Dr. Mark Elkus, MD

Dr. Mark Elkus, MD

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Dr. Mark Elkus, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

1400 19th St S

Birmingham, AL 35205

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Elkus' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elkus treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Elkus treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elkus treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Elkus treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elkus treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Elkus treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Elkus' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • 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
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • 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
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • 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 Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

Dr. Mark Elkus, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Lenox Hill Hosp-NYU
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Campbell Clinic / Univ of Tennessee
Residency Hospital
1998
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
Internship Hospital
1997
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
1992
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School
2003
2002
1998
1997
1992

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Dr. Elkus' Reviews

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4.4

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Dr Elkus has alway been friendly & caring. You couldn't ask for a better doctor. He was agressive in finding the cause of my problem and helped me. Since, I have taken family to him and referred many. I remember when he was in practice with his father, he was referred to me by my OB/GYN that thought very highly of him. Anytime I need an ortho he's the one I'm going to. Couldn't ask for a better doctor. His staff is fantastic as well and friendly.
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As an orthopedic physical therapist of 33 years, I can without a doubt attest to the fact that Dr. Mark Elkus is top-notch. Not only does he provide excellent care, thorough examinations, and comprehensive patient education, he is compassionate and truly cares for his patients. I have not only treated his patients but have been one myself, and the excellent care is never ending. Dr. Elkus’s entire staff is always friendly and will go the extra mile to do what is needed.
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Dr. Mark Elkus is highly respected in the medical community . Always treating his patients and staff with the utmost respect! I would trust Dr. Elkus with any of my family members and would recommend him to anyone time and time again. The attention to detail in and out of surgery really sets dr. Elkus about others. I would highly recommend using him ! You won’t regret it!
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I learned he is not well received or respected by the medical community.This is the reason he works in a practice without other doctors/fellows/medical students/nurse practitioners/PAs, no one wants to work with him.He is rude, condescending, and disrespectful making it difficult to communicate with him about his patients.Other doctors, surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, and pharmacists avoid Dr. Elkus's patients at all costs for his blatant disregard of others in the medical community.
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Dr. Elkus is rude and arrogant. He thinks all others are beneath him and is condescending to other colleagues and patients. Arrogant attitudes are not what St Vincent’s is supposed to represent.
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My mom fell and broke her femur at the hip socket. Dr. Elkus and his staff are excellent! Mom is 79 and had surgery on Thursday to rehab on Saturday and home the next Thursday! She is doing great! Dr. Elkus takes time with you, explains everything and is overall great!! Thank you and God bless you!
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My experience with Dr. Elkus and his staff was very positive. Dr. Elkus spends time explaining what is going on with your health, test results etc. I felt very informed about my condition.
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Really can't say enough about Dr Elkus and his entire staff! Dr Elkus gives you a total feel of security that he is absolutely going to take the very best care of you and never disappoints. When you encounter his peers and nurses they all speak with respect of him and his skills. His staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and are the most efficient I have ever encountered. Would absolutely recommend him!!!
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Dr. Elkus is very professional, knowledgeable & effective! I really appreciate his approach to gathering information & recording it to make the best possible decision & share that info, when appropriate, with support organizations like Physical Therapy. His office is also well organized and run, and support staff is very friendly! Family atmosphere with effective execution. Most businesses aren't run as well, so it was really nice to experience the most smoothly run office I have ever seen.
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I had both knees replaced, 2 years apart. I did great, better than expected. If you do everything that rehab ask, even when it hurts, you will do well. Each day it will hurt less. I have full range of motion back. He is a wonderful doctor who genuinely cares for his patients.
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I found Dr. Elkus's staff to be caring and efficient. Dr. Elkus was very concerned and spent lots of time with me doing an examination. I found him to be very knowledgeable and extremely caring and compassionate. I recommend him highly and will go back for my orthopedic needs.
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