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The story behind the Christmas tree at Cannon Memorial Hospital

  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital (CMH). For staff and patients, the holiday season officially begins after [ ... ]

Watauga Surgical Group will join Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Watauga Surgical Group will join Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) on January 1, 2017. The practice, which is located less than a mile from Watauga Medical Center, [ ... ]

AppOrtho to expand services in Watauga and Ashe Counties

Our Boone office is moving Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, also known as AppOrtho, will move from its current location on State Farm Road to 194  [ ... ]

NEW Better Breathers Club

2nd Wednesday of each month 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center
232 Boone Heights Drive Directions

Blood Drive at Watauga Medical Center - Dec 20
Advance Directives

December 20, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Watauga Medical Center Auditorium
336 Deerfield Rd, Boone, NC Directions

4th Annual Lighting of the Tree at Watauga Medical Center

December 14, 2017
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Watauga Medical Center Auditorium Directions

Candy Jones, RN: nurse knits healthcare system and community together
Candy Jones, RN

Few people in life have touched more hearts than Candy Jones, RN, the Community Outreach nurse at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS). Since moving to the High Count [ ... ]

Local 11-year-old starts a beary special program at Watauga Medical Center

  Few things in life can seem scarier than the thought of surgery – especially for an 11-year-old. After her tonsillectomy at Watauga Medical Center, Lula Bovino a [ ... ]

Scholarship helps student and patients breathe easier

Have you ever received a scholarship and wondered what it could mean for your future? Callie Crump, Pulmonary Navigator at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS),  [ ... ]

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Comprehensive care right in Boone!

 

At Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), we offer an extensive variety of treatment approaches including surgical and non-surgical treatments to your orthopaedic injuries and conditions. Our orthopaedic providers specialize in arthroscopy, joint replacement, minimally invasive surgery, hand surgery, spine surgery and advanced knee and shoulder technology. We look forward to helping you stay active, with less pain and improved function.

Don't leave the mountain for surgery!

Choose Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and stay in Boone for AppOrtho providers, surgery, inpatient/outpatient rehab, and follow-up appointments. We are truly your "home-town team."

Learn more about your orthopaedic providers at AppOtho ▶︎ 


Services

AppOrtho offers the following primary services. Click here for a full list of Orthopaedic Surgery Services 

Orthopaedic Surgery General Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Arthroscopy of Large & Small Joints

Joint Replacement

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Hand Surgery

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Advanced Knee, Ankle, Shoulder, Spine & Hip Technology

General orthopaedic consultation

Non-Operative Treatment of Orthopaedic Injuries & Conditions

Ultrasound Diagnostics/Guided Injections

Physical Rehabilitation Consultation

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy*

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Spine

*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.

 


 

Locations

Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic
& Sports Medicine Center (AppOrtho)

870 State Farm Road, Suite 100
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 386-2663

 

The Rehabilitation Center
Non-Surgical Approach

Boone
232 Boone Heights Drive, Suite A
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 268-9043

Linville

434 Hospital Drive
Linville, NC 28646
(828) 737-7520


Non-Surgical Approach

Depending on your needs, your non-operative treatment approach might include injections, rehabilitation (Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy) or a combination of both. The Rehabilitation Center at ARHS offers a comprehensive array of services from highly trained orthopaedic physical therapists whose patients' functional outcomes rank in the top 5% in the nation. For more information on joint specific outcomes at The Rehabilitation Center click here.


Joint Replacement Program

The Joint Replacement Program educates patients on what to expect before, during and after a joint replacement surgery at Watauga Medical Center. Patients meet with their recovery period primary caregiver for approximately one hour. Classes focus on those patients who are having hip and knee replacement surgery and provide an opportunity for patients and their coaches to ask questions.

It is important that the coach, as well as the patient, know what to expect before, during and after surgery. Knowing what the patient will be experiencing after surgery and during physical and occupational therapy will allow the coach to provide support and encouragement to the patient.

Patients are scheduled for a class a few days (up to 10 days) prior to their scheduled surgery date. Staff representing nursing, anesthesia, physical and occupational therapy and discharge planning teach the class. Preparing for surgery is key to a smooth recovery process.

If you are scheduled for joint replacement surgery at Watauga Medical Center, please download the Joint Replacement Guide.