Tally H. Eddings III M.D.


Dr. Tally Eddings’ orthopaedic 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 Doctor degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1991. His residency and orthopaedic 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.


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


1982-1986 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, Bachelor of Arts - Molecular Biology, Related Work - Chemistry 1986-1987 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Mark Schell, Department of Microbiology 1987-1991 Medical School Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, Medical Doctor - June 1991


1991-1993 University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Erlanger Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Chattanooga, Tennessee 1993-1998 Post Graduate University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Year 3-6 Erlanger Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics, Chattanooga, Tennessee


1997 AO International, Unfallchirgie, Chirugische Klinik, Stadtisches Klinikum, Karlsruhe, Germany, Professor U. Pfister, Trauma Fellow 1998 University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Erlanger medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Brent Norris, M.D. Orthopaedic Trauma Section Director

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 ofOrthopaedics "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.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Diplomate, July 2000 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery - Fellow, 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. 

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 SC, 1 June 2007 — Tips & Tricks with Computer Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery, Charleston SC, 1 June 2007

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

1992 The State of Tennessee 1998 The State of North Carolina

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