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

"This is my second hip in 13 years, both completed by KOC. The 2002 experience was VERY smooth and I experienced complete success and zero complications! I point out the past experience to showcase how KOC has fine-tuned their already strong processes over the years.

Dr. Matthew Nadaud and his staff have a wonderful demeanor and bedside manner! My evaluation and ALL pre-op meetings were perfect time management examples! The post-op contacts with Jennifer Riden were timely and her actions worked to expedite my rehab. In three weeks, I can already get around nicely without any walking aids and my prior hip pain is gone and my surgery pain is down to minimal and getting better daily! While everyone was great, I have to give special thanks to Vanessa Helgerson. She was my hospital precert coordinator and by default (because I had her business card) became my contact even after surgery. She was ALWAYS most pleasant and extremely helpful! I am sure, by title alone, this was not her job but she came through for me and expedited many messages to others. It certainly made a huge difference to me in the entire process!"
– Toby, Ten Mile
"I can already walk better than I could for years, even though I am still under the care of Dr. Chris Testerman after extensive foot surgery two months ago. I let my condition go far too long before surgery, which complicated things a bit and full recovery may take longer. But things are going very well and I have been able to resume some of my normal activities. Activities will increase, I'm sure, at Dr. Testerman's direction.

Dr. Testerman is a very dedicated and highly skilled surgeon. What also impresses my husband and I is the time she takes with each patient and their spouse from the initial visit, through the surgery, and each and every follow up visit. She thoroughly explains what's to be done, what she expects of the patient in the "at home" recovery process, and as busy as she is, she always has time for questions and explanations. She treats every patient as if they were "family" in the sense that she gives the degree of care she would give to her own. Andrew and I are very grateful for her service. Please share this with her as she's not one to expect compliments on her work. She's the best in her field, and we will recommend her to others. We are celebrating as my feet look and feel better for the first time in over 30 years! We can't thank Dr. Testerman enough!"
– Cathleen, Loudon
"For 3 years I could not lift my left arm more than waist high in any direction. Lots of arthritis in the shoulder and the rotator cuff had been repaired several years before and was now mostly nonexistent. Thanks to my surgery by Dr. Edwin Spencer 16 weeks ago, I now have great range of motion, 160 degrees overhead, with no pain. Dr. Spencer and his team of Jeff Jarnagin, PA and staff have given me back the use of my arm that I thought I had lost forever. They are the very best! I am now considered a walking commercial for them."
– Horace, Crossville
"I was playing in a softball game trying to catch a fly ball that was hit to me in left field when my knee popped as I was running. I was in so much pain the entire time before Dr. Russell Betcher did my surgery. I am still on the road to recovery and slowly making progress but I can walk again without any pain and inflammation. I am currently 12 weeks post-op and I am about to begin to gradually start running again!"
– Mandy, Tellico Plains
"Dr. Luke Madigan did my back surgery and I can say that at this time I am recovering from surgery well and I'm pain free. Dr. Madigan is a very caring doctor and is always concerned about my progress after the surgery and how I am feeling. His personality is great, I couldn't have asked for a nicer M.D. to have done my surgery. I would recommend him to anyone."
– Sybil, Kingston
"After suffering with knee pain too many years, a friend of my husband recommended Dr. Herman Botero, so I called KOC. How I wish I had known about him sooner. Dr. Botero replaced my right knee on June 8, 2015 and the left one July 20, 2015. I understand he is using a new procedure and my progress has been absolutely amazing. Each of my incisions are only about 4 inches long, compared to most I have seen, that are 6 or 7 inches long. I was walking without a walker on the 4th day following both surgeries. The only pain I have suffered was on returning to my room after recovery. That didn't last long and I haven't had to take pain pills since going home. I did take a half pill a couple of times at bedtime. Everyone is amazed at how fast I am recovering.

If you are suffering from knee pain, you don't have to! Please call Dr. Herman Botero at KOC and schedule an appointment. I thank God I did. Thank you Dr. Botero, KOC, Park West Hospital and Methodist Medical Physical Therapy for your excellent care of this happy patient."
– Brenda, Harriman
"I can now walk without a walker and I have relief from nerve decompression, with no pain in my hips. Thank you so very much, Dr. Paul Johnson for the back (spinal) surgery that relieved the pain on my compressed nerve, on my 3rd and 4th vertebrae.

Since my surgery, I have had no pain in my hips or my back and I am able to walk without worry of my right leg falling under me. The surgery was successful...I am very thankful to Dr. Johnson for the wonderful procedure he performed. I also want to thank the KOC clinic for its excellent service to me."
– Phyllis, Kingston
"Since Dr. J. Kimbro Maguire performed surgery to repair the slipped disc in my neck, I am living life without constant pain in my shoulders. Dr. Maguire was excellent to work with and provided all the information I needed. After six weeks of recovery, I feel like a brand new man. Thanks again Dr. Maguire!"
– Donny, Corryton
"Thank you Dr. Paul Johnson, I can now get back to normal every day living and functions without the pain in my back and leg. Thanks again, Dr. Johnson!"
– Susan, Maynardville
"Thanks to Dr. Luke Madigan, since my back surgery I can live a great life again. I had the best care of any surgery that I have had in many years. I have been using KOC for a few years now and I have always had the best care and help of any Healthcare facility."
– Francis, Knoxville
"I am greatly pleased with my Lumbar Back Fusion surgery done by Dr. Kimbro Maguire. It has been four months since my surgery. I was past walking and now I am back to most activities."
– Janis, Straw Plains
"My 93 yr old mother-in-law broke her femur. We arrived at Park West hospital at 9am and Dr. Luke Madigan was already there assisting another patient. Instead of having to wait for another doctor to come to the hospital he said he would do her surgery. He had to put in a steel rod so she could walk. She has done exceptionally well. We just went back for her 5 month check up and he was amazed at how well she has healed. She was released from his care. He did a wonderful job taking care of her. I would rate him as a 10 on all aspects of her care. Thanks for everything."
– Judy (for Opal), Knoxville