Peter G. Mangone, MD
Peter G. Mangone, MD

Foot & Ankle

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Blue Ridge Region

South Asheville

Since 1999, Dr. Mangone has been in private practice with EmergeOrtho, Blue Ridge Region in Asheville and Hendersonville, NC. He is the co-director of the EmergeOrtho, Blue Ridge Region Foot and Ankle Center, with the largest number and highest quality fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle specialists in the western North Carolina region. The Foot and Ankle Center provides the most region’s most technologically advanced techniques for the surgical treatment of foot and ankle disorders.

Dr. Mangone aims to provide an individualized patient-centered approach to foot and ankle care. First and foremost, the patient’s history, their “story”, is the most significant aspect of every patient visit. He is a firm believer that the patient knows their own body best and by carefully listening to each patient’s history, the correct diagnosis is better identified. Once a diagnosis has been established, individualized treatment options can be discussed in a shared decision-making model allowing the patient to be at the center of the decision-making process. This includes both non-operative and operative options for each patient. Dr. Mangone gives each patient an opportunity to be involved in their health care decision making as much as he/she desires. By participating in research and innovation as well as speaking at medical conferences around the globe, Dr. Mangone tries to stay current with the latest diagnosis and treatment methods to bring my patients the best care possible.

In his spare time, enjoys golf and travel as well as spending time with his wife visiting their three adult children. He has additional interests in sports, history and political science.


After spending most of his youth in Pittsburgh, PA, and Annapolis, MD, Dr. Mangone graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College in Davidson, NC, where he was a varsity letterman in baseball as well as a premed student. He attended and graduated cum laude from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, in 1989. He completed his internship and orthopedic residency at Emory Affiliated Hospitals and then went on to complete his fellowship in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery at the Center for Orthopaedic Care in Cincinnati, Ohio with former AOFAS president, Dr. G. James Sammarco.

PROCEDURES (this is not a comprehensive list of all the procedures Dr. Mangone performs):

  • Arthroscopic, minimally invasive, and open ligament reconstruction (for chronic ankle instability)
  • Arthroscopic treatment of multiple different ankle disorders (including osteochondral lesions, exostosis/spurs causing impingement, and inflamed tissue/synovitis)
  • Total Ankle replacement
  • Minimally invasive and open bunion correction (hallux valgus correction)
  • Ankle and foot tendon rupture repair and reconstruction (eg. Achilles tendon rupture)
  • Jones fracture repair (5th metatarsal fracture)
  • Adult acquired flatfoot correction for posterior tibial tendon and deltoid ligament pathology
  • Cavovarus foot (high arch) surgical correction
  • Plantar plate forefoot tear reconstruction (most commonly involving the 2nd toe region)
  • Morton’s neuroma excision
  • Fusion/Arthrodesis surgery of the foot and ankle to correct deformity and pai

CONDITIONS (this is not a comprehensive list of all the conditions Dr. Mangone treats):

  • Sports medicine injuries (acute and chronic) (eg. Achilles tendon rupture)
  • Chronic ankle instability (recurrent ankle instability)
  • Persistent ankle pain (> 3 months of pain) after ankle sprain injury
  • Achilles tendon tear/rupture
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Bunion/hallux valgus deformity
  • Ankle joint spurs
  • Jones fractures (5th metatarsal base)
  • Cavovarus foot deformity (high arch)
  • Peroneal tendon tear/rupture
  • Posterior tibial tendon tear/rupture
  • 2nd toe plantar plate tear
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Deformity or arthritis causing foot and ankle pain or difficulty walking

Community Volunteerism:

Dr. Mangone has been actively involved in improving foot and ankle care at multiple levels throughout his career. He is an active member in the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) and is the current President of the AOFAS Foundation Board. He previously held the chair position of the AOFAS Practice Management and Coding committee for 10 years. He currently sits on the AAOS Coding, Coverage and Reimbursement committee where he has represented the AOFAS for the last 8 years. He has served as a volunteer faculty member at the annual AANA Masters in Foot and Ankle arthroscopy course for the many years. He is a past president of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Society and the Western North Carolina Medical Society. He previously served as the marketing director for Blue Ridge Bone & Joint Clinic (now Emergeortho, Blue Ridge Division) for 15 years. He has been the volunteer team doctor for Christ School (Arden, NC) for over 20 years and you can often see him on the sideline at the Friday night football game helping to care for any injured athletes.

Leadership and innovation:

  • Dr. Mangone is nationally and internationally known for his passion, development and teaching of arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques for foot and ankle surgery. He is a founding member and current President of the Ankle Instability Group, an international group of twenty-nine orthopaedic surgeons who have devoted themselves to advancing the diagnosis, classification, and surgical treatment of ankle instability through study and publication.
  • Dr. Mangone is the co-inventor of the ArthroBrostrom technique for arthroscopic lateral ankle ligament reconstruction. He has spoken and taught many times both nationally and internationally about the ArthroBrostrom technique as well as ankle instability pathology. He is regarded as an international expert in arthroscopic ankle ligament repair and reconstruction.
  • Dr. Mangone is a founding member of the American Orthopedic Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Society (AOMIFAS) and has helped pioneer minimally invasive (MIS) orthopedic foot and ankle surgery in the United States, including the MICA bunion correction procedure (Minimally Invasive Chevron Akin).
  • Dr. Mangone was also an early adopter of total ankle replacement in the United States, performing the first modern total ankle replacement in western North Carolina in 2001. He has performed hundreds of successful total ankle replacement since then and has spoken nationally and internationally on the topic.
  • Dr. Mangone is named on multiple patents for various devices and inventions used in foot and ankle surgery today.



  • Roger A. Mann Award Nominee, 1995, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, for paper entitled “Subtalar Arthrodesis: A Successful Treatment for Painful Inflammatory, Post-Traumatic, and Palnovalgus Condition of the Adult Hindfoot.”
  • Bubba and Drawn Award, 1995, awarded by the Chief Residents to the second-year resident who best handles the demands of the second year of orthopedic residency at Emory
  • Nominee, Best Teaching Resident in a surgical specialty, Emory University School of Medicine, Class of 1996


  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1992
  • Hewlett Packard Company Top Medical Graduate, 1993
  • Joseph P. Whitehead Foundation Scholarship, 1993, awarded to a student who has excelled academically and who has a strong interest in surgery as a career.


  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1989
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, 1988
  • Sandy Black Memorial Award, 1988, awarded to the most outstanding rising senior premedical student at Davidson College
  • Letterman, Varsity Baseball, 1989
  • W. Olin Puckett Merit Scholarship, 1988 – 1989
  • Samuel H. Bell Merit Scholarship, 1987 – 1988


  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Medical Association, 1989 – Present
  • American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Buncombe County Medical Society
Dr. Peter Mangone Delivers Ankle Instability Talk at University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Peter Mangone Delivers Ankle Instability Talk at University of Pittsburgh

Blue Ridge Region

  Foot and ankle specialist Dr. Peter Mangone served as the Grand Rounds Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery on February 22, 2023. Dr. Mangone gave a talk titled “Update on Ankle Instability: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment,” outlining innovative ways to diagnose and treat ankle injuries. Dr. Mangone is...

What’s new with Dr. Mangone

What’s new with Dr. Mangone

Blue Ridge Region

Dr. Peter Mangone, one of the three fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeons at EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Region, acted as a member of the teaching faculty at the Arthrex Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Skills Course in Naples, FL on March 4 and 5, 2010.

Abstract accepted for presentation at American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons Summer Meeting

Abstract accepted for presentation at American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons Summer Meeting

Blue Ridge Region

Dr. Peter Mangone, one of the three fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeons at EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Region, has had his abstract accepted for presentation at the July, 2010 American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons summer meeting.

Dr. Mangone and his staff have given me their utmost best care. My procedure has been life changing for me. They have shared this with me on a professional as well as personnel level. I trust their expertise. Would recommend them to my family and friends.

Rebecca N


Very good. Staff was professional, and Dr. Mangone made me feel great about the appointment.

Fred P


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