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Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Services

Pictured left to right: Evan Ekman, MD, Gavin Vaughn, MD, and Bill DeVault, MD. Official Sports Medicine provider for AppState Athletics

The primary services of this office 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.

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

The office's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, Dr. Gavin Vaughn, specializes in medically managing orthopaedic patients to avoid surgery. Dr. Vaughn works closely with the Rehabilitation and Wellness Centers to determine the best prescription for the patients who can benefit from his care.

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.