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Dr Lincoski Edited

Christopher J. Lincoski M.D.




Dr. Lincoski is a board-certified and fellowship-trained hand surgeon with over ten years of experience. His specialized training includes unique competencies in hand and upper extremity surgery. His expertise spans across a variety of conditions that ail the hand, wrist, elbow, and arm, such as nerve repair, wrist arthroscopy, wrist fractures, minimally invasive surgery of the hand, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon injuries, and Dupuytren's contracture. Proudly serving his country as an orthopedic surgeon in the United States Air Force, Dr. Lincoski has a unique skill set. He typically approaches orthopedic problems through nonsurgical methods like splints, casts, cortisone injections, or physical therapy. However, when it comes to more severe injuries and disorders, Dr. Lincoski can perform minimally invasive surgery for pain relief. As a Hand & Wrist specialist, he realizes that your hands are an essential part of every day. Dr. Lincosk focuses on providing you the opportunity to gain back tractability and participate in daily functions once again.

Dr. Lincoski has interests in mountain biking, skiing, weight lifting, and golf. He resides in State College, PA, with his wife Sue and daughter Paige.


  • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery or the Hand, 2012
  • Board Certified, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Thomas Jefferson University/Philadelphia Hand Center | Hand Fellowship, 2008
  • Geisinger Medical Center |Orthopedic Surgery Residency, 2007
  • Abington Memorial Hospital | PGY-1 Preliminary Surgical Internship, 2000
  • Temple University School of Medicine | MD, 1999
  • Pennsylvania State University | BS, 1995


  • Participation in ASSH Young Leaders Program
  • Air Force Health Professions Scholarship
  • Lawrence Schneider Hand Fellowship Research Competition
  • Honors Section -- Immunology, Biochemistry
  • Medical School High Honors
  • Dean's List -- Undergraduate
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
  • Reverend Dave Wentroble Memorial Scholarship

Research and Publications

Published Articles:

  • Book chapter, Open reduction and Internal fixation of PIP fracture dislocations. Lincoski CJ, In PIP Fractures and Dislocations, in press, 2015
  • Chapter 54: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Osterman AL, Lincoski CJ, in Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th Ed, 2011
  • Chapter 77: Operative Wrist Arthroscopy. Osterman AL, Lincoski CJ, in Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th Ed, 2011
  • Reconstruction of Digital Nerves using a Purified Type I Bovine Collagen Nerve Conduit. Taras JS, Lincoski CJ, Steelman PJ, Jacoby SM. Submitted to Journal of Hand Surgery, Am. July 2011
  • Podium presentation ASSH Meeting Resident/Fellows Conference Sept 17, 2008.
  • Benign Nerve Tumors in the Hand and Forearm. Lincoski CJ, Harter GD, Bush DC. American Journal of Orthopedics March 2007.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Due To Tophaceous Gout. Rich JT, Bush DC, Lincoski CJ, Harrington T. Orthopedics Vol. 27, Number 8, August 2004.
  • Epidermoid Cysts in the Hand. Lincoski CJ, Bush DC. Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume. Accepted for publication August 2009.
  • On the Value of a Small Residency Training Program. Lincoski CJ, J Bone and Joint Surg; 25 Jan 2005. Letter to the Editor.

Research Projects:

  • Femoral Head Autograft in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: 20 Year Follow-Up. Lincoski CJ, Harter GD, Wolfgang G. Study
  • Basic Science Study on Nerve Growth and Regeneration. Janet Weis Research Center, May-June 2003.
  • Conducted basic science research on a rat model of sciatic nerve regeneration.
  • Lymphocyte Subpopulations in Lymphoid Organs of Rats after Acute Resistance Exercise. Mastro AM, Schlosser DA, Grove DS, Lincoski CJ, Pishak SA, Gordon S, Kraemer WJ. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 74-81, 1999.
  • Research Assistant, Molecular and Cell Biology Dept., Pennsylvania State University (1993-1995).
  • Recipient of NASA Space Grant College Fellowship to research the effects of estrogen on bioactive and immunoactive prolactin concentrations in rodents.; This research laid groundwork for interpretation of data from two space flights.


  • Geisinger Medical Center orthopedic rounds- distal radius fracture complications, 2012
  • Geisinger Medical Center orthopedic rounds- Wartime Orthopedic Trauma in Afghanistan, 2011
  • Mount Nittany Medical Center- nurse lecture, Wartime Orthopedic Trauma in Afghanistan, 2011
  • Drayer Physical Therapy Roundtable- Cmc Arthroplasty, 2012

Professional Organizations

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference Committee
  • Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society
  • Moderator of Scientific Papers Resident and Fellows Conference
  • Committee Member, International Relations Committee
  • American Association of Hand Surgery
  • Chairman International Listserv Subcommittee
  • Consultant Editor, Journal of Hand Surgery

Affiliated Hospitals

  • University Orthopedics Center Surgical Services (UOCSS)
  • Mount Nittany Medical Center
  • Geisinger Gray's Woods
  • UPMC Altoona
  • Tyrone Regional Health Network
  • Advanced Center for Surgery

Dr Lincoski is caring, professional and takes his time with you. He explains things in a manner you can understand. Would Highly recommend this physician.

Tammy Dell 1 – 2

After a severe cut on my hand, I spent six weeks being treated by my PCP for an infection that would not go away. Thankfully I was referred to Dr. Lincoski, and immediately he knew it was not an infection but a growth/tumor. Two days later, he removed it, and it has been healing very nicely since. He and all of the staff that I encountered in the Altoona office were very friendly, and it was all very well organized. I would highly recommend them.

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