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Dr. Christopher Elder, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Elder

Dr. Christopher Elder, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Marion, NC and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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(828) 659-5459

Dr. Elder accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Dr. Elder's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elder treats Joint Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Elder treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elder treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Elder treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elder treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Elder treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Elder's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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 Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Elder, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Marion, NC and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elder

4.8

Based on 70 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
5.714285714285714%
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I found Dr Elder to be a very compassionate, caring surgeon who is excellent at what he does. He listens to you, gives you all the options (with possible outcomes) and lets you decide what is best for you. He is also very thorough. During surgery he found another issue that had not been...Read More
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Dr. Elder is a great doctor. He is very nice and kind. I would highly recommend him. He is very professional straight to the point and explains everything in depth and detail. He is interested in the patient and their need and spends the time with you that you need. He is an awesome doctor!!!
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I would highly recommend Dr. Elder. I had been in pain in my left hip for several years. I took injections every 4 months until finally they stopped working. I was referred to Dr. Elder and spoke to him about the surgery for cronic hip bursitis. I had surgery December 17-18. I'm not sure what all...Read More
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Very kind, patient, and helpful. Takes all the time needed to make you feel comfortable with all your questions. Friendly professional staff.
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Dr. Elder Is a great doctor who cares about your end result. He has helped me with my shoulder also my ACL reconstruction grade A doctor !
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Locations

Asheville Orthopaedic Associates

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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