Anonymous (RateMDs) He replaced my left knee and I can walk normal again. He is very kind and caring, the staff are wonderful.
Diana Engellman (Feedback) He is the best doctor! He has replaced my knee and it is so much better and is going to replace my other knee in a few weeks. I would tell everyone to go to him.
EM (RateMDs) Dr. Ludwig gave me a new lease on life. He replaced my 2 knees which were bone on bone with arthritis. The pain was unbearable, but with his help and 2 new knees I'm a new person and enjoying life! Thank you Dr. Ludwig. I always recommend him, he's great!!!

Christopher Maender, MD


Phone (217)-547-9100


“My special areas of interest are surgery of the entire upper extremity including the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. This includes arthroscopic and total joint replacement surgeries. My goal is to help my patients get back to what they want to do!”

Additional Info

Graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois

Fellowship, Hand and Upper Extremity, University of Florida,Gainesville, Florida

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Member, Sangamon County Medical Society

Member, Illinois State Medical Society

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Clinical Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Re-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2021

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Certification in Hand Surgery

Re-certification in Hand Surgery by American Board of Orthopedic Surgery 2021

Member, American Medical Association

Medical Director, Orthopedic Surgery Center of Illinois

Board Member, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

NCAA Division 2 National Champion Swimmer 400 IM

NCAA Academic All American, 4 years