Dr. Christopher Elder, MD

Dr. Christopher Elder, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
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Dr. Christopher Elder, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Marion, NC and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

472 Rankin Dr

Marion, NC 28752

Contact Information

(828) 659-5459

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
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Top Care Areas

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

Systemic Chondromalacia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Elder's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • UNC Chapel Hill
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • UNC Chapel Hill
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elder's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elder to family and friends
35 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (31)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Elder'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 (22)

I've seen Dr. Elder for over six years. I trust him completely. He is an excellent surgeon and an expert in his field.
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I have been seeing Dr Elder for my knee about 6 yrs. He has been a very attentive doctor for me. I highly recommend to others.
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Great doctor. Very friendly and understanding.
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Dr Elder has been our family orthopedist for over 10 years treating my mother, daughter and now myself. He is very knowledgeable, takes all the time needed to develop treatment plan with his patient, and has an excellent rapport with his patients. He is reasonable in his diagnosis and prognosis...more
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Very personable, knowledgeable and has a great smile. Good communication skills but might want to try to slow down speech when explaining results of procedure or other explanations. Would go back to Dr. Elder in a new york minute.
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