Christopher O. Bayne, M.D.

Chief, Division of Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery

Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

To see if Christopher O. Bayne is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand

Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder

Orthopaedic Surgery - Wrist

Orthopaedic Surgery - Elbow

Orthopaedic Surgery - Microvascular

Orthopaedic Surgery - Peripheral Nerve

Orthopaedic Surgery


Peripheral Nerve

Brachial Plexus


Orthopaedic Surgery

Locations and Contact

Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic

4860 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I am committed to providing the highest level of quality and compassionate care to my patients. I believe that excellent outcomes are achieved by applying the best available scientific evidence to the needs of each individual patient.

My ultimate goal is to empower patients and their families to make the best possible informed decisions regarding their treatment options.

Clinical Interests

 Dr. Bayne specializes in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery. His clinical interests include hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder surgery; upper extremity joint replacement and reconstruction; arthroscopy; microvascular reconstructive free tissue transfer; brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery; tumors, and congenital deformities.

Research/Academic Interests

Wrist instability; Biomechanics; International surgical health care; Microvascular skeletal reconstruction; Surgical outcomes investigation.


Hand and Upper Extremity

Medical School

M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 2008


General Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL 2008-2009


Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL 2009-2013


Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN 2013-2014

Rush University Medical Center Orthopedics Golden AppleTeaching Award,

American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand-Health Volunteers Overseas, Young Surgeon Traveling Fellowship Award,

Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society,

Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Honors Society,

Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honors Society,

Top Graduating Student in the Department of Biology,

ASSH Linscheid-Dobyns Excellence in Wrist Research Award,

National Medical Fellowships Emerging Leader Award,

Houdek MT, Bayne CO, Bishop AT, Shin AY. The Outcome and Complications of Vascularized Fibular Grafts. The Bone and Joint Journal. 2017 Jan;99-B (1): 134-138.

Bayne CO, Slikker W 3rd,Ma J, Ruch DS, Leversedge FJ, Cohen MS, Wysocki RW. Clinical Outcomes of the Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Turnover Flap for Posterior Elbow Soft Tissue Defects. J Hand Surg (AM). 2015 Dec;40(12):2358-63.

Van Kampen R, Bayne CO, Moran SL. A New Technique for Volar Capsulodesis for Isolated Palmar Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament Injuries: A Cadaveric Study and Case Report. J Wrist Surg. 2015 Nov; 4(4):239-45.

Van Kampen R, Bayne CO, Moran SL, Berger RA. Outcomes of Capitohamate Bone-Ligament-Bone Grafts for Scapholunate Injury. J Wrist Surg 2015. Nov; 4(4):230-8.

Abrams GD, Hart MA, Takami K, Bayne CO, Kelly BT, Espinoza-Orías AA, Nho SJ.  Biomechanical Evaluation of Capsulotomy, Capsulectomy, and Capsular Repair on Hip Rotation. Arthroscopy. 2015 Aug; 31(8): 1511-1517.

Bayne CO, Bishop AT, Shin AY. Technique of Harvest of the Free Vascularized Fibula. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2014 Dec; 18(4):181-8.

Bayne CO, Stanley R, Simon P, Espinoza A, Inoue N, Nho S. The Effect of Capsulotomy on Hip Stability-a Consideration During Hip Arthroscopy. Am J Orthop. 2014 April; 43(4):160-165.

Gitelis S, Bayne CO, Frank JM, Filingham Y, Kent PM. Surgery in Malignant Bone Tumors. Curr Probl Cancer. 2013 August; 37(4): 192–197 

Wysocki R, Biswas D, Bayne CO. Injection therapy in the management of musculoskeletal injuries: Hand and Wrist. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 2012 June;20(2):132-141

Bayne CO, Krosin M, Barber T. Evaluation of the Accuracy and Utility of x-ray Markers in Digital Templating for Total Hip Arthroplasy. J Arthroplasty. 2009 April; 24(3): 407-13.