Dr. Eric Arvidson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Arvidson
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Essex Orthopaedics & Optima Sports Medicine

16 Pelham Rd Salem, NH 03079

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Dr. Eric Arvidson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Salem, NH and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Arvidson has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Holy Family Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Arvidson to book an appointment.


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Dr. Arvidson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-NH
Access Blue New England Network-NH HMO
Balanced Access Blue New England-NH HMO
Balanced Blue New England Choice-NH HMO
Balanced Preferred Blue-NH PPO
Blue Choice Network-NH
Blue Choice New England-NH
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Blue Direct-NH
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Blue New England Network-NH HMO
BlueChoice New England Network-NH
BlueChoice New England-NH POS
BlueChoice Open Access (Select Network)-NH
BlueChoice Open Access-NH POS
Bronze Access Blue New England with H.S.A.-NH HMO
Bronze Blue New England Choice with H.S.A-NH HMO
Bronze Matthew Thornton Blue with H.S.A.-NH HMO
Bronze Matthew Thornton-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced w/ PD-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced with H.S.A w/ PD-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced with H.S.A-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X with H.S.A (Off Exchange)-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X with H.S.A.-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-NH HMO
Bronze Preferred Blue with H.S.A.-NH PPO
Bronze Preferred Blue-NH PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced w/ PD-NH HMO
Gold Access Blue New England with H.S.A.-NH HMO
Gold Access Blue New England-NH HMO
Gold Blue New England Choice-NH HMO
Gold Matthew Thornton Blue with H.S.A.-NH HMO
Gold Pathway X (Off Exchange)-NH HMO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced w/ PD-NH HMO
Gold Pathway X with H.S.A (Off Exchange)-NH HMO
Gold Pathway X with H.S.A-NH HMO
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Gold Preferred Blue with H.S.A.-NH PPO
Gold Preferred Blue-NH PPO
Individual Blue-NH
Lumenos Group Plans Network-NH
Lumenos Group Plans-NH
Lumenos HSA Plans-NH
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Matthew Thornton Blue Network-NH
Matthew Thornton Blue-NH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Network-NH
Pathway X (SHOP)-NH HMO
Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA IN HIX
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Platinum Access Blue New England-NH HMO
Platinum Pathway X (Off Exchange)-NH HMO
Platinum Pathway X-NH HMO
Platinum Preferred Blue-NH PPO
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Preferred Blue-NH
Preferred Blue-NH PPO
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Silver Pathway X (Off Exchange)-NH HMO
Silver Pathway X Enhanced w/ PD-NH HMO
Silver Pathway X Enhanced with H.S.A w/ PD-NH HMO
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Silver Pathway X with H.S.A (Off Exchange)-NH HMO
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Silver Pathway X-NH HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
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Cigna PPO
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
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Tricare
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MultiPlan PPO
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Tricare
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Tufts Health Plans
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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 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arvidson treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Arvidson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arvidson treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Arvidson treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arvidson treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Arvidson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Arvidson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • 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)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • 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
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Arvidson's Reviews

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      Dr Arvidson did my RTKR on March 28th, wonderful Dr. I am doing far greater than I expected and looking forward to my May 9th appointment to discuss have my left knee done.
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      Dr Arvidson recently performed a total hip replacement on me. As I was in my late 30s, and had never had surgery before, I was nervous about the procedure. Dr Arvidson's calm demeanor, and expertise, helped me make decisions that worked best for me. I'm now about 2 weeks post-surgery, feeling absolutely great, and moving better than I was pre-surgery on my bad hip. Thanks Dr Arvidson!
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      If one is looking for a great orthopedic MD I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR ERIC ARVIDSON. HE IS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE COMPASSIONATE, DOWN TO EARTH ANSWERS ALL AND EXPLAINS ALL ?’S PROCEDURES. DOES NOT RUSHES YOU. FOLLOWS UP WITH U. DONT HAVE A LONG OFFICE WAIT. GETS U IN ASAP. JUST ONE ALL AROUND GREAT MAN. IN THIS DAY & AGE ITS V DIFFICULT TO FIND A DR WITH ALL THESE ATTRIBUTES. I GIVE HIM 5 *****.
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      MARIE ALIANO in SOUTH LAWRENCE , MA – Dec 18, 2018
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      Excellent I would definitely recommend him to anyone with orthopedic problems.he took time to listen to me and gave me all my options and was willing to work with me.i have been to him for a few problems and he has always been thorough.
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      Diane L in Atkinson , NH – Oct 30, 2018
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      Dr. Arvidson helped me with my shoulder pain. I had several tears and after he gave me an injection, the pain was eased for a long time. He does not recommend surgery unless it is truly necessary. He has helped me, my husband, my brother and several friends (including our PCP). I just made an appt. with him for my wrist. You can't go wrong with Dr. Arvidson. We are grateful to have him here without having to go into Boston. His office staff are very nice, especially Kathy.
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      Pam M in Andover, MA – Oct 18, 2018
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      Dr. A repaired my teen athlete daughters torn ACL and did a great job - both pre-op and post-op. Was always available by phone and would even call after hours if we had questions. Would highly recommend Dr. Arvidson!
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      Liz W in Andover Ma – Jan 25, 2018
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      Dr. Arvidson replaced both of my knees and the level of care he provided was exceptional. He took the time to explain the surgeries, what I could expect during my recovery after the surgeries, and made certain that I was connected with excellent rehabilitation services. My surgeries took place without a hitch and my knees are doing great. For the duration of my experiences with both knees, I always felt that I was in the hands of a highly skilled, caring surgeon and a genuinely nice person.
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      Active Senior in Portland, ME – Dec 15, 2016
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      I just had my second knee replaced by Dr Arvidson. Stopped painkilllers after 3 days postop, same as first knee . Started outpatient PT 7 days postop, leg at zero degrees straightness, 94 degrees bend. Second knee I did preop PT, big difference in recovery. I have been recommending the doctor to my friends
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      George T in Andover, MA – Nov 02, 2016
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      Terrible,he was very uncaring about was going on with me.wouldn't listen and seemed in a rush to get me out of his office.gave me a shot that put me in tears and pain all night.terrible bedside manner and I will not recommend him to anyone.pm
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      Sharon in Kingston, NH – Apr 26, 2016
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      My bunion surgery for both of my feet by Dr. Arvidson was a experience of total satisfaction. The first consultation, the professional staff, and the post op follow up were all exceptional. The ease of the surgery information given by Dr. Arvidson erased all of my anticipation and anxiety by the time I met him the second time. I am so happy to have my feet without bunions and I am already in my normal shoes after 3 months.
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      Biography

      Dr. Eric Arvidson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Salem, NH and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Arvidson has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Harvard Med...Read more

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

      Board Certifications

      Education

      Childrens Hospital
      Fellowship Hospital
      Harvard Medical School
      Residency Hospital
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
      Internship Hospital
      1984
      Harvard Medical School
      Medical School

      Awards

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      Locations

      Essex Orthopaedics & Optima Sports Medicine

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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Holy Family Hospital

      Methuen, MA

      60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

      St. Joseph Hospital

      Nashua, NH

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

      Valley Regional Hospital

      Claremont, NH

      76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average