Bone and Joint

L. Douglas Milch, DPM
Mark Lemel, MD
Gregory Costanzo, DPM
Aaron Vaughan, MD

Providing leading, comprehensive care for orthopedic needs

At Mission Orthopedics, our team of experienced, dedicated specialists in orthopedic and surgical care work together to provide patient-centered, collaborative care for western North Carolina and beyond. We offer the latest procedures, techniques and treatments in comprehensive care for a wide variety of orthopedic needs, including elbow, hand, hip, knee, joint, shoulder and sports medicine injuries.

Serving athletes of all kinds, outdoor enthusiasts, weekend warriors and beyond at a number of convenient locations across western North Carolina.

Areas of specialization

  • Amputee Surgical Care
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Neck & Back
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hip Program
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Knee Program
  • Ligament Repair & Reconstruction
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine (Nonsurgical Orthopedics) 
  • Shoulder, Arm & Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

 Interactive Library of Orthopedic Conditions and Procedures


Physician Spotlight
Gordon I. Groh, MD

Meet Gordon I. Groh, MD, Orthopedic and Hand Surgery


Did you know?

Offering orthopedic surgical services at a number of our regional member hospitals, including Angel Medical Center, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, McDowell Hospital, and Transylvania Regional Hospital. Performing more than 12,000 orthopedic surgeries annually at Mission Hospital – Mission Health’s flagship hospital – among the highest in North Carolina.  

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