Dr. Burton Elrod, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
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Dr. Burton Elrod, MD
Dr. Burton Elrod, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Elrod is affiliated with Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

2021 Church St Ste 200

Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Information
Dr. Burton Elrod, MD

Dr. Burton Elrod, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Runner's Knee
more than 83% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
more than 82% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Elrod "Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center provides comprehensive orthopaedic care and services throughout Tennessee and the southeast region. Our mission is to provide unsurpassed orthopaedic care to our patients so that they may pursue and maintain more healthy and active lifestyles."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • David Lipscomb University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Memphis Hosp/Meth Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Baroness Erlanger Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Sw Orth Grp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elrod has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elrod's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elrod to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Elrod's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
nashville, tn |
I have a friend that had seen Dr. Elrod for her shoulder and she recommended him. They got me in quick to see him. He was extremely friendly. He took time to answer my questions and concerns. His staff was just as amazing. They helped set up my PT and follow up appointments with ease. I will definitely recommend Dr. Elrod and Elite Orthopedics.
nashville, tn |
I love Dr Elrod. He has done surgery on my daughter and me. We both have been very happy and pleased with the outcomes! He is so personable and easy to talk to. He answered all my questions about my surgery. I would recommend him to anyone.
nashville, tn |
Elite and Mpower are amazing facilities. The staff is very friendly. Dr. Elrod was helpful and nice. My knees have never felt better. They were able to work with my schedule and get me in for surgery quick. I really appreciated the professionalism of the staff. I will definitely go back.
nashville, tn |
Dr. Elrod was amazing. He is so knowledgeable and easy to talk to. His staff was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend him.
Franklin, TN |
Dr. Elrod is awesome! After spending years with a painful elbow condition (anconeous epitroclearis), Dr. Elrod was able to diagnose it and operate successfully. I haven't had any pain since I awoke from anesthesia. Highly Recommend!
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Dr. Elrod accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Network P
    Network S
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Gold HMO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Elrod has admitting privileges

Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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