Phillip A. Bostian, MD
Phillip A. Bostian, MD

Joint Replacement

Foothills Region


Phillip Bostian is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis and joint replacement. Dr. Bostian pursued his undergraduate degree at Lenoir-Rhyne University graduating with magna cum laude honors. He then graduated with honors from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and continued his medical training at West Virginia University for Orthopaedic Surgery residency. During residency, he learned how joint replacements drastically improve the quality of one’s life and recognized he wanted to further specialize his skills in this field, which led him to Indiana University to complete an Adult Reconstruction Fellowship.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Dr. Bostian and his family knew they wanted to raise their family in North Carolina and the family-oriented city of Hickory, where he obtained his undergraduate degree, was the perfect fit. When Dr. Bostian isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Amanda, and their two children, Reed and Kinsley. In his free time, you can also find Dr. Bostian hiking, gardening or crafting BBQ on his smoker. Dr. Bostian has a passion for helping people achieve a pain-free quality of life and his mission is to provide world class joint replacement to the Hickory and Foothills community.


Complex Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: Small Stems for Big Challenges

Total hip arthroplasty is one of the most successful operations in all of medicine. Femoral deformities from malunion, prior osteotomy, and retained surgical implants all present unique challenges. Corrective osteotomy and hardware removal add significant morbidity to an operation that typically has a fast recovery.

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Thromboelastography is predictive of mortality, blood transfusions, and blood loss in patients with traumatic pelvic fractures: a retrospective cohort study

Purpose In patients with traumatic pelvic fractures, thromboelastography (TEG) is a useful tool to rapidly evaluate and identify coagulation disturbances. The purpose of this study was to examine the coagulation kinetics of patients with traumatic pelvic fractures (pelvic ring and/or acetabulum) by analyzing the TEG results at initial presentation and its relationship with mortality and blood loss.

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Rate of surface contamination in the operating suite during revision total joint arthroplasty

Background This study estimated operating room surface contamination rates during aseptic vs septic total joint arthroplasty and evaluated the similarity between clinically infecting organisms and those isolated from contaminated surfaces.

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Patient Education Videos

Welcome to our patient education video library! Explore this section for resources on patient education animations. Our video animations provide information about various medical conditions including anatomy, symptoms, and treatment procedures in presentations that are simple and easy for patients to understand. We are happy to discuss your condition and treatment options in greater detail, and answer any questions you may have.

Disclaimer: All information presented on this page is intended for informational purposes only and not for rendering medical advice. The information contained herein is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Click on the desired multimedia patient education videos to learn more on various conditions and surgical management.


First Visit Guide

When you come for your appointment, please bring the following:

  • Driver’s License or a valid ID
  • Insurance Information
  • Referral Letter (If Required)
  • Reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT Scans, etc. and any other relevant information
  • List of medications (if any)

To Cancel Appoitment

Telephone the office during business hours and allow at least 1 days’ notice so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list.

We recognize that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. Occasionally emergencies or patients require a little more time, and these cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologize if we keep you waiting.

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Post-op Instructions

Apart from the specific instructions given to you depending on the type of surgery you have undergone, the basic general instructions that you should follow after your surgery are as follows:

  • Take pain relieving and other medications as advised. Pain relieving medication should be taken with food. After the first 48 hours of surgery, take the pain medication only when needed.
  • Do not drink alcohol, drive a vehicle, operate any machinery or sign a legal document for the first 24 hours after the surgery as the effects of the sedative and/or the anesthesia administered during the surgery may last for the first 24 hours of the surgery.
  • Use ice packs to control swelling. However, make sure that the ice bag does not leak into the dressing. Ice packs can be used liberally for the first 48 hours and even later, if required.
  • Follow the specific restriction of activity, as advised. Remember that it is easier to prevent developing pain rather than managing it once it has already developed. Rest for a few days after the surgery and keep the operated extremity elevated, above the level of your heart, to control swelling.
  • Keep the dressing clean and dry to promote wound healing.
  • Try to begin physical therapy a day or two after the surgery. Exercises in the first week are usually aimed at regaining joint motion. Strengthening exercises are initiated later. Regular exercises are critical for a successful outcome.
  • Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated drinks.
  • Schedule your follow-up appointment with your doctor as advised.

Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Increased drainage from the incision
  • Increased redness around the operated area
  • Increased swelling that does not decrease with ice and elevation
  • Foul odor
  • Fever greater than 101°F
  • Coldness, numbness or blanched white or bluish color of the fingers or toes
  • Sudden calf pain or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

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EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

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A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.