Success Stories

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At Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, we work hard to provide the best possible experience and outcome for all of our patients. We understand the 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 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!!!!!
– Charlie, Jacksboro
My trimalleolar ankle break in May 2019 was gruesome looking. I have the greatest respect for my surgeon, Dr. Robert Smith. Owing to excellent service in LaFollette and Knoxville, he operated on me just two days later, at the end of a long day in surgery. I knew he had pressed together the three breaks in my ankle to fit precisely in the same places as before the break, because there was no pain when I woke up the next morning! I never took a single pain pill. That's precise surgery! Dr. Smith was also friendly and businesslike in subsequent check-ups. KOC was also professional from paperwork at the counters, right up through nurses and x-ray technicians. Knoxville definitely has an outstanding facility in KOC and Dr. Robert Smith.
– John, Claiborne
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can live a normal and active lifestyle. I tore my quadricep in a Spartan Race and Dr. Smith was able to completely repair my leg. The rehab process was lengthy but now I exercise and live a very active lifestyle. I really appreciate the care that I received from Dr. Smith and his team at KOC.
– Eric, Greenback
Even though Dr. John Crawford is an orthopedic surgeon, he specializes in matters of the heart. Almost two decades ago, he repaired our daughter’s ACL injury. She had never had surgery before, so he mended her knee while practically holding our hands. We were shocked when she called us from inside the surgical room ON HIS PERSONAL CELL PHONE. It sounded like there was a party going on in the background, and we breathed a sigh of relief. She hasn’t had a knee problem since. Fourteen years ago, our daughter suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and although she didn’t have a single broken bone, Dr. Crawford helped us evaluate her paralyzed and postured left arm, gently guiding us through safe stretches to regain her mobility. She is thirty-three now, married, and she is a mommy to two of the cutest little boys in the whole world. She still struggles with short term memory, but her mobility has long since returned in her arm. While it’s true Dr. Crawford is a top orthopedic surgeon, I bet you didn’t know how much he knows about hearts.
– June, San Antonio, TX
Dr. Mathien is a very caring and listens to you and gives detailed feedback and answers your questions. Great surgeon who has practiced for many years and has tons of knowledge I couldn't be happier with him and his nursing staff. I hurt my knee after surgery and they were quick to get me back in to see him.
– Nancy, Knoxville
My son Austin is talented in basketball. I am so glad I took the recommendations to take him to Dr. Rappé. He did an amazing job fixing his ACL and meniscus. He is now on his journey to full recovery. He was dunking the day after being cleared. It wasn't his prettiest dunk, but that is amazing after just a day. We have had a great experience with all KOC doctors. I just have to give a extra shout out to Dr. Rappé. He makes you feel confident and he is very sagacious on the knee area. I am so blessed that my son was in great hands. He took great care of him and you never forget that. He is now getting back to starting to play ball. I would recommend Dr. Rappé to anyone and especially his expertise of the knee area. I feel my son can get to the next level after being in such great hands! Thank you Dr. Rappé!
– Kara, Newport
Thanks to my care at KOC, I am able to exercise without pain in my hips. Dr. Benson Scott’s superb bedside manner made me feel at ease with the procedure. He explained exactly what he was going to do and afterwards told me exactly what to do and not to do for the injection to be successful. I highly recommend Dr. Benson Scott for any of your arthritis problems!
– Dottie, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can enjoy life again and work without pain. Its been 7 weeks after my surgery and I have less pain than before surgery. My leg is straight now and aligned like it is supposed to be. Dr. Botero was great. You can see the passion in his eyes when he is speaking to you. He has a caring heart. I have been blessed with his care and The good Lord's guidance leading me to Dr. Botero. I highly recommend him. I did research looking for good reviews near me. So thankful!
– Sherry, Maryville
I went to the VA in 2016 at the age of 74 and found that my right shoulder was bone on bone. I could live with it, but for how long. I received steroid shots for a year and a half and decided it was time to do more. Due to a previous talk with another doctor about Dr. Spencer, and the help from the VA, I chose KOC for my next step. I had a total shoulder replacement on Dec. 6th. So far this was the best choice I ever made. Because of the professional service and information I received from Dr. Spencer and his team, I have been pain free the entire time. I receive physical therapy every week and am told I am in the 98% group of my recovery and it's only been 5 weeks. I suggest to anyone thinking of joint replacement to check with KOC and see what they can do for you.
– Thomas, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now resume my normal activities around my home, church and community. I do spend sufficient time on ladders and now I can do this again without a lot of pain. Dr. Botero spent a lot of time with me explaining what was going on in my hip, when I would need replacement, what the replacement procedure entailed, what I could do after surgery, what the recovery would be like. I had the surgery and things went great for the first week and then I got an inflammation in one of the muscles. He and his staff quickly attended to the problem and now six weeks after surgery, I am doing great. I have also had a knee replacement by him and everything went great.
– Mark, Knoxville
My son broke his hand playing baseball in April 2018. After a consultation at KOC he needed surgery. We scheduled his surgery with Dr. Calhoun and did not meet him until the day of surgery. As a mom of a 15-year-old boy, I was nervous. Dr. Calhoun met with us before surgery and explained the procedure to us. He put 2 pins and 3 screws into my son's hand. He was very humble and said “I am just a carpenter.” Every single office visit after surgery he was very patient and answered every question we had. I am so grateful for the care we received from KOC and Dr. Calhoun. My son is playing high school basketball this fall and cannot wait to get back out onto the baseball field next spring!
– Judy, Louisville
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!!
– Robin, Maryville