The Nash Joint Replacement Center has implemented a comprehensive, planned course of treatment. We believe that you play a key role in promoting a successful recovery. Our goal is to involve you in your treatment through each step of the program. Our comprehensive guidebook will give you the necessary information to promote a more successful surgical outcome.
Your team includes physicians, physicians’ assistants, joint care technicians (JCTs), nurses and physical and occupational therapists specializing in total joint care. Every detail, from preoperative teaching to postoperative exercising, is considered and reviewed with you. The Joint Care Coordinator will plan your treatment program and guide you through it.
Dr. Edgar Allen Fike IV
Dr. Fike received an undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas in Witchita, KS. Dr. Fike completed his internship and residency training at the Wichita Center for Graduate Medical Education in Wichita, KS in 1994 and 1998 respectively.
Dr. Edgar Allen Fike is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon whose expertise lies in total joint replacements, the evaluation and treatment of sports injuries, trauma, and general orthopaedic surgery. He performs minimally-invasive surgeries, total and partial knee replacements, shoulder replacements, and orthopaedic surgery of the arms and legs. Dr. Fike also performs non-surgical care of the lower and upper extremities.
In addition, Dr. Fike is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. He has been deployed for five tours of duty in Kosovo, Germany, Bosnia, Iraq, and most recently Afghanistan.
Dr. Eduardo Marsigli
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Marsigli joined the Nash Health Care Systems medical staff in 1975. He received his medical education at the University of Buenos Aires and completed his internship and surgical residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ and Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. In addition, he completed three years of orthopedic residency at Michael Reese Hospital and also held a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at Passavant Hospital in Chicago. He has extensive experience in primary joint replacement and revisions and has practiced in the area for more than 20 years.
Dr. Marsigli practices with Nash Orthopedic Associates, PA and can be reached at 252.443.8830. He maintains a satellite office in Roanoke Rapids, NC and can be reached there at 252.535.1655.
Dr. Greig V. McAvoy
Dr. McAvoy graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto, Canada with a Bachelor of Science in physiology & anatomy. He earned a master of science degree as well as a Ph.D. in exercise physiology, also at the University of Toronto. In 1989, he completed his medical degree at the University of Calgary where he also served his internship and orthopaedic residency. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He completed a post-graduate fellowship in Reconstructive Total Joint Arthroplasty at the Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital in Charlotte, NC. He is board certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. McAvoy specializes in joint replacement and arthritis surgery. He is the Surgeon Leader of the joint replacement program at Nash Health Care Systems. Special interests include trauma, pediatric orthopaedics and the treatment and care of sports related injuries.
Dr. McAvoy is married to Shirley Braakman of Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada and they have three children, Kristen, Spencer and Lee.
Dr. J. Greg Nelson
Raised in Ayden, NC, Dr. Nelson received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1986, he received his medical degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, NC. While in medical school, Dr. Nelson served as class president. Upon graduation, he received the Upjohn Award. Dr. Nelson completed his internship and residency at Emory University and Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Nelson is a past president of the NC Orthopaedic Association and board certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Nelson’s interests include the treatment of sports related injuries, total joint reconstruction, trauma and pediatric orthopaedics. He served as resident physician for the Emory University Eagles during his residency.
Dr. Nelson is married to Nancy Deyton of Greenville, NC and they have four children: Rob, Travis, Clay and Caroline.
Dr. Robert C. Martin
Dr. Martin received an undergraduate degree in Biology from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, graduating in 1982. Dr. Martin completed his internship and residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD in 1983 and 1988 respectively.
Dr. Martin is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and has worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor at VA Medical Center/Duke University in Durham, NC.
While he enjoys treating a wide range of orthopaedic problems, his special interests is in advanced arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, knee and shoulder problems.