Your Orthopaedic Surgeon in Asheville, NC

As an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Kersten is trained to operate on most joints in the body, including the shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist, and ankle.  His specialty training (fellowship) included an extra year of education in shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and elbow surgery. Patients are seen in the Asheville, Hendersonville, or Waynesville Southeastern Sports Medicine offices, and patients seen by a PA can be referred to see Dr. Kersten as well. If Dr. Kersten decides that surgery is your best option, that operation will be performed at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, NC.    

Dr. Kersten would be happy to treat you for any orthopaedic condition, especially sports medicine procedures including the following:


  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair/Capsulorraphy for Dislocations
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Decompression
  • Arthroscopic and Open Biceps Tenodesis
  • Superior Capsule Reconstruction
  • SLAP Repair
  • Open Latarjet
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty:
    • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (TSA)
    • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (RTSA)
    • Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty
    • RTSA for Complex Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Acromioclavicular Reconstruction (AC Dislocation)
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Clavicle & Humerus Fractures


  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Surgery, including Repair
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Procedures of the Knee, including
    • Fresh Allograft Osteochondral Transplantation (allograft OAT)
    • Fresh Autograft Osteochondral Transplantation (autograft OAT)
    • Autologous Cartilage Implantation (ACI)
    • Micro fracture & Abrasion Arthroplasty
    • Platelet Rich Plasma Injection
  • Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction/Patellar Realignment
  • Patellar Tendon Repair
  • Quad Tendon Repair
  • Subchondroplasty,
  • MCL/LCL/PCL Injuries
  • Knee Arthroplasty:
    • Partial Knee Arthroplasty, Oxford (UKA)
    • Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)


  • Distal Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Triceps Tendon Repair
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Tennis Elbow/Golfers Elbow
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Arthroscopic Surgery of the Elbow
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Olecranon Fractures


  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Ankle and 5th Metatarsal Fractures


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