Christopher W. Olcott

Professor of Orthopaedics

Joint Replacement


UNC Orthopaedics (Ambulatory Care Center)
102 Mason Farm Road
Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Phone: (984) 974-5700
Referral Fax: (919) 966-7956

Provider Office
Phone: (919) 966-3340
Fax: (919) 966-6730

  • BA: Hamilton College
  • MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Residency: Rochester General and Strong Memorial Hospitals
  • Fellowship: Adult Reconstructive Surgery, New England Baptist Hospital
  • Total joint reconstruction
2016-present Professor of Orthopaedics, UNC School of Medicine
  • Ranawat Award, Knee Society, 1999
  • Carl M. Harris, MD Resident Award for “Commitment to Patient Care & Education”
  • Medical School Research Fellowship
  • Co-captain, varsity soccer team, Hamilton College
  • “All-State” NCAA Soccer, 1986

(see entire list available at PubMed)

  • Looney RJ, Boyd A, Totterman S, Seo G, Shepps-Campell D, Novotny L, Olcott C,et al. Volumetric CT as a measurement of periprosthetic acetabular osteolysis and its correlation with wear. Submitted for Publication.
  • Olcott CW. Current indications and techniques for arthrodesis of the knee. Sem Arthroplasty 11(4):227-233, 2000.
  • Olcott CW, Scott RD. Determining proper femoral component rotational alignment during total knee arthroplasty. Am J Knee Surg 13(3):166-168, 2000.
  • Olcott CW, Scott RD. A comparison of four intra-operative methods to determine femoral component rotation in total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 15:22-26, 2000.
  • Scott RD, Olcott CW. Management of cavitary deficiencies. In Bono JV, McCarthy JC, Thornhill TS, et al. (eds): Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. p293, New York, NY. Springer-Verlag New York Inc.; 1999.
  • Olcott CW. Management of medial deficiencies. In Bono JV, McCarthy JC, Thornhill TS, et al. (eds): Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. p330. New York, NY. Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1999.
  • Pellegrini VD, Olcott CW, Evarts CM. The tri-lock femoral system. In Finerman, G.A.M.; Dorey FG, Grigoris P, McKellop HA. (eds): Total Hip Arthroplasty Outcomes. p. 181, New York, NY. Churchill Livingstone Inc., 1998.
  • Olcott CW. Hip pain. In Leppert PC and Howard FM (eds): Primary Care for Women. p.663, Philadelphia, Lippincott-Raven, 1997.
  • Pellegrini VD, Parentis M, Olmstead J, Olcott C. Extension metacarpal osteotomy in the treatment of trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis: A biomechanical study. J Hand Surg 21A: 16-23, 1996.
  • Pellegrini VD, Olcott CW, Hollenberg G. Contact patterns in the trapeziometacarpal joint: The role of the palmar beak ligament. J Hand Surg 18-A: 238-44, 1993.
  • Miller SA, Olcott CW. Cell Proliferation in chick oral membrane lags behind that of adjacent epithelia at the time of rupture. Anat Rec 223: 204-208, 1989.
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