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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 the shoulder, knee, and elbow surgery. Patients are seen at one of the local Emerge Ortho clinic locations.  If Dr. Kersten decides that surgery is your best option, that procedure can be performed at one of the local hospitals, or even a surgery center.

Dr. Kersten would be happy to treat you for any orthopedic 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)
    • Robotic 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


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