AppOrtho Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
A part of Appalachian Regional Medical Associates
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Comprehensive local orthopedics in Boone!
Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center (AppOrtho) provides diagnosis and treatment for orthopedics- problems that develop in the musculoskeletal system – the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the human body. Our highly skilled, board certified physicians provide a level of expertise which creates an excellent quality of care for the High Country. Our providers look forward to helping you stay active, with less pain and improved function.
- Advanced Knee, Ankle, Shoulder & Hip Technology
- Total Joint Replacement
- Sports Medicine
- Shoulder and Elbow
- Spine Care, including kyphoplasty
- Foot and Ankle
- Arthroscopic Surgery
Don’t leave the mountain for surgery!
Choose AppOrtho and stay in Boone for surgery, inpatient/outpatient rehab, and follow-up appointments. We are truly your “home-town team.” We offer advanced surgery, including robotic-assisted knee replacement, anterior hip replacement, kyphoplasty, orthobiologics, and more.
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Official Sports Medicine Providers for AppState Athletics, Watauga High School Athletics, and High Country Soccer Association
Advanced Knee, Ankle, Shoulder & Hip Technology
Broken Bones & Fractures
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
General Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Non-Operative Treatment of Orthopaedic Injuries & Conditions
Orthopaedic Surgery (click for all surgery options)
- Ultrasound Diagnostics/Guided Injections
- Physical Rehabilitation Consultation
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy*
- Robotics-Assisted Knee Replacement
Dr. Anderson treated me with such kindness and did two shoulder replacements to finally save my right arm. He is a incredible doctor and also a great man. I credit him with helping turn my life around. Kindness seems to cure more than just broken bones!!
We cannot say THANKS enough to Dr. Califf for his expertise in repairing my husband’s shoulder April 2017. My husband is currently recovering fantastically from a total knee replacement on Jan 10, 2018! Dr. Califf has a great personality & answers any questions you have with kindness & respect. We recommend him without hesitation.
When my daughter injured her knee before a big dance performance, Dr. Parker made himself available. We were able to get the care we needed quickly. He read the MRI and called me almost immediately to discuss next steps. After spending two months under his care and following his guidance for physical therapy, we are happy to say that she is back to dancing at 100%! I highly recommend Dr. Parker.
Dr. Califf is the best! He fixed my spine almost one year ago and I couldn’t be happier.
Excellent providers! Very thankful for Dr Anderson! Very caring and gentle! He’s an excellent listener too! Staff all seemed courteous and friendly!
All the Doctors are awesome. Very understanding & caring.
Dr. Bullers was excellent today. Very thorough and knowledgeable. My steroid injection in my knee was barely felt. I highly recommend him.
At AppOrtho, in many cases we can say goodbye to back pain for good, thanks to a simple outpatient procedure known as a kyphoplasty. Read More: Easy as kyphoplasty: End back pain with a simple procedure
At AppOrtho, we understand that no one likes to think about knee replacement surgery. That’s why we are pleased to present a new and less-invasive treatment option that involves using the patient’s own cells to repair cartilage in the knee. Read More: Orthobiologics: Use your body’s own cells to repair knee cartilage
Back pain can present itself in many different ways, which can be overwhelming and confusing. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Califf provides information and possible treatment options for common causes of back pain. Read More: Why does my back hurt? A spine surgeon’s analysis
AppOrtho is the first and only orthopedics practice in western NC to offer robotics-assisted partial and total knee replacement using the NAVIO® surgical system, only at Watauga Medical Center. Read More: Navio Robotic-Assisted Knee Surgery
Pain in the shoulder can present itself in many different ways, which can be overwhelming and confusing. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Parker provides information and possible treatment options for common causes of shoulder pain. Read More: Why does my shoulder hurt? An orthopedic surgeon weighs in
Depending on your needs, your non-operative treatment approach might include injections, rehabilitation (Physical and Occupational Therapy) or a combination of both. The Rehabilitation Center at ARHS offers a comprehensive array of services from highly trained orthopedic physical therapists…
At Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), we offer an extensive variety of treatment approaches including surgical and non-surgical treatments to your orthopedic injuries and conditions. Read More: Our orthopedic surgery services