Jason E. Lang, MD
Jason E. Lang, MD

Joint Replacement

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Blue Ridge Region

South Asheville
Asheville - McDowell

Meet Dr. Jason E. Lang

Dr. Lang is a fellowship-trained, orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Lang was born and raised in Durham. His parents were both in medicine, with his father being an orthopedic surgeon and his mother a nurse. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University before going to Duke University for medical school. Dr. Lang completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Duke Medical Center, where he earned the prestigious Chief Resident Teaching Award. He continued his training at New England Baptist Hospital as an Otto E. Aufranc Adult Reconstruction fellow, receiving extensive experience in the performance of both primary and complex revision hip and knee surgery.

Dr. Lang joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest University in 2007, and spent nine years there rising to the rank of Associate Professor. During that time, Dr. Lang became the director Adult Reconstruction Section, and helped build a regionally recognized Joint Replacement program, and twice earned the Faculty Teaching Award from the resident physicians. Additionally, he served as Residency Director and Fellowship Director for Adult Reconstruction.

Dr. Lang joined EmergeOrtho, Blue Ridge Division in 2016, bringing his extensive experience in less-invasive techniques including direct anterior approach hip replacement and partial knee replacement, as well as his experience using patient specific instrumentation (PSI) and computer navigation to perform knee replacement surgeries. Dr. Lang also specializes in surgery for failed or poorly performing hip and knee replacements, known as “revision surgery”.

Dr. Lang has received several research grants and published multiple articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has presented this research at regional and national orthpaedic surgery meetings. He has served as a journal reviewer for the Journal of Arthroplasty and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He has worked on the abstract review committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) national meeting and for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) national meeting. He is a fellow member of both the AAOS and AAHKS. Dr. Lang has been elected to membership in the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), a selective academic Orthopaedic society.

As a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee, Dr. Lang addresses a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries, which include:

  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip/Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Hip/Knee
  • Hip/Knee Pain
  • Failed Replacement of the Hip/Knee
  • Degenerative Tears of the Meniscus
  • Degenerative Tears of the Hip Labrum

Dr. Lang utilizes sophisticated, minimally-invasive, patient-centered approaches to treat the conditions listed above. Examples of treatment methods and services provided by Dr. Lang include:

  • Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
  • Partial and Total Knee Replacement
  • Patient Specific Instrumentation
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Uncemented Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Platelet-Rich-Plasma Injections
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  • Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham
  • Residency: Duke University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts


  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University, 1994
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University
  • Golden Key Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University
  • Pathology Honor Society, Duke University School of Medicine, 1995 – 1999
  • Recipient of John M Harrelson Chief Resident Teaching Award, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Participant in Operation Walk Mission Trip to Havana, Cuba, Duke University School of Medicine, April 2006
  • Resident of the Year, Veterans Administration Hospital, Asheville, NC, 2006
  • Chief Resident Teaching Award, Duke University, 2006
  • Mini-Fellowship in Ilizarov External Fixation, Kurgan, Russia
  • Orthopedic Faculty Teaching Award, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, 2008
  • Orthopedic Faculty Teaching Award, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, 2009
  • Outstanding Performance & Lasting Contributions, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Surgical Services Improvement Plan 2010
  • Residency Program Director, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, January 2012 – 2014
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Retreat for Emerging Leaders 2014
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America Data Base, 2013 – 2022


  • Fellow Member, American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons, 2009
  • Fellow Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, February 11, 2012
  • Active Member, North Carolina Orthopedic Association, 2010
  • Active Member, Piedmont Orthopedic Society, 2007
  • Active Member, American Orthopaedic Association


Journal Articles

Preston GA, Lang JE, Maronpot RR, Barrett JC: Regulation of apoptosis by low serum in cells of different stages of neoplastic progression: enhanced susceptibility after loss of a senescence gene and decreased susceptibility after loss of a tumor suppressor gene. Cancer Res 54(15):4212-23, Aug 1994.

Preston GA, Lyon TT, Yin Y, Lang JE, Solomon G, Annab L, Sprinivasan DG, Alcorta DA, Barrett JC: Induction of apoptosis by c-Fos protein. Mol Cell Biol. 1996 Jan;16(1):211-8. PMID: 8524298
Lang JE, Dodd L, Martinez S, Brigman BE. Case Reports. Acral myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma: a report of five cases and literature review. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Apr;445:254-60. PMID: 16446594

Lang JE, Guevara CJ, Aitken GS, Pietrobon R, Vail TP: Results of contralateral total knee arthroplasty in patients with a history of stiff total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Jan;23(1):30-2. doi: 10.106/j.arth.2006.12.052 PMID:18165025

Lang JE, Whiddon DR, Smith EL, Salyapongse AK: Use of ceramics in total hip replacement. J Surg Orthop Adv Spring 17;(1):51-57, 2008.

Lang JE, Vinson EN, Basamania CJ: Anomalous biceps tendon insertion into the rotator cable: a case report. J Surg Orthop Adv 2008 Summer; 17(2):93-95. PMID:18549740

Bono JV, Lang JE, Nicholson JJ. The cup fulcrum: a technical tip to improve femoral exposure in total hip arthroplasty. J Surg Orthop Adv 2008 Winter; 17(4):284-6. PMID:1938503

Lang JE, Cothran RL, Pietrobon R, Olson SA. Observer variability in assessing articular surface displacement in acetabular fractures using a standardized measurement technique. J Surg Orthop Adv 2009 Spring;18(1):9-12. PMID:19327259

Lang JE, Bono JV, Whiddon DR, Salyapongse AK, Moezzi DM, Smith EL. Stability of revision acetabular components using the rim-fit technique. J Arthroplasty 2010 Jan;25(1):128-32. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2008.09.013 PMID: 19056229

Talmo CT, Cooper AJ, Wuerz T, Lang JE, Bono JV. Tibial component alignment after total knee arthroplasty with intramedullary instrumentation: a prospective analysis. J Arthroplasty 2010 Dec; 25(8):1209-15.
Whiddon DR, Bono JV, Lang JE, Smith EL, Salyapongse AK. Accuracy of digital Templating in total hip arthroplasty. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2011 Aug;40(8):395-8. PMID: 22334455

Lang JE, Mannava S, Floyd AJ, Goddard MS, Smith BP, Mofidi A, Seyler TM, Jinnah RH. Robotic systems in Orthopaedic Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2011 Oct;93(10):1296-9. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.93B10.27418. PMID: 21969424

Stubbs AJ, Anz AW, Frino J, Lang JE, Weaver AA, Stitzel JD. Classic measures of hip dysplasia do not correlate with three-dimensional computer tomographic measures and indices. Hip Int. 2011 Sept-Oct:21(5):549-58.

Lang JE, Mannava S, Floyd AJ, Goddard MS, Smith BP, Mofidi A, Seyler TM, Jinnah RH. Robotic systems in Orthopaedic Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2011 Oct;93(10):1296-9. doi: 10.1302/0301-1-620X.93B10.27418. PMID: 21969424

Lang JE, Scott RD, Lonner JH, Bono JV, Hunter DJ, Li L: Magnitude of limb lengthening after primary total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2012 Mar;27(3):341-6. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2011.06.008. PMID: 21820849

Plate FJ, Mofidi A, Mannava S, Smith BP, Lang JE, Poehling GG, Conditt MA, Jinnah RH. Achieving Accurate Ligament Balancing Using Robotic-Assisted Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. Adv Orthop. 2013, Article ID 837167, 6 pages, 2013. doi: 10.1155/2013/837167. Epub 2013 Mar 24. PMID: 23634304

Plate JF, Seyler TM, Santago A, Lang JE. Non-Anatomic Closure of a Standard Parapatellar Knee Arthrotomy Leads to Patella Maltracking and Decreased Range of Motion. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (In press)
Schweppe ML, Seyler TM, Plate JF, Swenson RD, Lang JE. Does surgical approach in total hip arthroplasty affect rehabilitation, discharge disposition and readmission rate? Surg Technol Int. 2013 Sept;23:219-27. PMID: 23700180

Mofidi A, Lu B, Plate JF, Lang JE, Poehling GG, Jinnah RH. Effect of Arthritis in Other Compartment After Unicompartmental Arthroplasty. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2014 Jul;24(5):805-12.
Bracey DN, Seyler TM, Shields JS, Leng X, Jinnah RH Lang, JE, A Comparison of Acetate and Digital Templating for Hip Resurfacing: Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014 Jan;43(1):E19-24. PMID:24490189

Hamid KS, Nwachukwu BU, Hsu E, Edgerton CA, Hobson DR, Lang JE. Orthopaedic resident work-shift analysis: are we making the best use of resident work hours? J Surg Educ. 2014 Mar-Apr;71(2):216-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2013.07.006. PMID:24602713

Plate JF, Augart MA, Seyler TM, Sun D, VonThaer S, Poehling GG, Lang JE, Jinnah RH. Robotic-Assisted Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasties with a Minimum of Two-Year Follow-up. Bone Joint J 2013 vol. 95-B no. SUPP 28-10

Plate JF, Bracey DN, Plate AC, Carroll EA, Lang JE. Anterior Intrapelvic Migration of Femoral Trial Head Requiring Secondary Surgical Approach for Retrieval. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2014 Summer;23(2):115-8. PMID 24875343.

Mofidi A, Plate JF, Lu B, Conditt MA, Lang JE, Poehling GG, Jinnah RH. Assessment of accuracy of robotically assisted unicompartmental arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Aug; 22(8):1918-25. PMID:24744171

Bracey D, Brown, Matthew, Beard H, Mannava S, Nazir O, Seyler T, Lang J. Effects of Patellofemoral Overstuffing on Knee Flexion and Patellar Kinematics following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Study. International Orthopaedics. doi: 10.1007/s00264-015-2715-9. 2015 March. PMID:25776464

Bullock MW, Lang JE. Equalizing Leg Length and Restoring Femoral Offset During Direct Anterior Hip Arthroplasty Using a Modified Ball Tip Guide Rod
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Brown ML, Seyler TM, Allen J, Plate JF, Henshaw DS, Lang JE. The Effect of Adductor-Canal-Blockade on Outcome after Medial Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty a Preliminary Study. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2015 Jul;73(1):18-24

Plate JF, Brown ML, Wohler AD, Seyler TM, Lang JE. Patient Factors and Cost Associated with 90-Day Readmission Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty.2015 Jul 21. Pdoi:

Brown ML, Plate JF, Von Thaer S, Frino NF, Smith BP, Seyler TM, Lang JE. Decreased Range of Motion After Total Knee Arthroplasty Is Predicted by the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Nov 10. Pii: S0883-5403(15)00975-4. doi 10.1016/j.arth.2015.10.037.

Newman EA, Holst DC, Bracey DN, Russell GB, Lang JE. Incidence of heterotopic ossification in direct anterior vs posterior approach to total hip arthroplasty: a retrospective radiographic review. Int Orthop. 2015 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Plate JF, Wohler AD, Brown ML, Sun D, Fino NF, Lang JE. Factors Associated with Range of Motion Recovery Following Manipulation Under Anesthesia. Surg Technol Int. 2016 Oct 26;29:295-301.

Brown PJ, Mannava S, Seyler TM, Plate JF, Van Sikes C, Stitzel JD, Lang JE. Multiple Small Diameter Drillings Increase Femoral Neck Stability Compared with Single Large Diameter Femoral Head Core Decompression Technique for Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head. Surg Technol Int. 2016 Oct 26;29:247-254.

Bullock MW, Lang JE. Using a Modified Ball-Tip Guide Rod to Equalize Leg Length and Restore Femoral Offset. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2017 Jan/Feb;46(1):E10-E12.

Brown ML, Plate JF, Holst DC, Bracey DN, Bullock MW, Lang JE. A retrospective analysis of the merits and challenges associated with simultaneous bilateral THA using the direct anterior approach. Hip Int. 2017 Mar 31;27(2):169-174. doi: 10.5301/hipint.5000449. Epub 2016 Nov 14.

Bullock MW, Brown ML, Bracey DN, Langfitt MK, Shields JS, Lang JE. A Bundle Protocol to Reduce the Incidence of Periprosthetic Joint Infections After Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Single-Center Experience. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Apr;32(4):1067-1073. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.11.028.

Holbrook HS, Plate JF, Langfitt MK, Lang JE, Shields JS. Cost Analysis of Sending Routine Pathology Specimens following Total Joint Arthroplasty in the Age of Bundled Payments. Surg Technol Int. 2017 Oct 12;31:182-188.

Houle TT, Miller S, Lang JE, Booth JL, Curry RS, Harris L, Aschenbrenner CA, Eisenach JC. Day-to-day experience in resolution of pain after surgery. Pain. 2017 Nov;158(11):2147-2154.

Plate JF, Shields JS, Langfitt MK, Bolognesi MP, Lang JE, Seyler TM. Utility of Radiographs, Computed Tomography, and Three Dimensional Computed Tomography Pelvis Reconstruction for Identification of Acetabular Defects in Residency Training. Hip Pelvis. 2017 Dec;29(4):247-252. doi: 10.5371/hp.2017.29.4.247. Epub 2017 Dec 1.

Bullock MW, De Gregorio M, Danelson KA, Willey JS, Seem ME, Plate JF, Lang JE, Shields JS. Quantifying the force transmission through the pelvic joints during total hip arthroplasty: A pilot cadaveric study. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2018 Oct;58:69-73

Brown ML, Wendt CS, Seyler TM, Ip EH, Foxworth JL, Lang JE. Gait and Functional Outcomes Between Cruciate-Retaining and Cruciate-Substituting Implants in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized Study. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2019 Fall;28(3):215-223.

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Dr. Lang is an ultra qualified surgeon. And one who listens when you tell him your concerns. He uses the very latest techniques and is skilled in their use. My total knee replacement was a mere four months ago and my scar has virtually disappeared and the new knee is working perfectly! If or when my other knee needs surgery, Dr. Lang will be my absolute go to! I recommend him highly. There could not be anyone better.

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Wonderful experience. Everything runs very smoothly, and Dr. Lang is very caring and kind.

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