DePaolo Orthopedics Specializes in Knee, Hip, and Shoulder Arthroscopy and Replacement, Sports Medicine, Joint Reconstruction, and Physical Therapy.

We also treat work-related injuries and provide independent medical evaluations and second opinions.

Our extensive physical therapy department provides pre and post-operative therapy, work conditioning, Isokinetic testing, functional training programs, Aquatic Therapy, and more.

Call us and see the difference we can make for you.

Working together with athletes and coaches, we’re with you on the sidelines and in our offices with the expertise and experience you need in sports medicine.

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Dr. Charles DePaolo

Dr. Charles DePaolo is a graduate of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. He then received his BChE. at the Georgia Institute of Technology. For several years he was an engineer employed by Exxon Company, USA, New Orleans, Louisiana.He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University and completed his internship at Methodist Hospital in Memphis and residency in orthopedic surgery at the Campbell Clinic of Orthopedic Surgery in Memphis in 1992. Dr. DePaolo has practiced medicine in Asheville for 20 years and specializes in Sports Medicine, Joint Reconstructive Surgery, and Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Surgery. He is speciality certified in Sports Medicine “Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine”. Read more…

abby_maxwell_thmbDr. Abby Maxwell

Dr. Abby Maxwell is a graduate of Duke University (2003), Bachelor of Science,. Major-Biology, concentration in Marine Biology; Minor – Economics. She received her medical degree from New York Medical College in 2008. She did her post graduate training in Orthopaedic surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University and received her Sports Medicine Fellowship from MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more…

Sarah Beth Spainhour-Reese sarah_reese_thmb

Sarah Beth Spainhour-Reese obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Clemson University in Clemson, SC and obtained her Masters of Health Sciences in Physician Assistant studies from Duke University. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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About our Office

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Sports Medicine, Joint Reconstruction, Shoulder, Hip and Knee Arthroscopy and Replacement. Comprehensive Workers Compensation Program, Physical Therapy Department, including Aquatic Therapy.

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DePaolo Orthopedics of Western North Carolina is proud to be the official team doctors for the Montreat College Cavaliers



Patient Stories

An award-winning UNC Asheville athlete, Natalie had excelled as a sprinter until her Junior year when she began having knee pain – over the season her pain worsened until she could no longer compete. A few months after surgery, and thanks to Dr. DePaolo, Natalie was powering out of the blocks and back chasing her dream. Natalie went on to Olympic tryouts, never giving up on her dream to compete. Read more…


Office Locations & Directions

Serving our patients with two locations: One in Asheville, NC and the other in Clyde, NC. Read more…



Patient Education

An excellent source for patient information about many orthopaedic subjects such as shoulders, knees, hips and much more, including treatment, injuries and conditions. Read more…