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Philip B. Fontenot, M.D., fellowship-trained total joint replacement surgeon, is joining EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Region. Beginning on Sept. 1, Dr. Fontenot will be available to see patients at the practice’s Asheville offices located at 129 McDowell St. and 75B Livingston St. Patients in need of specialized hip and knee care are encouraged to call (828) 258-8800 to schedule an appointment.  

As a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Fontenot is an expert in a variety of advanced surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the hip and knee. His expertise includes the following:

  • Robotic knee and anterior hip replacement.
  • Anterior hip replacement.
  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic knee surgery.
  • Outpatient total joint replacement.
  • Partial knee replacement.
  • Total hip and knee replacement and revision.

"We are proud to welcome Dr. Fontenot to our expert team of doctors. He joins us with a wealth of knowledge and skill in providing hip and knee patients with compassionate and individualized care," says Tommy Middleton, CEO of EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Region. "He will be a great asset to our practice and community.” 

Dr. Fontenot earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University New Orleans Health School of Medicine. After receiving his degree, he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa. He then underwent extensive, advanced training in an adult reconstruction fellowship at The CORE Institute in Phoenix.

Dr. Fontenot is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fontenot, please call (828) 258-8800.