Christopher P. Cannon MD

Christopher P. Cannon MD

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Read interview with Dr. Cannon in the Capitol Hill Times, From the ER to the combat zone - and back again - A look at local physicians' experiences after serving in the military.

Board Certification:

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


A graduate of the University of Washington Medical School, Dr. Cannon completed an internship in general surgery and his orthopedic residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He also completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at UCLA, in Los Angeles, California.

Prior to joining The Polyclinic, Dr. Cannon was the Assistant Professor, department of orthopaedic oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.  He has held the position of staff orthopaedic surgeon, chief orthopedic oncology section with Madigan Army Medical Center and served as orthopedic surgeon, 47th Combat Support Hospital, Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Special Interests:

Dr. Cannon has expertise in musculoskeletal tumor surgery (benign and malignant tumors of the soft tissues and bones), total joint replacements (hips and knees), partial knee replacements (MAKOplasty® and the Biomet Oxford), ACL reconstruction and arthroscopic surgery.

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage OA in the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing.

The MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration and potentially offers the following benefits:

  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • Less implant wear and loosening
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Bone sparing
  • Smaller incision and less scarring
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Minimal hospitalization and rapid recovery

Practice Philosophy: 

“The management of musculoskeletal tumors requires careful planning, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively address unusual and difficult problems.  These skills also apply to the overall practice of orthopedic surgery.”

Clinical Research

To learn about research trials being conducted by this physician, please visit The Polyclinic Clinical Research page