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Dr. Hedrick is a Board of Directors member of Scalpel At The Cross

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Dr. Hedrick has recently become a member of the Board of Directors of Scalpel At The Cross, a Christian orthopedic medical mission to the Peruvian Amazon.  For more information on this organization, go to scalpelatthecross.org. 


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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CURRENT BLUE RIDGE BONE & JOINT PATIENTS:

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August 1, 2016 To our patients: On August 1, 2016, Blue Ridge Bone & Joint became part of an alliance that includes three other independent orthopedic physician groups across North Carolina which share our mission to provide streamlined, patient-centered care. The new practice will be called EmergeOrtho and will have the strength of 49 office locations in 21 counties statewide, thereby creating one of the largest physician-owned orthopedic practices in North Carolina. It’s important to note, however, that you still have access to the same local specialists you have come to know and trust. You will still use the same contact numbers and access...


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EmergeOrtho Formed to Deliver Streamlined Orthopaedic Care Statewide

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“Blue Ridge Bone & Joint” merges with three other NC practices to form one of the state’s largest physician-owned orthopaedic practices


Blue Ridge Bone & Joint Expands Services

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Blue Ridge Bone & Joint Clinic is pleased to announce that beginning in January 2016, we will expand our orthopedic services to Park Ridge Health.  While continuing our presence at both Mission Health and Pardee Hospital, the addition of Park Ridge Health will allow our physicians to serve a greater number of people in the region.  We believe that each individual deserves the highest caliber orthopedic care, no matter which hospital system they choose.  For further details, see the full text of our press release.


Dr. Boykin Publishes Article on the Use of Biologics, Regenerative Treatments in Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Robert Boykin served as a co-author on a peer reviewed publication examining the use of regenerative treatments to enhance outcomes in orthopedic surgery. The team consisted of an international group of experts on the use of biologics and reviewed the current literature on platelet rich plasma (PRP) and different types of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in orthopaedics. This included the use of regenerative therapy in the treatment of common conditions such as rotator cuff tears, ligament injuries, meniscal tears, and chondral (cartilage) injuries. The full text article can be found here: http://www.pmrjournal.org/article/S1934-1482(15)00047-7...


Safest Spinal Surgeon in Western North Carolina

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Stephen David, MD of Blue Ridge Bone and Joint, scored as best spinal surgeon, achieving the lowest rate of surgical complications of any neurosurgeon or orthopedic spinal surgeon at Mission Hospital and the rest of Western North Carolina.


Dr. Lilly on News 13 for 3D Knee Replacement

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Dr. Lilly was featured in a recent Health Alert on News 13 featuring the benefits of 3D knee replacement. The proceedure calls for a CT scan of the knee which allows physicians to order a custom made replacement matching the patient's own anatomy. Get the full story at wlos.com.


Dr. Mangone Featured in Citizen-Times Article

 |  Medical Procedures, News & Announcements

On April 21st Dr. Mangone was featured in a Citizen-Times article titled New ankle surgery offers WNC patients another option.The article showcases the benefits of minimally invasive arthroscopic ankle ligament reconstruction and Dr. Mangone's role in pioneering that technique. Also, profiled in the story is a local athlete who benefitted from the procedure. Read the full article at the Citizen-Times website.


Dr. Boykin authors an article on shoulder injuries in the throwing athlete

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Dr. Robert Boykin recently published an article in The Physician and Sportsmedicine examining the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries in the overhead athlete. The paper focused on injuries to the labrum and rotator cuff and how these are managed with non-operative and operative management depending on the severity of the injury. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00913847.2015.1005546


Dr. Boykin presents at the NC Orthopaedic Association meeting

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Dr. Robert Boykin served as a faculty member at the NCOA annual meeting in Asheville.


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Dr. Mangone Serves at Orthopedic Summit 2014

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Dr. Peter Mangone served as faculty in the Foot and Ankle section of Orthopaedic Summit 2014. Dr. Mangonepresented his pioneering technique in the treatment of chronic ankle instability for patients with recurrent ankle sprains. His technique, the Arthro-Broström, was reviewed and debated compared to current open treatment methods. Results of over 70 patients with an average of 28-month follow-up were reviewed, revealing results equal to published results using the open technique. Dr. Peter Mangone and Dr. Jorge Acevedo are the inventors of theArthro-Broström technique, which is a...


Dr. Boykin serves as faculty at the Richmond Hip and Shoulder Symposium

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Dr. Robert Boykin recently gave lectures on hip and shoulder arthroscopy as an invited faculty member at the Richmond Hip and Shoulder Symposium, sponsored by Smith and Nephew. He also was a faculty member at the Vail Hip Symposium in March, one of the largest international hip arthroscopy meetings.


BRBJ Physical Therapy Director Featured in Blue Ridge Now

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The director of physical therapy at BRBJ's Hendersonville clinic, George Floyd, was featured in Blue Ridge Now. The article describes George's role here at BRBJ, and the benefits of the Active Release Technique for physical therapy. You can find the full article below: Got a Minute? with George Floyd


Give Youth Athletes a Break

 |  Community Involvement, News & Announcements

This week I would like to share with you a recurring theme in my clinic. As I said before I work at a walk-in clinic at Blue Ridge Bone and Joint. One thing I amuse myself with is trying to see trends in my patient encounters. Themes include “Trampoline day” or “Slip and Slide Day”. Well this week has been “Pediatric Overuse Week”.  With youth fall sports season gearing up, I’m starting to see the kids who never got better over the summer and are not able to perform with their...


Avoiding Athletics Training Injuries

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Hello Athletes! As we enter the late summer season, many of you are working towards a new training goal or planning on doing a fall athletic event. The roads are busy with runners and cyclist logging in their miles. As we train harder, obstacles may arise such as a new or familiar pain, or a traumatic injury. I know this because we are seeing an increase in injuries at our Same Day Clinic at Blue Ridge Bone and Joint. Here are some of the most common questions I hear in my clinic. “Should I cut back or stop my...


Dr. Shea Article Featured in Asheville Citizen Times

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An article about Achilles tendonitis by Michael Shea, MD, was featured in the Asheville Citizen times, earlier this month. The article features facts about the Achilles tendon, as well as the causes, symptoms, and treatment of Achilles tendonitis. The full text of the Citizen Times article can be found here: ACT Achilles Tendonitis Article. Learn more about Dr. Shea on his profile page.


Dr. Boykin Featured in Orthopedic Publications Highlighting Hip Research in Tennis Players

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Dr. Robert Boykin was recently featured in two major orthopedic news publications. Orthopedics Today and Orthopedics Today Europe (pg 41-43) both published articles highlighting ongoing research that Dr. Boykin is conducting  with the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO and the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation in Barcelona, Spain.  The research study focuses on describing hip injuries in elite youth tennis players and examining the risk factors for injury with the eventual goal of developing tennis specific programs for prevention.


Dr. Lilly selected as chief of medical staff at Pardee Hospital

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Dr. Edward Lilly has been elected to serve as Pardee Memorial Hospital's Chief of Medical Staff for calendar year 2013 to 2014. Dr. Lilly is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the hip & knee, and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, and currently practices in BRBJ's Hendersonville offices.


Meningitis Outbreak: BRBJ Patients Have Not Been Exposed

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We have received a number of calls from patients concerned about the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections. We have investigated the matter, and our conclusion is that Blue Ridge Bone & Joint patients have not been exposed to the tainted injections identified by the CDC. Both Pardee and Mission hospitals have also confirmed that no tainted injections were used at their facilities.


Dr. Napoli attends 67th annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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Dr. David Napoli attended the 67th annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand from September 6-8 in Chicago, IL.  The ASSH is the premier hand surgery organization in the nation.  The meeting covers the latest advances and techniques in the field of hand, wrist, and elbow surgery.


Dr. Napoli to present free public seminar on carpal tunnel syndrome

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Dr. Napoli will present a seminar on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville, NC on Tuesday, June 19 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.  This seminar is free to the public. To register, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355).


Dr. Napoli attends Philadelphia Hand Surgery Symposium

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Dr. David Napoli, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery, attended the 14th annual Hand Surgery Symposium -- Strategies for Success in Hand and Upper Extremity Care, from March 2-5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, allowing him to stay abreast of the latest advances in surgery of the hand and upper extremity.  Dr. Napoli practices at Blue Ridge Bone and Joint in Hendersonville, North Carolina.


Dr. Peter Mangone officially named AOFAS organization RUC representative

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2/7/12 -- Dr. Peter Mangone was officially named the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle  Society (AOFAS) representative to the AMA-RUC.  As defined by the American Medical Association, "the AMA formed the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) to act as an expert panel in developing relative value recommendations to CMS."  This committee helps to advise Medicare as to the relative work value for individual procedures physicians perform in all specialties.  Dr. Mangone will serve as an...


Mission in Top 101 List for Spine & Neurosurgery

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Becker's Hospital Review has listed Mission Hospitals in the list of 101 hospitals with great spine and neurosurgery programs. Inclusion in this list is based on data from rating sources such as US News & World Report and HealthGrades. BRBJ's orthopedic spine specialists are proud to be a part of Mission's success.  Find the full top 101 list here.


Mission Hospitals in Top 15

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Reuters has listed Mission Hospitals in their list of top 15 hospital systems in the nation. This ranking was based on several sets of data including mortality rates, length of hospital stay, and patient safety. The orthopedic professionals at BRBJ are proud to be a part of Mission's Success.


Dr Mangone Featured in Mission Hospital’s Orthopedic Quarterly

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Dr. Mangone was featured in Mission Hospital's most recent issue of Orthopedic Quarterly. Blue Ridge Bone & Joint is proud to support Mission's orthopedic surgery facilities. The full text of the article is below: Physicians on the Medical Staff at Mission Hospital include three fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons who perform total ankle replacement surgery. They treat foot and ankle problems ranging from sports medicine injuries to advanced reconstruction of joints affected by deformity and arthritis. Mission has been the site for the largest number of total ankle replacements in Western North Carolina over the last ten...


BRBJ Magazine

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We've released the latest edition of the Blue Ridge Bone & Joint magazine! Look for feature articles about our volunteer work in Haiti, our full physician directory, and tips for orthopedic health. Read the full issue


Dr. Napoli attends 66th annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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Dr. David Napoli, the only fellowship trained hand surgeon at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint's Hendersonville office, attended the 66th annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand from September 8-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada, allowing him to stay abreast of the latest advances in surgery of the hand and upper extremity.  The ASSH annual meeting is the premier hand surgery meeting in the nation.  


North Carolina Occupational Health Nurse Association

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Dr. Goebel was a guest speaker at the annual North Carolina Occupational Health Nurse Association Meeting on March 17, 2011.  He discussed the evaluation and treatment of the injured worker with low back conditions.  His thoughts and comments were well received by the more than 100 attendees. 


Sacroiliac Fusion

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Dr. Goebel received training and certification for a minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion technique on January 22, 2011.  He is one of the first spinal surgeons to be trained in Western North Carolina by SI-Bone, Inc.  The proceedure is designed to treat pain originating from dysfuctional sacroiliac joints. 


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Recertification

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Dr. Goebel sucessfully recertified for the practice of the specialty of orthopaedic surgery through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery on January 1, 2011.  This rigorous evaluation and testing process ensures that the practicing physician is maintaining excellent practice standards.



Team Doctors from BRBJ wish UNCA Basketball success in NCAA Tourney

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Join us, the physicians and employees of Blue Ridge Bone and Joint Clinic, in cheering the UNCA Men's basketball team this Tuesday, March 15th, when they play in Dayton, OH in one of the "First Four" games in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.  If UNCA wins the first game, they will take on #1 seeded Pittsburgh in Washington, DC on Thursday, March 17th.  Blue Ridge Bone and Joint Clinic has been the official team orthopaedic providers for more than a decade providing all the UNCA athletes as well as faculty, staff, and students the highest level...


Dr. Peter Mangone pioneering arthroscopic lateral ankle ligament reconstruction

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Dr. Peter Mangone is being recognized as a thought leader and a pioneer in arthroscopic ankle surgery with the acceptance of a manuscript he co-authored entitled "Arthroscopic Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction" for publication later this year in Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery.  As a fellowship trained orthopaedic specialist in foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Mangone began looking into performing this surgery as far back as 2007.  He had a keen interest in developing new techniques for lateral ankle ligament reconstruction with a primary focus on minimally invasive procedures through the arthroscope.   Dr. Mangone recalls, "At...


Dr. Angelo Cammarata Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America 2010

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Dr. Angelo Cammarata was selected as one of the Best Doctors in America in 2010.  The selection of the best physicians is made by the physicians' peers - other physicians.


Talk on Dupuytren’s Disease, April 19th

I will be giving a talk on Dupuytren's Disease on Tuesday, April 19th at 12:30 pm in the Pardee Health Education Center at the Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville. Dupuytren's Disease is a thickening of the tissue in the palm of the hand that can cause the fingers to contract into the palm.  Dr. Napoli will talk about the condition as well as treatment options, from traditional surgery to the latest minimally invasive techniques.  The public is welcome.  The talk is free.  Please call (828) 692-4600 to RSVP.


Visit with Dr. Charles Eaton January 6, 2011

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I recently had the opportunity to visit with Dr. Charles Eaton in Jupiter, Florida.  Dr. Eaton is a pioneer in the technique of needle aponeurotomy, a minimally invasive in-office technique for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease.


Osteoarthritis of the Hand and Wrist

 Dr. David Napoli, the only fellowship trained hand, elbow & shoulder physician at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint's Hendersonville office, presented on the subject of "osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist" on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at the Pardee Hospital Education Center at the Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville.  The event was very well attended by over 100 area residents, who apparently found the subject quite informative while adding to the presentation with a half hour Q&A session. 


Abstract accepted for presentation at American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons Summer Meeting

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Dr. Peter Mangone, one of the three fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeons at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, has had his abstract accepted for presentation at the July, 2010 American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons summer meeting.  The presentation will detail a new minimally invasive technique for arthroscopic lateral ligament reconstruction.


“Injuries to Whitewater Paddlers” presentation

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Dr. Edward Lilly III, the only fellowship trained hip & knee, sports medicine and general orthopedic physician at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint's Hendersonville office, presented on the topic "Injuries to Whitewater Paddlers" at the Piedmont Orthopedic Association meeting.  Dr. Lilly described the meeting, held from May 5 to 9, 2010, as one which offered him an opportunity to interact and network with colleagues from around the region.  Among other things, Dr. Lilly is an avid whitewater paddler who has enjoyed the wonderful outdoor opportunities western North Carolina offers whitewater thrill seekers.


What’s new with Dr. Mangone

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Dr. Peter Mangone, one of the three fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeons at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, acted as a member of the teaching faculty at the Arthrex Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Skills Course in Naples, FL on March 4 and 5, 2010.  The conference provided Dr. Mangone with an excellent opportunity to share his skills with colleagues.


Dr. Saenger One of NC’s Best Doctors

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Dr. Paul Saenger, one of the five Asheville based joint replacement specialists at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, was recently honored by being selected one of North Carolina's Best Doctors, a recognition presented by Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc. Best Doctors polled physicians to find the best doctors in North Carolina. They ask questions of the surveyed physicians like, "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?"  Two Harvard Medical School physicians who wanted to make the best medical expertise available around the world founded Best Doctors in 1989. Best...


Cappiello retires from Blue Ridge Bone & Joint

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HEALTH KUDOS published October 9, 2007 12:15 am Cappiello retires from Blue Ridge Bone & Joint ASHEVILLE - After 36 years, Dr. David Cappiello has retired from Blue Ridge Bone & Joint Orthopaedic Specialists. A specialist in sports medicine, arthroscopy and hip, shoulder and knee surgery, Cappiello graduated from Harvard University in 1960 and received his medical degree from Cornell University in 1964. "It has been a pleasure getting to know my patients in Western North Carolina over the years, as well as working with all the staff members at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint and the hospitals in Asheville," Cappiello said. Cappiello has also been...