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Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Sports Medicine

Dr. Tally Eddings’ orthopedic practice focuses on total hip and knee replacements, arthroscopic treatment of shoulder and knee pathologies, fracture care, and sports medicine.

Dr. Eddings routinely performs joint replacements using computer-assisted navigation (knees). Arthroscopic procedures for the shoulder include repair of torn rotator cuff tendons, repair of labral tears, decompressions, and partial distal clavical excisions. Arthroscopic procedures for the knee include anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair and debridement, and repair of cartilaginous lesions.

Dr. Eddings holds a Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University, with related work in chemistry. He carried out additional research in microbiology at the University of Georgia. Dr. Eddings earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1991. His residency and orthopedic training were completed at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedics. He studied advanced orthopaedic traumatology in the United States and Germany.

Dr. Eddings and his three daughters have lived in Asheville since 1998 and are active members of the community. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, horseback riding, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1986
  • Doctor of Medicine: Medical School Medical College of Georgia - Augusta Univeristy, Augusta, Georgia, 1991
  • General Surgery Internship: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1991 - 1993
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1993 - 1998
  • Trauma Fellowship: AO International, Unfallchirgie, Chirugische Klinik, Stadtisches Klinikum, Karlsruhe, Germany, Professor U. Pfister, 1997
  • Trauma Fellowship: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Brent Norris, M.D. Orthopedic Trauma Section Director, 1998

Certification & Licensure

  • The State of Tennessee, 1992
  • The State of North Carolina, 1998

Professional Memberships

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 2000
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • International College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Southern Medical Association
  • North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  • Buncombe County Medical Association
  • America's Top Surgeons, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006
  • Depuy Computer Navigation Certification, Febuary 2006, Total Knees & Hips


  • Post-Graduate Research Assistant, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Department of Microbiology, Associate Professor Dr. Mark Schell, 1986-1987
  • "Management of Both-Bone Greenstick Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures," Presented Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, Asheville, NC - August 1996
  • "Factors Affecting Blood Loss and Operative Time During Conventional Reamed and Unreamed Femoral Nailing," Submitted for publication to the American Journal of Orthopaedics
  • "A Retrospective Radiographic Review of Lumbar Spine Films Utilizing the Superior End Plate Angle and the Vanishing Line for Evaluation of Acute Middle Column Pathology," Accepted Poster Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 1998
  • Best Poster, Erlanger Medical Center, Residents' Research Day, June 1998
  • Co-author of a Chapter, "Adult Trauma," Miller's Review of Orthopaedics, Third Edition, WB Saunders Company 2000; pp460-518.

Scientific Presentations

  • Computer Assisted Navigation in Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty. — Presented to the Orthopaedic Service Line, Mission Hospitals and Clinics, 17 May 2006 — Presented to the Technology Review Committee, Mission Hospitals and Clinics, 17 May 2006
  • Latest Advancements in Orthopaedics — Soft Tissue Balancing in Total Knee Replacement, Charleston, South Carolina, 1 June 2007
  • Tips & Tricks with Computer Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery, Charleston, South Carolina, 1 June 2007

Honors & Awards

  • Vice President, Medical College of Georgia, Class of 1991 
  • The Robert Coddington Research Award, Erlanger Medical Center, 1993
  • Best Poster, Residents' Research Day, June 1998

Hospital Privileges

  • Mission Hospitals Health System
  • Park Ridge Hospital

Additional Information

  • Western North Carolina "First" Mission Hospitals and Clinics 
  • First percutaneous iliosacral screw placement for complex pelvic ring disruption, 1998
  • First ilioinguinal approach for anterior acetabular fracture exposure, 1998
  • First computer assisted total knee arthroplasty, March 2006
  • First computer assisted total hip arthroplasty, May 2006

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– Karen J.
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