Christopher O. Bayne, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Christopher O. Bayne, M.D.

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

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic 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

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic
4860 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Get Directions

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700

Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


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

Dr. Bayne's research interests include wrist instability, biomechanics, international surgical health care, microvascular skeletal reconstruction and surgical outcomes investigation.


Hand and Upper Extremity

Undergraduate School

B.S., Morehouse College, Atlanta GA

Medical School

M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston MA


Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL


Hand Surgery, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Emerging Leader Award, National Medical Fellowships Bay Area Champions of Health Awards, 2022

Top Doctors Award, Hand Surgery, Sacramento Magazine, 2019, 2021

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Highlight Research Poster, 2020

ASSH Linscheid-Dobyns Excellence in Wrist Research Award, 2020

Rush University Medical Center Orthopedics Golden AppleTeaching Award,

Saiz A, Delman CM, Haffner M, Wann K, McNary S, Szabo RM, Bayne CO. The Biomechanical Effects of Simulated Radioscapholunate Fusion With Distal Scaphoidectomy, 4-Corner Fusion With Complete Scaphoidectomy, and Proximal Row Carpectomy Compared to the Native Wrist. J Hand Surg Am. 2021 Dec;46(12):1125.e1-1125.e8. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2021.02.028. Epub 2021 Apr 30. PMID:33934922.

Jawad MU, Bayne CO, Farhan S, Haffner MR, Carr-Ascher J, Alvarez E, Thorpe SW, Randall RL. Prognostic factors, disparity, and equity variables impacting prognosis in bone sarcomas of the hand: SEER database review. J Surg Oncol. 2021 Dec;124(8):1515-1522. doi:10.1002/jso.26659. Epub 2021 Aug 25. Erratum in: J Surg Oncol. 2022 Jun 30;: PMID:34432316.

Zeiderman MR, Sonoda LA, McNary S, Asselin E, Boutin RD, Bayne CO, Szabo RM. The Biomechanical Effects of Augmentation With Flat Braided Suture on Dorsal Intercarpal Ligament Capsulodesis for Scapholunate Instability. J Hand Surg Am. 2021 Jun;46(6):517.e1-517.e9. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2020.10.032. Epub 2021 Jan 8. PMID:33423852.

Henrichon SS, Foster BH, Shaw C, Bayne CO, Szabo RM, Chaudhari AJ, Boutin RD. Dynamic MRI of the wrist in less than 20 seconds: normal midcarpal motion and reader reliability. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Feb;49(2):241-248. doi:10.1007/s00256-019-03266-1. Epub 2019 Jul 9. PMID:31289900.

Shaw CB, Foster BH, Borgese M, Boutin RD, Bateni C, Boonsri P, Bayne CO, Szabo RM, Nayak KS, Chaudhari AJ. Real-time three-dimensional MRI for the assessment of dynamic carpal instability. PLoS One. 2019 Sep 19;14(9):e0222704. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0222704. PMID:31536561.

McNary SM, Heyrani N, Volk I, Szabo RM, Bayne CO. The Effect of Radioscapholunate Fusion With and Without Distal Scaphoid and Triquetrum Excision on Capitolunate Contact Pressures. J Hand Surg Am. 2019 May;44(5):420.e1-420.e7. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.07.009. Epub 2018 Sep 18. PMID:30241977.

Foster BH, Shaw CB, Boutin RD, Joshi AA, Bayne CO, Szabo RM, Chaudhari AJ. A principal component analysis-based framework for statistical modeling of bone displacement during wrist maneuvers. J Biomech. 2019 Mar 6;85:173-181. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.01.030. Epub 2019 Jan 24. PMID:30738587.

Hinchcliff KM, Crockett J, Thorpe SW, Bayne CO. Using a kidney pump to perfuse a free filet flap for reconstruction after hemipelvectomy: A case report. Microsurgery. 2019 Feb;39(2):178-181. doi:10.1002/micr.30316. Epub 2018 Mar 14. PMID:29537102.

Borgese M, Boutin RD, Bayne CO, Szabo RM, Chaudhari AJ. Association of lunate morphology, sex, and lunotriquetral interosseous ligament injury with radiologic measurement of the capitate-triquetrum joint. Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Dec;46(12):1729-1737. doi:10.1007/s00256-017-2747-x. Epub 2017 Aug 21. PMID:28828602.

Houdek MT, Bayne CO, Bishop AT, Shin AY. The outcome and complications of vascularised fibular grafts. Bone Joint J. 2017 Jan;99-B(1):134-138. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.99B1.BJJ-2016-0160.R1. PMID:28053269.