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Dr. Christopher Elder, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Elder

Asheville Orthopaedic Associates

472 Rankin Dr Marion, NC 28752

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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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Dr. Elder did my shoulder surgery. He is professional, caring, and looks at all other options before surgery. He did my wife's hip surgery also. I highly recommend him.
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Excellent Doctor very knowledgeable took time to answered all questions very kind had 2 knee surgery in 8 months
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Dr Elder is a very kind attention oriented caring doc answering all questions has a good care plan for me now and the future
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I would highly recommend Dr. Elder. I am very satisfied with my results. He is very attentive and thorough. He doesn't rush you thru your visit or make you wait in the exam room.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Chris Elder. He has been my orthopedic surgeon for over five years. He is patient and a true listener. His goal is his patient's well being and comfort. The entire staff provides each patient with quality care in an efficient, respectful manner.
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Dr. Elder is the best Doctor I've ever seen. I have had joint issues my entire life and have seen a lot of doctors. He is caring, thoughtful, and always takes his time to explain everything. He has operated on both of my hips and my right shoulder. Everyone with these type of issues should see him. It is a comforting thought to have a doctor who you know you can depend on to take care of you. When I have other surgeries or procedures, I will only go to him. His staff is excellent and you can see they respect him.
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Dr. Elder is a very kind and compassionate doctor. He took the time to answer all of my concerns before and after surgery. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
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I had laparoscopic knee surgery by Dr. Elder He was very professional, explained everything to me. Surgery went well. Each visit he had time to answer all my questions, did not appear rushed in any way. I would recommend him and I would also return to him if I had any other orthopedic problems.
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My husband had massive damage to his shoulder. Dr Elder fixed it! We would highly recommend him to anyone. The world could use more surgeons like Dr. Elder.
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Dr. Elder performed surgery for a major rotator cuff tear and a bicep muscle tear. He was very thorough in explaining the process and in clearly answering questions and concerns. The surgery went VERY well and my recovery was ahead of the normal. It's been 4 months and I have zero pain. My range of motion is very good (reaching behind my back still needs improvement but am confident this will continue to improve). Dr. Elder has been very clear in what I can & can't do with my shoulder which I take great heed to observe. He feels that in 2 more months all restrictions are basically done. I have complete faith in his abilities and though I hope to never need his services again, would gladly go back if the need ever arose. My only real complaint comes from the PA who assists him in the office (Mr. Rasmussen). He failed to clearly answer questions, screwed up a prescription and never gave me a physical therapy list as I requested ahead of time and I felt that he didn't want to touch me.
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Bottom line, Dr. Elder is special. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Christopher Elder performed my hip arthroscopy surgery. At 7 months post-op, my hip is healing nicely. I am active in yoga, light cardio exercise, and light biking. I am very pleased with the results, and I believe I will continue to see additional improvement in my hip mobility and strength over the next 6 months.
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He is a great Dr. He shows compassion and cares about how you are doing. He explains everything simply where you can understand it all. He did my knee surgery, and I highly recommend him.
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An excellent surgeon and physician. He preformed surgery on my rotator cuff and repaired several issues associated with my shoulder. I could not be happier with the outcome. He is an outstanding surgeon with a bedside manner that is impeccable. You have his full attention while his assistant takes notes. Dr. Elder's ability to create a one-on-one and completely engaged relationship with his patients is rarely seen in today's medical field. I highly recommend Dr. Elder for your medical needs.
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Doctor Elder is very knowledgeable and is an excellent surgeon. I was having issues with my knee and he and his staff took excellent care of me and listened to what I had to say. I had a meniscal tear and it didn't show up on the MRI. I also had issues with maltracking of my kneecap. Any other doctor would have sent me on my way because the MRI was not showing the issues. I couldn't be happier with my experience with this office and all of his staff. They really make you feel like you matter.
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Dr.Elder is the best. I love him he is caring!
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I would highly recommend Dr Elders to my family and friends, he takes his time to explain the procedure he was going to do, very curtious, and before he would leave he would ask me if I had any questions, the surguery went well pre- and post op. I had surgery Jan. 31st 2019 at Mission Health in Marion.
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Dr Elder is a wonder surgeon and a great help! I recommend him!
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My experience with Dr. Elder could not have been better from initial appointment to post-surgery. His level of expertise, professionalism, and general mannerisms gave me tremendous confidence from beginning to end with my knee issues. I have obtained the results I was hoping for and that he said he could deliver. I am a very happy camper!
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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 identified on my MRI and, thankfully, repaired it as well. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
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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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(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
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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
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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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
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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)
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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

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Asheville Orthopaedic Associates

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  • Hours
    • 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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Mission Health

Asheville, NC

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