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St. Luke's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

World-class orthopedics and outstanding patient experience

89 West Mills Street, Suite A
Columbus, NC 28722
Office: 828-894-3718
Fax: 828-894-3806

George Azar, MD

Thomas Cadier, MD

The Regional Leader in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Surgery

We have but one mission: to restore your quality of life through best practices in orthopedic medicine.

St. Luke's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine has long been the regional leader in providing world-class orthopedic surgery. Over the years, we've established an excellent reputation for performing successful hip and custom-fit knee replacements with superb patient outcomes--our approach results in much shorter hospital stays and greatly improved recovery times.

St. Luke's five-star surgeons, Dr. George Azar and Dr. Thomas Cadier take pride in the excellent patient experiences. In addition, our team includes two physician assistants and nurse navigators working with dedicated perioperative nursing and physical and occupational therapists that ensure consistency throughout our practice.

Patients travel great distances to have their orthopedic surgeries at St. Luke's. Dr. Azar and Dr. Cadier have performed hundreds of knee, hip, shoulder, and sports medicine procedures. By adhering to our pre-operative planning, surgery protocol, and post-operative rehabilitation, patients experience dramatically reduced infection rates, managed post-op pain, and superior recovery. And as a result, there is a reduced risk of dislocation, blood loss, tissue damage, and muscle trauma.

Custom-Fit Total Knee Replacement

St. Luke's was one of the first hospitals in the southeast (and the first in NC) to provide customized total knee replacement. Ideal for active-minded patients, male or female, large or small, a custom fit, anatomic knee replacement* means these patients have new joints that are explicitly aligned to their anatomy and fit like a glove.

Our custom procedures offer tremendous benefits to patients, including managed pain and a faster recovery, increased range of motion, a more "natural" feeling knee, and greater ease in performing everyday activities such as golfing, biking, and gardening.

Exceptional Shoulder Repair and Sports Medicine

St. Luke's is fortunate to have two orthopedic surgeons with impeccable credentials. With both doctors performing state-of-the-art procedures for rotator cuff injuries, shoulder disease, and shoulder pain, you do not need to leave the county.

Dr. Azar and Dr. Cadier strictly adhere to the practice of evidence-based medicine, achieving very high success rates for procedures such as ACL reconstruction, shoulder sports injuries, rotator cuff repairs, and bone fracture repair for patients of all ages.

Outstanding Patient Experience, 13% Higher than the National Average

Because of their commitment, compassion, professionalism, and desire to help patients, our orthopedic team's highest patient satisfaction rating is unmatched by any other in the region. And our patients appreciate the personal attention received at "St. Luke's Joint Camp" before their hospitalization and follow-up office visit.

Not all patients are candidates for custom knee replacements.

Choose from two easy ways to submit New Patient Forms:

1. Complete and submit new patient forms online here
2. Print, complete and mail (St. Luke's Orthopedics, 89 West Mills Street, Suite A, Columbus, NC 28722) or Fax (828-894-3806) the following new patient forms:

For more information, please call 828-894-3718.

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