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EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

Since establishing the Unifour's largest orthopaedic practice in 1999 following the merger of Catawba Orthopaedic Specialists, Burke Orthopaedic Associates, and Caldwell Orthopaedic Associates, our growth and evolvement has continued as the region's most preferred orthopaedic practice, with dedicated orthopaedic leaders proudly serving Granite Falls, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion, Morganton, Newton, Taylorsville, and Valdese. Our specialty-trained doctors stand committed to providing our patients with the world-class orthopaedic care needed they need to emerge stronger, healthier, and better. 

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Our Areas of Specialty

Each and every one of our orthopaedic specialists is board-certified, fellowship-trained, or specialty-trained within their respective orthopaedic specialties. Our doctors' and surgeons' experience and expertise is deep and ranges across several areas, including the ankle, back, elbow, foot, hand, hip, knee, neck, shoulder, spine, and wrist. We also offer services for joint replacement and revision, orthopaedic traumapain management, and physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as sports medicine.

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  • 5

    Dr. Stanislaw was warm, caring and professional. Maggie received excellent care and was treated with compassion and received personal service. He never seemed rushed or in a hurry and answered all of our concerns.

    – Review for Dr. Stanislaw

  • 5

    Takes time to address my concerns — very respectful and professional attitude.

    – Review for Dr. Robinson

  • 5

    I want to add that my Doctor visit was great, he took excellent care of me.

    – Review for Dr. Geissele

  • 5

    Dr. Sladicka has always been a kind and compassionate Dr. that I trust in all my orthopedic needs. Thanks, Dr. Sladicka, for your service. Fixing to have a surgery.

    – Review for Dr. Sladicka

  • 5

    Kind but to the point. Very easy to understand.

    – Review for Dr. Stanislaw

160 River Bend Drive
Suite C
Granite Falls, NC 28630
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
2293 Sugar Hill Road
Marion, NC 28752
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
829 West 25th Street
Newton, NC 28658
50 Macedonia Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
841 Malcolm Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
139 Fiddler’s Run Boulevard
Morganton, NC 28655
825 West 25th Street
Newton, NC 28658