Dr. Nadaud began his practice at KOC in 2001, providing specialized care in primary and revision total joint replacement, partial knee replacement and other joint-preserving procedures. Dr. Nadaud is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (formerly Medical College of Ohio). Dr. Nadaud received his general orthopaedic residency training at SUMMA Health System in Akron, Ohio, and completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery with Charlotte Orthopaedic Specialists in North Carolina.
Dr. Nadaud is board certified and is committed to providing the most current, successful treatment options to his patients. In addition to his surgical practice, Dr. Nadaud is very active in orthopaedic research within his specialty areas. He has been published in numerous professional journals and has presented his research findings at local, regional and national orthopaedic meetings as well as serving as a faculty instructor at orthopaedic educational meetings. Dr. Nadaud also serves as a research consultant in the development and refinement of joint replacement systems and instrumentation. He has performed over 10,000 total joint surgeries to date.
Dr. Nadaud is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Nadaud has served on the board of the Arthritis Foundation in Knoxville and is a member of several hospital-based committees dedicated to providing the best orthopaedic care in the region. Through interdisciplinary cooperation, Dr. Nadaud helped develop multimodal pain management and rapid recovery protocols.
Dr. Nadaud has a team that cares for his joint replacement patients. That team includes Jason Varney, MSN FNP-BC, Sarah Teffeteller, LPN, and Joy Johnson. Jason is an advanced practice provider with orthopaedic experience who assists Dr. Nadaud in surgery and sees post-operative patients at Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center and in the hospital setting. Jason also sees hip and knee patients in the office. Sarah is Dr. Nadaud's primary nurse. Joy is Dr. Nadaud’s patient liaison and provides clerical support. They discuss with patients their overall health care issues prior to treatment and educate them on what to expect throughout the process. The team works exclusively with joint replacement patients and will be available before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and continuity of specialized care.
Dr. Nadaud and his wife have three children. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and staying active with sports and fitness training. His other interests include scuba diving, snow skiing, mountain biking, reading and travel.
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Pictured left to right - Jennifer Riden, APRN-BC, Joy Johnson, Patient Liaison, Matthew C. Nadaud, MD, Sarah Teffeteller, LPN, and Jason Varney, MSN FNP-BC
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What patients say about Dr. nadaud
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can get back to hiking with my family, pain free.
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk and perform all the chores and jobs I need to! I had total left hip replacement in 2003 and today I'm having some cosmetic work done again. Then in about 3 months Dr. Nadaud will replace my right hip. Then I will be in good shape to start enjoying my life again.
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now do the routine things I used to do without pain: mow my yard, ride a bike, hike, use stairs, and walk with my wife. The knee pain had gotten so bad that the simple act of walking was becoming difficult as time progressed. We enjoyed traveling, but that had not been much of an option for the last couple of years. I'm happy to say that on January 7, 2019 (just over 3 months after my surgery, which was October 5, 2018) we enjoyed a trip to Israel. The attached picture shows us on the Mt. of Olives overlooking Jerusalem! We walked/hiked 53 miles over a seven day period. There is no way I could have done this, or even attempted this trip, prior to Dr. Nadaud performing the partial replacement. Thank you Dr. Nadaud, staff, and the KOC team for restoring the quality of my life!
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can go to Disney World with my family! Eight weeks post full knee replacement I went with my son's family for a four-day trip to Disney. Thanks to Dr. Nadaud and his fantastic staff, I enjoyed my vacation! I received wonderful care at Knoxville Orthopaedic Center!
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now hike in the Smokies and walk without pain!! I now have 500+ miles of hiking under my belt!! In April 2014, Dr. Nadaud performed bilateral total knee replacements on me. Prior to the surgery, I had been in a lot of pain and had a significant limp and altered gait and I had dealt with this for several years. I was reluctant to have such a major surgery but I am so glad that I did! For years before the surgery I could not even walk long enough to shop without so much pain! I dreaded even grocery shopping! Having hiked before my knee problems, I never thought I would be able to hike again. Wrong!! One year after I had the surgery, I was able to hike to Mt LeConte! This past Tuesday we hiked to Mt LeConte again which put my husband and I over the 500 mile mark for hiking in the Smokies since 2016. I attribute my ability to hike to Dr. Nadaud who essentially gave me back my ability to live an active life! I do not have any knee pain now! Of course, I have a little soreness after a long hike but this is normal! The soreness is gone in a day or so even after a long hike! I am so thankful for Dr. Nadaud and his expertise and kindness. I recommend him wholeheartedly! He is the best from my perspective! I am eternally grateful! Thank you Dr. Nadaud!
Thanks to our joint replacements at KOC, we just got back from an Alaskan Cruise and we walked 86 miles! Yep, 86! Thank you Dr. Nadaud for "fixing" us!
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can continue enjoying the activities I love. I put off knee replacements for years, thinking it would not benefit me at my age (73). I can not thank Dr. Nadaud and his staff enough for what they have given back to me. After my visit with Dr. Nadaud and all his encouragement, I had both knees done July 1st 2019. 13 weeks later, I was on a flowrider (surfing), and have plans to be back on the snow (snowboarding) this winter. It was my idea for many years; if I have knee replacements, they will not support any extreme activities. If you are one who has the same fears, talk to Dr Nadaud. All I can say is THANK YOU!!!!!
After a partial knee replacement in Sept. 2017 I am back on the slopes! Thank you Dr. Nadaud, Dr. Betcher and the KOC joint replacement team!!
Thanks to my outpatient total knee replacement just 8 weeks ago with Dr. Nadaud at Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center, I'm already able to work on my garden. I'm also excited about fishing and hunting season this year, as I wasn't able to go much last year due to my pain.
Thanks to my hip replacement with Dr. Nadaud, I am back on the tennis court, golf course and trail riding with my wife. Life is great.