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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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Lessons learned from a television executive turned cancer survivor

As a young boy in Morgantown, West Virginia, Michael Fields can clearly remember the afternoon he walked home from school to discover a delivery man carrying a mystery box int [ ... ]

Cannon volunteer program presents scholarships

The Cannon Memorial Hospital Volunteer Program is proud to announce the presentation of $9,000 in scholarships for 2016 to students from area schools pursuing a degree in the  [ ... ]

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.  [ ... ]

Blood Drive: Cannon Memorial Hospital
Sep 15, 2016
01:00PM - 05:30PM
Foley Center Grand Opening Celebration
Sep 16, 2016
11:00AM - 03:00PM
Basic Life Support Class
Sep 20, 2016
06:00PM - 09:30PM
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
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

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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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