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Whether celebrating a birth or treating an illness, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System recognizes that each patient has a unique story to tell. Our My Story campaign allows patients an opportunity to tell their stories.

 

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Neighborhood “Mom” appreciates family, faith and health

Lorraine Alls lives her life by a simple code, “If you have it, you give it.” As a child, the New Jersey native saw this creed personified in her parents, who taug [ ... ]

Fall Health Talk Series: Spine Health, Well Woman Care, Diabetes

This fall, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is offering three community Health Talk events that are each free and open to the public. Wednesday, September 21
Watch your  [ ... ]

Faith communities are invited to join the AppFaithHealth Program

Area faith leaders came together at Watauga Medical Center on Thursday to discuss the AppFaithHealth program, which helps congregations and the healthcare system work tog [ ... ]

Basic Life Support Skills Check Session
Sep 27, 2016
06:00PM - 07:00PM
Heartsaver CRP/AED Skills Check
Sep 27, 2016
07:00PM - 07:30PM
First Aid Skills Check Session
Sep 27, 2016
07:30PM - 08:00PM
Masquerade Fundraiser
Oct 03, 2016
08:00AM - 06:00PM
Masquerade Fundraiser
Oct 04, 2016
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Health Talk | Elements of Well Woman Care
Oct 05, 2016
08:00AM -
A Blowing Rock story: Connected at birth, together through life

Few relationships in life are more meaningful than those established at birth. This was certainly the case for Lorrine Miller, when in September 1951 she was delivered by Dr.  [ ... ]

A behind the scenes look at the hospital after dark

Few patients when entering the hospital consider all of the “behind the scenes” staff working on their behalf. Sure, the obvious examples come to mind like doctors [ ... ]

Piano playing nurse makes life better for patients at Watauga Medical Center

Many thoughts come to mind when contemplating a trip to the hospital. Where should I park? What time is surgery? Will the cafeteria food be good? Fortunately, for patients at  [ ... ]

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Orthopedic Services - Appalachian Regional Healthcare System


The primary services of Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center (AppOrtho) are general orthopaedic consultation, orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine, physical rehabilitation consultation, and non-operative treatment of orthopaedic injuries or conditions.

The orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Ekman and Dr. DeVault specialize in arthroscopy, joint replacement, minimally invasive surgery, hand surgery and advanced knee and shoulder technology.

Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center (AppOrtho)
870 State Farm Road, Suite 100
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 386-2663

Click here for a full list of Orthopaedic Services 

Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Arthroscopy of Large & Small Joints
  • Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Advanced Knee, Ankle, Shoulder & Hip Technology

Sports Medicine

  • Non-Operative Treatment of Orthopaedic Injuries & Conditions
  • Ultrasound Diagnostics/Guided Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • X-Ray

Another service offered is Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, an innovative technique in which a concentrated dose of proteins – derived from a patient's own blood supply – is injected into an injury site to speed healing.

The office will serve quite a varied clientele base, from those with sports injuries to those suffering from a broken hip.


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