Dr. Boykin Gives an Expert Opinion in Orthopedics Today

Dr. Boykin offered an expert opinion in Healio's Orthopedics Today At Issue: Chlorhexidine gluconate bathing; Is chlorhexidine gluconate bathing prior to orthopedic surgery effective at infection prevention? If so, why? It makes sense to apply a product that may reduce bacterial burden Surgical site infection is a devastating complication after orthopedic surgery. There has been much debate regarding the efficacy of chlorhexidine gluconate for presurgical bathing to reduce surgical site infection risk. A presurgical shower with 2% or 4% aqueous [...]

By |July 22nd, 2022|


Dr. Boykin Serves as Course Co-Chairman for the 2nd Vail International Shoulder Summit

Dr. Robert Boykin of EmergeOrtho, Blue Ridge Division was honored to have the opportunity to lead as course co-chairman for the 2nd Vail International Shoulder Summit  (VISS) in Vail, Colorado. The VISS is a CME accredited meeting of shoulder surgeons from around the world. The course was started by renowned shoulder surgeon Peter Millett, MD MSc of the Steadman Clinic in Vail. In addition to speaking as faculty on topics including arthroscopic suprascapular nerve release, subscapularis (rotator cuff repair), [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|

Dr. Boykin co-authors a chapter in a new shoulder surgery textbook titled Rotator Cuff Injuries: A Clinical Casebook

Dr. Robert Boykin has recently published a chapter examining surgery for suprascapular nerve release while treating rotator cuff tears. The suprascapular nerve provides innervation to two of the most commonly torn rotator cuff muscles (supraspinatus and infraspinatus) and in certain rotator cuff injuries may require arthroscopic release at the time of rotator cuff surgery to provide the best possible outcome. Click here for more information: Fritz E.M., Katthagen J.C., Boykin R.E., Millett P.J. (2018) Suprascapular Nerve Release with Rotator [...]

By |March 6th, 2018|


Dr. Boykin serves as program chair for the North Carolina Orthopedic Association (NCOA) Annual Meeting

Dr. Boykin was appointed program chair for the NCOA 2017 Annual Meeting Academic Program in Williamsburg, Virginia. Through many months of planning, he and the members of the NCOA executive committee organized the academic program, lectures, and scientific session for what was an extremely educational meeting. This year’s meeting included subspecialty breakout sessions, education on the opioid crisis, information regarding physician burnout, lectures on numerous current changes in healthcare, and a talk from the 2nd vice president of the [...]

By |October 10th, 2017|

Dr. Boykin lectures on Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty (Replacement) at the North Carolina Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting

Dr. Boykin served as moderator for the shoulder scientific section and presented at the North Carolina Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia. He reviewed all of the scientific abstracts in the shoulder breakout session for the meeting, facilitated discussion, and selected the overall winner from the papers. In addition, Dr. Boykin lectured on the appropriate indications and benefits of the reverse shoulder replacement. He shared his clinical experience with those in attendance, reviewed the current literature regarding the [...]

By |October 8th, 2017|

Dr. Boykin teaches the next generation of surgeons

Dr. Boykin served as faculty at a recent meeting in Andover, Mass where he had the opportunity to teach the current orthopedic sports medicine fellows from across the country on arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery of the hip, shoulder, and knee. The Wider Scope of Arthroscopy is an annual course sponsored by Smith and Nephew designed to expose the next generation of orthopedic sports medicine surgeons to cutting edge technology, surgery, and research. Dr. Boykin was honored to have the [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|

Dr. Boykin Attends the 7th Annecy Live Surgery International Shoulder Advanced Course

Dr. Boykin travelled to Annecy, France to attend the biennial International Shoulder Advanced Course. The meeting hosted shoulder surgeons from across the globe to discuss and review the latest techniques in shoulder surgery. The course was directed by leading shoulder surgeon, Laurent Lafosse. Dr. Boykin completed a shoulder fellowship in Annecy with Dr. Lafosse in 2012 and is enjoys continued collaboration with the surgeons in Europe. Dr. Boykin is picture here at the Annecy meeting with Dr. Jon JP [...]

By |June 23rd, 2017|

The Blue Ridge Bone and Joint / EmergeOrtho team takes third place at the Young Life Annual Clay Shoot

Dr. Boykin and the BRBJ / EO team participated in the Young Life Clay Shoot at the Biltmore Sporting Clays Club.  The event is in support of the Buncombe County Young Life Organization (Young Life). The theme this year emulated the Masters Golf Tournament and the team members had a great day. They were happy to take home the third place trophy out of more than 20 teams from the Asheville community! See All News [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|

Dr. Boykin lectures as the keynote speaker for the 2017 OrthoCarolina Fellows Hip Symposium

Dr. Robert Boykin of EmergeOrtho, Blue Ridge Division delivered the keynote lecture for the OrthoCarolina Fellows Hip Symposium Dinner entitled “Hip Arthroscopy: Supine Approach Pearls for setup, access, and labral treatment.” The annual event involves a dinner program and lecture focusing on advancements in hip preservation surgery technology, updates, and case presentations followed by a lab workshop for surgical skills. Dr. Boykin was honored to be chosen as the speaker and to be involved with the education of the [...]

By |February 21st, 2017|

Dr. Boykin teaches at the 12th annual Vail Hip Symposium

Dr. Robert Boykin served as invited faculty at the Vail Hip Symposium in Avon, Colorado. The three-day International Meeting brings together surgeons from all over the world to teach the latest techniques in hip preservation surgery. The event is considered the preeminent and most innovative yearly event in the area of hip preservation surgery. Dr. Boykin lectured on Anatomic Labral Repair in the hip and instructed in the lab. He enjoys the opportunity to teach cutting edge techniques in [...]

By |January 11th, 2017|


Dr. Boykin serves as co-chairman of the first Vail Shoulder Summit

2016 Vail Shoulder Summit Dr. Robert Boykin of EmergeOrtho, Blue Ridge Bone and Joint Division was co-chairman and faculty at the first Vail Shoulder Summit (VSS) this past June in Vail, Colorado. The VSS is a group of practicing orthopedic shoulder surgeons organized by renowned surgeon Peter Millett, MD MSc of The Steadman Clinic in Vail. The meeting featured many top surgeons from around the United States and Europe discussing and debating the current literature, best practices, and [...]

By |November 27th, 2016|

Dr. Boykin teaches at the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Hip Arthroscopy Course

Dr. Robert Boykin of EmergeOrtho, Blue Ridge Division was an associate instructor at the October AANA Hip Arthroscopy Course title “Basic Principles of Hip Arthroscopy: The Road from Injury to Rehabilitation”. He lectured on Hip Instability and instructed in the lab section of the course. The AANA course was held at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Rosement, IL  as is designed to allow practicing surgeons to come and learn advanced techniques in arthroscopic (minimally invasive surgery). Dr. Marc Philippon [...]

By |October 23rd, 2016|

EmergeOrtho Delivering Streamlined Orthopaedic Care

"Blue Ridge Bone & Joint” merges with three other NC practices to form one of the state’s largest physician-owned orthopaedic practices In a common mission to provide streamlined, patient-centered care, four independent orthopaedic physician groups across North Carolina have joined together to form a new practice called EmergeOrtho. With 49 office locations in 21 counties statewide, EmergeOrtho is one of the largest physician-owned orthopaedic practices in the country. Additional practices are poised to join during a second phase [...]

By |July 31st, 2016|

Dr. Boykin presents at the 2016 Southern Orthopedic Association (SOA) annual meeting

Dr. Robert Boykin was an invited speaker for the Hip Arthroscopy Symposium at the SOA meeting in Naples Florida. He served on a panel of surgeons for Symposium 2: The Young Adult Hip and presented a lecture entitled “Labrum: Indications and Results of Debridement, Repair, and Reconstruction.” Dr. Boykin also presented original research he had conducted in a study titled “Hip Flexion Strength After Arthroscopic Fractional Lengthening Of The Iliopsoas”. See All News (Click to [...]

By |July 30th, 2016|

Dr. Boykin teaches latest techniques in shoulder surgery at Master’s Shoulder Course

(Click to Enlarge) Dr. Robert Boykin was selected to be one of four faculty members to teach the latest and most advanced techniques in shoulder arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgery). The Master’s Shoulder Course was held in Charleston, SC and Dr. Boykin presented on topics including Rotator Cuff Repair and surgical treatment of Shoulder Instability. He spoke as part of a panel debating treatment of Arthritis in the young patient and also taught in multiple lab sessions, [...]

By |June 4th, 2016|


Dr. Boykin publishes article on the use of biologics

(Click to Enlarge) Dr. Robert Boykin served as a co-author on a peer reviewed publication examining the use of regenerative treatments to enhance outcomes in orthopedic surgery. The team consisted of an international group of experts on the use of biologics and reviewed the current literature on platelet rich plasma (PRP) and different types of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in orthopaedics. This included the use of regenerative therapy in the treatment of common conditions such as [...]

By |November 8th, 2015|


Dr. Boykin presents at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association meeting

Dr. Robert Boykin served as a faculty member at the NCOA annual meeting in Asheville. He was a panel member for the Sports and Shoulder symposium where he spoke about the merits of arthroscopic double-row rotator cuff repair in the shoulder. Along with other North Carolina shoulder surgeons Michael Freehill (Winston-Salem), Ed Cadet (Raleigh), and Nady Hamid (Charlotte) the panel discussed and debated the benefits of single-row vs. double-row rotator cuff repair and arthroscopic treatment of biceps tendon injuries [...]

By |December 21st, 2014|

Dr. Boykin publishes two peer reviewed articles on the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries

Dr. Robert Boykin has recently published research papers in both the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery as well as the American Journal of Orthopaedics. The first deals with the diagnosis of rotator cuff tears and nerve injury in the shoulder, while the second describes the treatment of a patient with a complex shoulder dislocation. For more information please see JSES, AJO, or both articles can be found on PubMed (1), (2). See All News [...]

By |February 14th, 2014|


Dr. Boykin Chosen as a Member of the 2013 40 Under Forty Class for the Greater Asheville Area

Dr. Boykin was selected as one of 40 young professionals in the Asheville area to be honored for both excellence in their careers and a strong commitment to community. The award recipients are chosen by the Biltmore Beacon to recognize rising stars in the region. Full Article: 2013 40 under Forty Class for the Greater Asheville Area See All News

By |September 5th, 2013|

Dr. Boykin Publishes Scientific Article Regarding the Use of Novel Biologic Therapies in a Professional Soccer Player

EmergeOrtho, Blue Ridge Bone and Joint Division Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Boykin, has recently published an article in a leading European Scientific Journal, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA). The report describes the use of two cutting edge biologic therapies, platelet rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate, to heal a hip capsule injury in a European professional soccer player. Dr. Boykin and co-authors have presented one of the first reports of using these treatments for a soft tissue injury around [...]

By |July 29th, 2013|

Dr. Boykin Featured in Orthopedic Publications Highlighting Hip Research in Tennis Players

Dr. Robert Boykin was recently featured in two major orthopedic news publications. Orthopedics Today and Orthopedics Today Europe (pg 41-43) both published articles highlighting ongoing research that Dr. Boykin is conducting with the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO and the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation in Barcelona, Spain. The research study focuses on describing hip injuries in elite youth tennis players and examining the risk factors for injury with the eventual goal of developing tennis specific programs for prevention. [...]

By |July 29th, 2013|

Dr. Boykin Publishes Two Biomechanical Studies Examining the Treatment of Shoulder Injuries

Dr. Robert Boykin a Sports Medicine and Shoulder specialist at EmergeOrtho, Blue Ridge Bone and Joint Division was co-author of two studies published in the leading European orthopaedic journal, KSSTA (Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy). The first study compared the strength of two different devices used to repair clavicle (collarbone) fractures of the shoulder. This is a common injury and the biomechanical data helps surgeons choose the best device for fixation. The second study proposed a new technique for treating degeneration [...]

By |July 29th, 2013|


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