Dr. Christopher L. Elder, MD

Dr. Christopher L. Elder, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 45 years old

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Dr. Elder specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Marion, NC. He practices at 1 location.

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With 2 rotator cuff tears, a SLAP, and a severely frozen shoulder, Dr Elder made me feel completely supported in my lengthy recovery process. As far as the surgical aspect of my experience, at McDowell OR, fantastic. Didn't get in for awhile, but neither did the next case. My MRI showed an external tendon tear, no other results! Common arthroscopic procedure for Elder, approximately 1-2 hours, I was under close to 4hrs. Sorry to whoever had to wait. Elder = Competence
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Unc Chapel Hill

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Unc Chapel Hill

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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