Dr. Craig Erekson, MD

Dr. Craig Erekson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 54

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Craig Erekson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Elkhart, IN and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Erekson has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Indiana U, School of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities Goshen Health Hospital and Elkhart General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Erekson to book an appointment.


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Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center

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(574) 281-0075
Elkhart2310 California Rd Elkhart, IN 46514
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4.4

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  • Long wait times (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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I would highly recommend Dr. Ereckson. He fixedmy patella that was broken in five places by placing a couple of pins and wire to hold it all in place. Nine months later when the pins were bothering me (I was so active that the pins eventually were moving) he removed them. I loved the fact that for both surgeries he glued my knee back instead of stitching them. Don't be afraid to ask questions of make small talk with him. He's a busy Dr. but a compassionate one!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Dr. Erekson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erekson treats Knee Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Erekson treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erekson treats Knee Sprain more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Erekson treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erekson performs Knee Surgery more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Erekson performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erekson treats Shoulder Disorders more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Erekson treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Shoulder Dislocation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erekson treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Erekson treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erekson treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Erekson treats this condition more than 69% of their peers

Check Dr. Erekson's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Erekson's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Craig Erekson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Elkhart, IN and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Erekson has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He gr...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Meth Hosp
Internship Hospital
1997
Fort Wayne Ortho
Residency Hospital
1984
Indiana U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Goshen Health Hospital

Goshen, IN

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Elkhart General Hospital

Elkhart, IN

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)