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Dr. Eric Fulkerson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Fulkerson

Muir Orthopedic Specialists

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Dr. Eric Fulkerson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Beech Street (Multiplan)
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Blue Shield of California
Brown & Toland Physicians
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Delta Health System
Health Net
Hill Physicians Medical Group
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
PacifiCare Health Systems
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Fulkerson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fulkerson treats Fracture more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Fulkerson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture of Arm (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Fracture of Facial Bone
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Wrist and Fingers)
  • Fracture of Leg Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fulkerson treats Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Fulkerson treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Extremity Malunions
  • Malunion of Fracture
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fulkerson treats Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle) more than 94% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Knee Fracture
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures

Dr. Fulkerson's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Dr. Eric Fulkerson is dedicated to patient excellence, commitment to quality patient care and contribution to medicine.

Patients recognize him for his hands on approach to individual patient care and his unsurpassed dedication to excellen...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Nyu-Hospital For Joint Diseases
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Nyu-Hospital For Joint Diseases
Residency Hospital
2004
Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases
Internship Hospital
2001
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
University Of California, Davis
Undergraduate School
2008
2004
2004
2004
2001
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute Alumni Association: Senior Resident Research Award, 2004

Media & Publications

  • Preston, C., Bhandari, M., Fulkerson, E., Ginat, D., Koval, K., Egol, K. Podium versus Poster Publication Rates at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. Clinical Orthopaedics And Related Research. 2005 Aug; 437: 260-264., Aug 2005
  • Fulkerson, E., Koval, K., Preston, C., Iesaka, K., Kummer, F., Egol, K. Fixation of Periprosthetic Femoral Shaft Fractures Associated With Cemented Femoral Stems: A Biomechanical Comparison of Locked Plating and Conventional Cable Plates. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2006 Feb; 20(2): 89-93., Feb 2006
  • Fulkerson, E, Egol, KA, Kubiak, EN, Liporace, F, Kummer FJ, Koval, KJ. Fixation of diaphyseal fractures with a segmental defect: a biomechanical comparison of locked and conventional plating techniques. J Trauma. 2006 Apr;60(4):830-5., April 2006
  • Kubiak EN. Fulkerson E. Strauss E. Egol KA. The evolution of locked plates. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume. 88 Suppl 4, 189 to 200, 2006 Dec., Dec 2006
  • Fulkerson E., Razi A., Tejwani N. Review: Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Foot. Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Feb;24(2):180-7. Review., Feb. 2003
  • Preston, C., Bhandari, M., Fulkerson, E., Ginat, D., Egol, K., Koval, K. The Consistency Between Abstracts Presented at The Orthopaedic Trauma Association and Their Full-text Publications. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2006 Feb; 20(2): 129-133., Feb 2006
  • Fulkerson, E., Della Valle, C., Wise, B., Walsh, M., Preston, C., Di Cesare, P. Antibiotic susceptibility of bacteria infecting total joint arthroplasty sites. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2006 June; 88-A(6): 1231-7., June 2006
  • Romero, AC., Fulkerson, E., Rockman, CB., Bosco, J., Rosen, J. Traumatic Superficial Temporal Artery Pseudoaneurysms in a Minor League Baseball Player: a Case Report and Review of the Literature. Am J Orthop. 2004 Apr;33(4):200-5., April 2004
  • Egol, KA., Kubiak, EN., Fulkerson, E., Kummer, FJ., Koval, KJ. Biomechanics of Locked Plates and Screws. J Orthop Trauma. 2004 Sep;18(8):488-93., Sept. 2004
  • Roche, C., Angibaud, L., Flurin, PH., Wright, T., Fulkerson, E., Zuckerman, J. Anatomic Validation of an Anatomic Shoulder System. Bulletin for Hospital of Joint Diseases. 2006;63(3-4):93-7., 2006

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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In this world of “speed medical visits” this caring doctor takes time for his patients and takes care of his support staff. He goes beyond the obvious concern and looks at the overall health and well-being of each patient!!
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I practically tore my left arm off my body. Dr. Fulkerson put it back together, and it is now almost 100% healed, ahead of schedule. Excellent surgeon.
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