Orthopedics

Orthopedic conditions announce their existence in ways that should never be ignored. Swelling, bruising and pain are common symptoms that frequently limit your ability to move and live life. Don't wait to find relief. Skilled orthopedic care is available in two locations in your region.

The board certified physicians of Blue Ridge Orthopedics bring years of experience to their practice. Prepared to diagnose and treat all conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, they offer individualized care that may include medical treatment, surgery or a comprehensive rehabilitation program. We are able to address your orthopedic needs with two convenient locations, surgical intervention and rehabilitation done at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.

To schedule an appointment at either the Spruce Pine or Burnsville location, please call 828-765-8200.

Is this an emergency?

When you call during office hours, the staff at Blue Ridge Orthopedics will assess your condition and schedule an appointment as quickly as possible. However, some injuries require immediate treatment. If we're not in the office, please go to the nearest Emergency Room if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Swelling, severe bruising or bleeding
  • Intense pain
  • Inability to move the affected body part
  • Bone puncturing through the skin
  • Deformity

Orthopedic Patients

We treat patients of all ages who have an issue occurring in their muscles, bones, joints, ligaments or tendons. Some of the most common orthopedic conditions our patients experience include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprains, tears and fractures
  • Pediatric conditions such as bow-legs
  • Spine and back issues
  • Bursitis
  • Knee pain
  • Hand conditions

Orthopedic Services

Our specialists are qualified to provide the full range of medical treatment and surgical procedures as needed for your orthopedic condition. Following a thorough examination that often includes diagnostic imaging such as x-rays, CT scan or MRI, we will develop a personal treatment plan base on your diagnosis. This plan takes into consideration your age, severity of condition and treatment goals. Treatment may be as simple as conservative treatment to as complex as surgery.

Treatment may begin with rest and application of hot or cold compresses. Your condition may also require:

  • Casting, splinting or special appliances
  • Injections to treat pain, inflammation or other underlying issues

Rehabilitation

One of the most important tools for recovering from orthopedic conditions, or following surgery, is a structured rehabilitation program to ease pain, rebuild strength and improve mobility. If you want to get back in the game, or simply back to living a normal life, rehabilitation is the path to follow.

Our orthopedic physicians work closely with Rehabilitation Services at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital to implement:

  • Physical therapy: Licensed physical therapists work with advanced equipment and implement hands-on techniques to maximize strength and mobility. Physical therapy may include exercise and diverse therapies such as aquatic therapy, massage and ultrasound.
  • Occupational therapy: Specially trained therapists work with you to rebuild the motor skills needed for work and daily living.

Surgery

The physicians of Blue Ridge Orthopedics are well experienced in a variety of surgical procedures. We perform open surgery, as well as minimally invasive procedures in the Surgery Department at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.

Types of surgery include:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Total joint replacements of the hip and knee
  • Fracture repair
  • Hand surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Meniscus repair
  • Ligament reconstruction

Appointments and Information

For more information, or to make an appointment at either Spruce Pine or Burnsville location, call 828-765-8200.

Locations

Blue Ridge Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
11728 South 226 Highway
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Blue Ridge Medical Center
Yancey Campus
800 Medical Campus Dr.
Burnsville, NC 28714