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Bone & Joint

Providing leading, comprehensive care for orthopedic needs

Our Mission Orthopedics are experienced, dedicated specialists in orthopedic and surgical care working together to provide patient-centered, collaborative care for western North Carolina and beyond. Our exceptional team of orthopedic professionals offers the latest procedures, techniques and treatments in comprehensive care for a wide variety of orthopedic needs.

Areas of specialization

 Interactive Library of Orthopedic Conditions and Procedures

Hip Program

Hip pain can make walking, getting up and down, and even lying down difficult. To ease the pain, you may need hip surgery. We offer minimally invasive and advanced surgical options, including anterior total hip, computer assisted surgery and orthopedic oncology. Mission also offers free preoperative education.

The Program for Accelerated recovery after Total Hip (PATH) focuses on early ambulation and pain control. Reduced hospital length of stay, lowered risk of complications and reduced cost are key advantages of the PATH program and get each patient back to an improved quality of life.

Download PATH booklet here

Orthopedic Trauma

Mission Hospital's Orthopedic Trauma Service is staffed with surgeons highly trained in the treatment of traumatic musculoskeletal conditions. The orthopedic trauma surgeons work closely with the Mission Trauma Service to provide comprehensive care to all patients with complex orthopedic injuries, including:

  • Pelvic and acetabular fractures
  • Periarticular fractures
  • Open extremity fractures
  • Complex extremity soft-tissue injuries
  • Nonunions
  • Limb deformities
  • Orthopedic infections

Foot & Ankle

Mission Orthopedics' Foot and Ankle Program offers specialty care of foot and ankle disorders, including:

  • Achilles tendon issues
  • Ankle pain or instability
  • Arthritis great toe
  • Arthroscopic foot and ankle problems
  • Bunions
  • Clubfoot residual deformities
  • Congenital deformities
  • Deformities correction
  • Diabetic foot care and Charcot foot deformities
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot and ankle trauma
  • Foot pain
  • Foot ulcers
  • Fracture malunions
  • Gradual correction with external fixation
  • Hammertoes
  • Infections/osteomyelitis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Neuromuscular deformities
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfuntion
  • Soft tissue and bone reconstruction
  • Sports foot and ankle injury
  • Total ankle replacement surgery
  • Trauma to joint surface

Shoulder, Arm and Elbow

Shoulder, arm or elbow problems can lead to difficulty with everyday activities and trouble sleeping. Our experienced orthopedic surgeons perform shoulder, arm and elbow surgeries to help our patients achieve increased range of motion, reduced pain and improved quality of life. Mission Orthopedics provides several options for individualized patient needs.

Knee Program

Knee pain impacts everything in your life, making formerly simple things like climbing stairs and keeping your balance difficult. Mission Hospital's Orthopedic Program offers several surgical options - including partial and total knee replacement - performed by experienced orthopedic surgeons who specialize in knees. These surgeons perform hundreds of knee operations annually—this is a critical factor for improved outcomes.

The Program for Early Recovery from Knee Surgery (PERKS) focuses on early ambulation and pain control. Reduced hospital length of stay, lowered risk of complications and reduced cost are key advantages of the PERKS program and get each patient back to an improved quality of life.

Download PERKS booklet here

Preoperative Education Classes

If you are scheduled for hip, knee or spinal fusion surgery, we invite you to register for our free preoperative classes that cover your respective procedure. We’ll walk you through all the steps of presurgery through recovery so you know what to expect. Call 828-213-2693 for more information.

Education Books

Hip Replacement Surgery (PATH)

Knee Surgery (PERKS)

Spinal Fusion Surgery

Location for all classes:

Mission Hospital - Memorial Campus
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

Now, athletes, including recreational athletes, can receive faster care for sports medicine injuries at the new Mission Orthopedics/Asheville Orthopaedic Associates Walk-In Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic. The Walk-In Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and no appointment is required.

For many recreational athletes who have experienced the aches and pains associated with chronic rotator cuff or tendon issues, knee tendonitis, osteoarthritis or tennis elbow, primary care sports medicine physicians, also known as nonsurgical orthopedic physicians, maintain the specialized training in caring for injuries to the bones and joints that don’t require surgery.

Primary care sports medicine physicians help maximize function and minimize time away from activities, school, sports and work. Plus, they can help guide treatment and work with physical and occupational therapists to get individuals back to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

In addition to the musculoskeletal care patients receive, Aaron Vaughan, MD, and Brent Fisher, MD, primary care sports medicine specialists with Mission Orthopedics and Asheville Orthopaedic Associates, also manage mild traumatic brain injury in athletes. “During the fall months especially, for individuals who experience an accidental fall at home or a head injury at work or play, which includes a direct blow to the head or indirect blow to the body that causes the brain to shift in the skull, it’s important to remember the signs of concussion: blurred vision, dizziness, headaches and nausea, to difficulty concentrating and remembering,” said Dr. Vaughan. “It’s important to seek medical care immediately if these signs and symptoms are present.”

Dr. Vaughan and Dr. Fisher welcome sports medicine patients on a walk-in basis at the Mission Orthopedics/Asheville Orthopaedic Associates office located in the Mission Health Biltmore Park medical office building at 310 Long Shoals Road, Suite 200, in Arden, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as see patients at their Concussion Clinic on Friday afternoons. To schedule an appointment, call (828) 782-9330.

Offering a number of nonsurgical orthopedic and brain injury services:

  • Injury evaluation and management for the athlete, including recreational athletes
  • Biologic therapies, a more comprehensive treatment that helps to regrow damaged tissue
  • Sports-related concussion management and return to play


Orthopedic Locations

Mission Orthopedics
509 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: (828)213-1111

Asheville Orthopaedic Associates
111 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828)252-7331
Fax: (828)253-1153
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Asheville Orthopaedic Associates - Arden
310 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704
Phone: (828)782-9330
Fax: (828)782-9338
Monday: 7:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Walk-in Clinic Every Monday: 7:30am-Noon

Asheville Orthopaedic Associates - Clyde
360 Hospital Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Phone: (828)252-7331
Fax: (828)253-1153
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Asheville Orthopaedic Associates
56 Medical Park Drive, Suite 303
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone: (828)349-8260
Fax: (828)349-8261
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Asheville Orthopaedic Associates - Marion
100 Spaulding Road, Suite 1
Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828)659-5459
Fax: (828)659-9518
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Angel Orthopaedics
120 Riverview Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone: (828)524-8411
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Brevard Orthopaedics
316 Chestnut Street, Suite 2
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone: (828)884-2055
Fax: (828)884-2834
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Mission Community Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
189 Hospital Drive
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: (828)765-8200

Mission Orthopedics Walk-In Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic
310 Long Shoals Road, Suite 200
Arden, NC 28704
Phone: (828)782-9330
Fax: (828)782-9338
Monday -Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm