Dr. Erik Hedlund, DO


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Orthopedic Associates of Michigan 1111 Leffingwell Ave NE Ste 100 Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Get Directions
Dr. Erik Hedlund, DO

Dr. Erik Hedlund, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Hedlund is affiliated with Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital and Metro Health Hospital.

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Patient Comments (12)
Wayland, MI |
Dr Hedlund has done two surgeries for me now and while I hope there is not a third in my future I would go back to Dr. Hedlund again. His skills as an Ortho are amazing. Both times I had rotator cuff surgery, once on my right shoulder five years ago and on my left this year. Both times recovery was fast and complete. I have full range of motion and complete use as good or better then before the tears that required surgery.
Hudsonville, MI |
Exceptional Doctor! Great with explaining the surgery and what to expect during recovery. Took the time during appointments to answer all of our questions and concerns. Was in contact with our schools trainers to make sure rehab was going well for our son. Would recommend Dr. Hedlund to anyone looking for a great orthopedic doctor.
Portland, MI |
In the past 3 1/2 years, Dr. Hedlund has repaired four ACLs, and one labrum/rotator cuff in our three teenage sons. He and his PA (Kevin Vardon) have done an exceptional job with all 5 surgeries and post-op care appts. I would strongly encourage anyone in need of Orthopedic services to seek a referral for Dr. Hedlund and Kevin. Top notch!
in Byron Center, MI |
Dr. Hedlund and his staff at OAM were always courteous and helpful. They were careful to take the time to answer all questions. As a result, I felt confident before, during, and after the procedure (torn miniscus). However, be prepared for a very busy office complex at OAM.
in Rockford, MI |
Great results. Our 16 year old daughter underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair an osteochondral lesion in her knee SHe was in constant pain prior to surgery. It was a huge sucess. She is no longer having any pain and her strength is improving daily. Dr. Hedlund took plenty of time to answer all of our questions. His PA, Kevin, is also fantastic - knowledgealbe and skilled. I highly recommend them both.
in Hudsonville, MI |
Dr. Hedlund is one of the most knowledgeable and compassionate healthcare providers I have ever met. My child knew that he had a plan that would get her where she wanted to be and she understood what part she needed to take in her recovery. He made himself available if need be and the office and medical staff are awesome. Dr. Hedlund and the staff made what was an emotional and very scary surgery tolerable for my daughter. I just can't say Thank you enough!
in Big Rapids, MI |
Dr. Hedlund is an excellent surgeon. The outcomes of my surgeries (partial knee replacement, meniscus repair, treatment for a bone contusion, and rotator cuff surgery} exceeded my expectations. Dr. Hedlund and his staff are professional, courteous, and caring. Dr. Hedlund and his staff deserve my highest ratings.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Shoulder separation corrected. Experience no pain and have full range of motion. Always professional and courteous.
in Rockford, MI |
I have seen Dr. Hedlund for the last 6-years and had 3-surgical Procedures done by him. The first was my bicep tendon, meniscus repair and rotator cuff repair. He does an excellent job as a surgeon, minimizes the recovery time as best he can, minimal cutting requiring fewer stitches. He and his staff provide excellent care and I would recommend him to anyone.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Visited Dr. Hedlund with severe damage and pain in right knee. Surgery was complete success and am walking today without any pain or discomfort. Everything was explained totally prior to and after surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Hedlund for any knee surgery that you may require.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Thus far (about 15 years working with Dr. Hedlund for knee problems), he's been great! Enthusiastic, upbeat and concerned for opinion of the patient. I appreciate that. I never felt rushed, he gives painless injections (more than I can say for some PAs - at least that's been my experience). The problem I've been seeing him for is injury and osteoarthritis of both knees. I've come through about 15 years on shots and it looks like now it's time to consider total knee replacements. More then. :)
in Hudsonville, MI |
Dr. Hedlund misdiagnosed two of my injuries. His attitude was dismissive and arrogant. I am glad that I went for a second opinion in both of these situations because he didn't run the appropriate tests for a diagnosis. I now understand how serious my injury is, he dismissed it as a sprain. Seek a second opinion.
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Mount Clemens General Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Michigan State University

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Bethel College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate