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 now walk pain free! Dr. Botero and his staff are absolutely amazing. I had my 2nd hip replacement about a month ago and have never felt better. I had both my hips replaced before most people even have one hip replacement but my quality of life is so much better. Before seeing Dr. Botero, I was told I needed to have knee surgery due to the constant pain in my knees. Dr. Botero attributed the pain to my hips not my knees. The journey I have been thru the past year and the long trips from Louisiana are definitely worth it for the care I received by Dr. Botero and his staff.
– Julie, Covington, LA
Dr. Smith repaired a torn tendon in my rotator cuff through arthroscopic surgery. He started me with physical therapy three days after surgery. I had very little pain. I now (six months later) have full mobility and am building strength in that shoulder. Based on conversations with others who have had this surgery, mine has been particularly well done.
– Ward, Ten Mile
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can actually sleep, walk, and so much more. I was even able to get on my bicycle and do a little riding. As I continue to heal, I am looking forward to running again and living the outdoor life that I once knew. 10 years ago I had a motorcycle wreck with complete compound fractures to the lower left led and complications from infections. The leg was saved. I suffered this whole time begging someone to amputate. I spoke to many doctors over the past 10 years. Medically, my leg was perfectly good but I could not even get a release to go back to work. I thank God for sending me to Doctor Short. He agreed to amputate. That is the best thing any doctor has ever done for me. 1 month after surgery I was walking on a prosthetic normally and without feeling like my bones rebreaking with each step. I am out of the pain clinic and cannot wait to be in a prosthetic that will enable me to be even more active. I cannot say thank you enough to Dr. Short for the amputation, praying friends and family, and to God who makes all things possible.
– Daniel, Clinton
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can use my hand and fingers. Dr. Rogozinski made me feel comfortable and he seemed to really care. I wouldn't trade him for nothing. He is great to have as my doctor. Dr. Rogozinski takes his time with me to get a good idea on what's happening with my fingers. He answers my questions and makes sure I understand his answers. He is awesome and I have complete faith in him.
– Dawn, Sevierville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can appreciate having my life back every single day. I came to KOC in fall of 2017 not knowing which way to turn, feeling confused, feeling alone and even a little depressed. I spent most of that year being treated for lower back problems and my leg pain was getting worse. Ten minutes with Dr. Paul Johnson and a couple of screams later, I was on my way to not another lower back surgery but a right hip replacement courtesy of Dr. Herman Botero. Imagine my shock at 51 when he walked in and said “You need a new hip and soon....it’s going to get even worse before we can get you in.” My shock gave way to confidence as we discussed the procedure and even made a few jokes. He put me at ease with a “bedside manner” that was quite relaxing and positive to say the least. As you might have guessed, the procedure went off without a hitch and over 2 years later, I’ve yet to have any pain. I look at it as a miracle of modern medical technology and I give thanks to God almost every day for Dr. Botero and his team. A year later, I hiked up to “The Channels” on Brumley Mtn. which is northwest of Abington, VA. I took in the vista, snapped a few pics and realized I was up there because of the fine folks at KOC.
– Sean, Knoxville
20 years ago, I had an ACL reconstruction done by my KOC partner, Dr. Greg Mathien. Three weeks prior, I was playing church league basketball (at age 37) and landed after an otherwise innocent rebound and felt a strange thunk in my left knee. Everybody else thought I had rolled my ankle. I knew it was different (I am a pediatric orthopedist at KOC). Three days later, I let myself accept the truth and let Dr. Mathien examine my knee. He was calm and talkative as he manipulated my knee, but then said, “Oh yeah. Your ACL is gone.” Three weeks of working out the stiffness and weakness and then day of surgery. I had complete faith and trust in him and all went well. Therapy at KOC started three days later. I was back to work in a week. I was riding a 60 mile bike ride 3 months later, and skiing with college buddies the next winter. I have played with my kids (now all grown), done dozens of triathlons, and gone on many multi-day bike trips for my birthday since then and never had a hint of problem with my knee. Thank you, Dr. Mathien, for letting me push back middle age a couple decades (and counting).
– Cameron, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk without a limp, sleep better due to less knee pain and enjoy a better quality of life. Dr. Betcher referred me to Dr. Botero and from the first appointment until my release he and his team were very helpful and professional in all that they did! We would definitely recommend their services to anyone needing knee replacement surgery. They are a first class group and go the extra mile.
– Dan, Sevierville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can move my arm all around now without pain. I'm gaining strength by going to PT. Follow orders and you won't have a problem. Love Dr. Spencer and his entire team. I highly recommend them!!!!!
– Sharie, Crossville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can get into and out of car, bed and climb stairs without pain. It’s the FIRST TIME in several years to be pain free (or almost pain free) after repeated visits to my previous doctor at another practice who had done my original hip replacements. The immediate results of the hip replacements were good. However when I started to have pain and physical limitations several years later the original doc told me nothing could be done; I just needed to accept it and know I’d never be pain free again. I accepted that because he has a remarkable reputation. When I had a major traumatic orthopedic event in late December I met Dr. Dillworth while hospitalized. At followup, his office staff and he and his colleagues were kind and caring. All 3 KOC doctors I had contact with in January showed compassion and understanding and reassured me I would be taken care of that day...and I was. It was a total 180 degree difference from interaction at the other practice where I got no treatment at all and rude hostile interaction from the doctor.
– Sara, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can get back to hiking with my family, pain free.
– Beth, Powell
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.
– Roger, Seymour
Thanks to my care at KOC, I'm finally able to walk with my left leg without the searing pain I have endured for the last 6 months. My surgery is very recent, but I can say the care I received from Dr. Johnson and his staff cannot be described any other way than excellent.
– Debbie, Knoxville