Dr. Graham Elder

Dr. Graham Elder 

Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Clinical Director Orthopaedic Surgery, Sault Area Hospital
Administrative Assistant: Lori Suurna
Office Manager: Andrea Reibmayr
Primary Office
Doctors Building, Suite 120
955 Queen Street East
Sault Ste.Marie
Ontario, P6A 2C3
Tel: 705 253-8536
Fax: 705 253-0048
Secondary Offices/Clinics:
Wawa Lady Dunn Hospital
  • Thursday and Friday once per month from May to Oct
    Call Lori Suurna in SSM for an appointment (705 253 8536)
Blind River District Health Centre
  • Friday once per month from May to Oct
    Call Shelly at BRDHC for appt (705 356 2265, local 2380)

Clinical Interests

General orthopedics (i.e. shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle, foot, etc)
Focus on: Wrist pathology (including thumb cmc oa)
Primary hip, knee and shoulder replacements
No spine practice.

Educational Background

Fellowship Wrist pathology, McGill University – 2000
Orthopedic Surgery residency, McGill university – 1995-2000
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.,C.M.), McGill University – 1991-1995
B.Sc. Physical Therapy, McGill University – 1984-1988


Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Surgery – 2010 to present
Clinical director Orthopedic Surgery, Sault Area Hospital – 2009 to present
Royal College Examiner, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – 2005 to 2009
Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, 2005 to present
Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sault Area Hospital – 2000 to present
Staff Physiotherapist, Montreal General Hospital – 1988-1992


  1. Elder GM, Entwistle BMJ, Reindl R, Berry GK, Harvey EJ: Outcomes in hemiarthroplasty for hip fractures: Community versus tertiary orthopedic settings. Pending submission.
  2. Lemos D, Nilssen E, Khatiwada B, Elder GM, Reindl R, Berry GK, Harvey EJ: Dedicated orthopedic trauma theatres: effect on morbidity and mortality in a single trauma centre. Can J Surg. 2009 Apr;52(2):87-91.
  3. Elder GM, Harvey EJ, Vaidya R, Guy P, Meek RN, Aebi M: The effectiveness of orthopedic trauma theatres in decreasing morbidity and mortality: A study of 701 displaced subcapital hip fractures in two trauma centers. Injury. 2005 Sep;36(9):1060-6.
  4. Elder GM, Harvey EJ: Hand and wrist tendon injuries. Chapter 15: Tendon Injuries: Basic Science and Clinical Medicine. Editors: Maffuli N, Renstrom P, Leadbetter W. Publishers: Butterworth Heinemann. 2005:137-49. 
  5. Elder GM, Harvey EJ: Imaging in musculoskeletal trauma: The value of magnetic resonance imaging for traumatic pediatric hip dislocations. Can J Surg. 2004 Aug;47(4):290-91.
  6.  Alobaid A, Harvey EJ, Elder GM, Lander P, Guy P, Reindl R. Minimally invasive dynamic hip screw: prospective randomized trial of two techniques of insertion of a standard dynamic fixation device. J Orthop Trauma. 2004 Apr;18(4):207-12.
  7. Elder GM, Harvey EJ: Quadriplegia after Upper Extremity Trauma: A Case Report. J Trauma. 2000 Oct;49(4):767-70.