal models to clinical recommendations using simulation analysis. Mannava S, Plate JF, Tuohy CJ, Seyler TM, Whitlock PW, Curl WW, Smith TL, Saul KR.. Knee Surg Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013;21(7):1610-1619.

Age-related degenerative functional, radiographic, and histological changes of the shoulder in nonhuman primates. Plate JF, Bates CM, Mannava S, Smith TL, Jorgensen MJ, Register TC, Stehle JR, High KP, Shively CA, Kaplan JR, Saul KR, Tuohy CJ.. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013;22(8):1019-1029.

Botulinum neurotoxin A injections influence stretching of the gastrocnemius muscle-tendon unit in an animal model. Haubruck P, Mannava S, Plate JF, Callahan MF, Wiggins WF, Schmidmaier G, Tuohy CJ, Saul KR, Smith TL.. Toxins. 2012;4(8):605-619.

Chemical denervation with botulinum neurotoxin a improves the surgical manipulation of the muscle-tendon unit: an experimental study in an animal model. Mannava S, Callahan MF, Trach SM, Wiggins WF, Smith BP, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(2):222-231.

Hand and body radiation exposure with the use of mini C-arm fluoroscopy. Tuohy CJ, Weikert DR, Watson JT, Lee DH.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(4):632-638.

Contributions of neural tone to in vivo passive muscle-tendon unit biomechanical properties in a rat rotator cuff animal model. Mannava S, Wiggins WF, Saul KR, Stitzel JD, Smith BP, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ.. Ann Biomed Eng. 2011;39(7):1914-1924.

Postural dependence of passive tension in the supraspinatus following rotator cuff repair: a simulation analysis. Saul KR, Hayon S, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ, Mannava S.. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2011;26(8):804-810.

Evaluation of in vivo rotator cuff muscle function after acute and chronic detachment of the supraspinatus tendon: an experimental study in an animal model. Mannava S, Plate JF, Whitlock PW, Callahan MF, Seyler TM, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011;93(18):1702-1711.

Recent advances for the management of Raynaud phenomenon using botulinum neurotoxin A. Mannava S, Plate JF, Stone AV, Smith TL, Smith BP, Koman LA, Tuohy CJ.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(10):1708-1710.

Complex regional pain syndrome after hand surgery. Li Z, Smith BP, Tuohy C, Smith TL, Koman LA.. Hand Clin. 2010;26(2):281-289.

Sonography of the coracohumeral interval: a potential technique for diagnosing coracoid impingement. Tracy MR, Trella TA, Nazarian LN, Tuohy CJ, Williams GR.. J Ultrasound Med. 2010;29(3):337-341.

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Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Shoulder and Elbow Replacement, Arthroscopy of the shoulder/elbow/wrist, Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Instability, Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery
Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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4.7 out of 5

Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.267 Ratings


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*Dr. Tuohy was great -


I have had several issues over the last 5 years, Dr. Tuohy has always provided me with excellent care. He really cares about his patients.


Respect and admire this doctor so much!!


Dr. Tuohy has done two surgeries on my rotator cuffs (right and left) and now I have another torn left rotator cuff. i would not consider anyone else to do the surgery again. I have complete confidence in him and his abilities and his staff.


it was very professional and courteous and understanding


Dr. Tuohy was amazing. he spent as much time as I needed with me like I was the only patient he had that day. he was empathetic and educational


received first class treatment; very pleased with Dr. Tuohy's attitude and desire to help me


outstanding care but the provider


As I have stated before, this whole office and staff are excellent, courteous and kind. Very friendly!


Dr. Touhy always takes his time to explain everything.


My condition will eventually require a replacement. He left it in my care...His nurses # to call when I was ready to commit to the point that the pain was not bearable. He could get me in within a week.. Thank you Dr Tuohy


I would highly recommend Dr Tuohy and staff to anyone.


Extremely please with Dr. Tuohy. Couldn't ask for a better provider


do not think he believes me about my arm pain, does not really want to talk about it."it should not hurt" feel like his ears are closed about it


Dr Touy was excellent in his care, skill and description of what to expect and how to manage my recovery. Highly recommend him to others.


very professional


excellent doctor and staff


awesome doctor and nurse


Dr Tuohy is kind and gentle (well as gentle as an orthopaedic can be pushing and pulling). Dr Tuohy was very sensitive to Nancy's need and her progress after shoulder surgery. He was a great help in a long range plan to help Nancy continue therapy to strengthen her overall health condition.


I have been a patient of Dr. Tuohy's with several issues over the last 5 years, and I believe I have received the best of care as he is an excellent, and very caring Orthopedic Surgeon.


Dr. Tuohy was recommended to me when I wanted to a second opinion for an elbow injury, so grateful I did as he said no surgery and suggested rehab my elbow.


Dr. Tuohy is one of the most knowledgeable & pragmatic doctors I have encountered.


excellent care provider


Dr Tuohy walked us through the entire operation. Concerning what he showed us, it was an absolute miracle. Plus Nancy experienced difficulties after the operation and we ended up back at WFU in Ardmore 10 and Dr Tuohy got my call and showed up in the room to see Nancy - totally unexpected. In the hall of our church, Dr Tuohy's name is spoken with great reverence because of all the successful shoulder operations performed on our friends at Reynolda.


Went over all options with me.


Dr. Tuohy is an excellent Dr. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!Kind and Caring! Excellent bedside manner! Which most Dr's don't have!Genuinely interested in his patients well being! I would give him an excellent recommendation!


Dr. Touhy is outstanding physician, person & man. He is blessed to have excellent skills & knowledge. Treat him well.


Dr. Tuohy is an excellent surgeon, and has always taken good care of me. He really seems to care about me, my issues, and concerns.


*Dr. Tuohy has helped me so much.

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