Success Stories

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At the Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, we work hard to provide the best possible experiences and outcomes for all of our patients. We understand that freedom and enjoyment that comes from increased mobility and decreased pain, and we often have patients tell us that because of their care, they can now live a fuller, more active life.

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Patient Testimonials

Thanks to our care at KOC, my daughters and I can do the things we love to do! Dr. Becker fixed my shoulder and knee, Jennifer's compartment syndrome, and Emily's ACL. Thanks Dr. Becker for fixing us!
– Patricia, Jennifer and Emily Burke, Ewing, VA
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can play golf again! Dr. Covino is the best. I think he can walk on water! Since my two knee replacements, I've had two holes-in-one and won the Knox Area Women's Golf Association Net Championship. Thank you Dr. Covino for my new knees!
– Patricia, Maryville
I am just three and a half weeks out from hip replacement surgery and I am able to run the stairs and start back to abbreviated P90X workouts. I am 55 and the cartilage in my hip wore out from a genetic condition where the shape of my hip bone didn't match the shape of the cup it fit into. I decided not to wait for years until I was crippled. In the last year, I had already given up racquetball and volleyball. I was faithful to follow the doctor's instructions at home and to do my physical therapy exercises each day. They were very painful at first. But each day I saw progress. By week three I could climb the stairs without pain. I continued some pain medication to help me sleep, but now I am completely off everything except the anti-inflammatory prescription which I will take until week six. My biggest concern at my post-op visit with Dr. Botero is that I can't get back into the hot tub until week six. Bummer. But everything else is coming up roses. There certainly was some pain involved, but I don't see how it could have gone better.
– Gregor, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk again with no limp and no pain in my hip. Dr. Botero is the most amazing doctor. I would highly recommend him for your orthopaedic needs. If I had to describe his skill level and care, I would say he is like the Tom Brady of the orthopaedic world. I was treated with nothing but respect and dignity. He is just simply the best at what he does. He does his best work every time.
– Chris, Mosheim
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk without back or leg pain! I almost backed out of hip replacement surgery at the last minute because people would say, "What if you never walk again?" I got scared, but thank God I went through with it! My first worry was getting out of bed, but it was no problem. I took my last dose of pain medication at 3:45 a.m. the day after my surgery, and I had no pain after that. I did therapy three times a week for three weeks and never had any pain. Now I'm 28 days out of surgery and can do what ever I need and want to do. Thank you Dr. Botero for a great job. I'll be back for another one!
– Sandy, Crossville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can play soccer again! Dr. Betcher and Dr. Rappe were amazing and helped get me back on the field in 6 months. I was 9 years old when I had to have my ACL and meniscus repaired, and I just wanted to go back to being a kid again. Thank you!
– Caiden, Knoxville
Thanks to my knee replacement with Dr. Becker, I can now walk and play with my grandchildren and work again! 14 weeks after surgery and I feel great! Knee is a little stiff and still hurts at times, but it's so much better than before!!
– Tresha, Cosby
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can get back to an active lifestyle pain free. Dr. Rappe and his staff are great. They were very prompt in scheduling my quad/patellar tendon repair and getting me started with physical therapy so that I could return to doing the things I like to do as soon as possible. I have not had one bit of pain since. The staff at the physical therapy center was great as well and are very knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Rappe and the entire K.O.C. staff are my kind of people...faithful, professional, and have great people skills and keep a smile on their face. I totally recommend K.O.C.!
– Stan, Maryville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now walk essentially pain free in my right knee. Dr Botero did such an excellent job on my right knee replacement that four months later I decided to have left knee replacement. His skills as a surgeon and his bedside manners are incredible. I traveled quite a distance for his services. I will travel again when it is time for hip replacement surgery. He takes time to explain the procedure and answer all questions. Thank you Dr. Botero.
– Sandy, Harrodsburg, KY
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can get around much better. Dr. Botero ordered an injection in my left hip area, I believe for bursitis. I have had horrific pain in that area for nearly a year. The nurse said it would take a week or so to really help. Well, the second day I am pain free in that area! I give praise to GOD for sending me to the right doctor. Thanks so much, Dr. Botero. My best to you and KOC.
– Frank, LaFollette
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk better and have gotten the pain relief I was needing. Dr. Paul Johnson is an excellent doctor who explained in great detail everything that was going to take place during surgery and what would take place after surgery. I am lucky to have had such a great doctor do my back surgery.
– Charles, Maynardville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can do anything! It's been nearly a year since my partial knee replacement with Dr. Nadaud. For the past 7 months I have been biking up to 25 miles, hiking in the Smokies, and recently running a few miles on the treadmill.
– Lew, Maryville
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