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Congratulations, DePaolo Orthopedics!

Dr. DePaolo is excited to announce DePaolo Orthopedics has joined Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics! Our new location is 21 Turtle Creek Drive in South Asheville. Thank you,
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Dr. Charles Depaolo Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Charles DePaolo, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician who specializes in joint reconstructive surgery, direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, cartilage preservation procedures, osteochondral transfer procedures and the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells.

Practice Locations: Hendersonville, Asheville, Arden, Waynesville

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that in some cases can be considered an outpatient operation. We replace the hip joint, cup, femoral head, and neck with a prosthetic component…

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Asheville Orthopedics, Asheville Physical Therapy

Patient Stories

Lawson Duncan is a retired American tennis professional, touting career highlights of being ranked World No. 47 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals on May 20, 1985 and reaching the fourth round in the 1989 French Open. In retirement, Lawson has stayed active and continued to teach tennis lessons until his knee injury occurred. Diminishing his ability to even walk, Dr. DePaolo’s surgery to repair his torn quadriceps tendon was enhanced with the application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This enabled Lawson to not only walk again, but return to playing tennis. Lawson appreciated the tremendous amount of support he received from Dr. DePaolo before, during and after his procedure, and completed his healing four times faster than expected due to diligently adhering to his recovery strategy and Dr. DePaolo’s fine work. Lawson shares that he had a great experience with Dr. DePaolo’s entire staff, though he did not have to spend very much time with them due to his quick recovery. He valued Dr. DePaolo’s genuine, sincere concern for him as a patient, and the direct and honest communication he received regarding his situation and injury. “I would recommend Dr. DePaolo hands down to anyone,” Lawson said. “This is the kind of doctor that I would travel across the country to use.” 

As a Kindergartener teacher, Lauri is constantly on her feet. When she began to deal with arthritis and pain in her knees, it made it difficult to work. She would arrive home at the end of the day, and realized she was increasingly unable to attend to things at home that needed to be done. Having previously known Dr. DePaolo, she was confident to begin working with him, and had others recommend his services to her as well. She appreciated the professionalism, kindness and reassurance he offered throughout her journey. When it became apparent that she would need both of her knees replaced, Dr. DePaolo arranged for her to meet and talk with another teacher who had already experienced knee replacement surgery to ease her concerns about the surgery and the transition back to teaching that would follow. Lauri underwent two knee replacement surgeries within one year, and was thrilled to be well enough to begin the new school year in the fall that followed her second surgery. She appreciated Dr. DePaolo’s willingness to schedule her surgeries in accordance to her insurance and needs and personal timeline, and said that Dr. DePaolo’s staff treated her as a friend. Seeing how Dr. DePaolo’s surgeries have impacted her life has led her to recommend her friends to work with him as well. “The deep pain is gone,” Lauri said. “I can work all day, then get home and still do everything I need to do!”

Movement has always been a major part of Wayne Tipton’s life. Following years of professional dancing and competing, Wayne continues to teach ballroom dance lessons in his retirement. It was while dancing competitively that he began to experience pain and problems with his hips, and his dropping scores reflected his discomfort. After being referred to Dr. DePaolo by his primary care physician, he had both of his hips replaced over the course of two surgeries. Wayne describes working with Dr. DePaolo and his staff as wonderful, and that he recommends him to anyone in need of such services. Wayne especially appreciated Dr. DePaolo’s ability, and flexibility, to perform the first of his surgeries at Mission Hospital and the second at AdventHealth in response to what worked best for Wayne’s insurance at the time. Following his procedure, Wayne was finally able to sleep pain-free, and when it came to dancing, he once again began to win.