Dr. Aric Christal, MD

Dr. Aric Christal, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 40
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Dr. Aric Christal, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Edmonds, WA. He graduated from University Of Washington and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

7320 216th St SW Ste 320

Edmonds, WA 98026

Contact Information

(425) 673-3916

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Christal performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Christal "As the only fellowship-trained arthritis and joint replacement specialist in the greater Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace area, I strive to provide exceptional care using the latest in computer assisted and minimally invasive techniques to facilitate a rapid recovery in my patients. I take pride in the amount of time spent with each patient, ensuring a better understanding of the treatment and recovery process."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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40  Procedures

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Washington
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Washington Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Christal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Christal's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christal to family and friends
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Christal's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I am so happy with the outcome of both my knee replacements. Dr. Christal is an outstanding surgeon. Recovery was faster than anticipated. The flexibility in my knees is excellent and, I am now walking pain free. I couldn't ask for anything more.
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I am so impressed by the swift path method Dr Christal uses. This is my second knee done and this method is far superior than my first one. The pain is far less. Recovery time has been far less than the first one. They give you all the information you need in a booklet so you don’t have to call...more
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Dr. Christal performed my hip replacement under extremely difficult circumstances. I had been admitted to the hospital with an e-coli infection that caused extremely severe case of sepsis. In addition, I had shattered my hip. Operating on such a sick patient was very risky; however, Dr. Christal...more
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Dr. Crystal is a kind, highly skilled, empathetic and wonderful being. He helped my aging mother and the whole kit and cabboodle of family make it through to the other side of a hip replacement. He is a remarkable surgeon, and a truly fine human being of the best sort. From the bottom of my...more
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