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 from Dr. Botero at KOC, I am pain free and completed the 34 mile Virginia Creeper bike trail. I selected Dr. Botero to do a total knee replacement because he does minimally invasive quad sparing knee replacements and spent time with me to discuss options - very patient and extremely competent. I am extremely pleased with my recovery time and my dramatically improved level of activity.
– Gary, Crossville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now move about my daily business without sciatic pain, which, at times, was all-encompassing and seemingly unending. I had developed a limp over several years assuming it was continuing issues with other arthritic hot-spots (have had knee and hip replacements as well as foot surgery). Despite therapy, the limp continued, then increasing pain. One month after spinal fusion surgery, I feel like the person I used to be, able to stride normally and without pain. THANK YOU, Dr. Madigan!!!
– Kathryn, Oak Ridge
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk again. Dr. Nadaud did my knee replacement on Nov. 22, 2017. I was able to quit using my walker and walking stick after the first week. I took 1-2 pain pills the first week and Tylenol after that. I feel AMAZING. I would do it all over again tomorrow! It has been 3 weeks and I have walked more since surgery than in 4-5 years! I can't believe how great I've done and feel. Dr. Nadaud and his staff are wonderful, caring, and there to answer any questions or address any problems you might have. Dr. Nadaud, thank you! I will highly recommend you and your staff.
– Tammy, Knoxville
Thanks to my total knee replacement by Dr. Botero, I can hit tennis after 14 weeks.
– Bobby, Norris
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can finally have relief from the worst pain that I have ever experienced in my life. Dr. Paul Johnson from the first appointment through surgery and after care was exceptional above any I have ever received from a doctor. He explained what was wrong in my lower back which was a herniated disc pinching a nerve. He suggested fusion and decompression and explained start to finish what would occur. I had no doubt he was who I wanted to care for me. He did the surgery and when he came to the hospital room the next day, after examining my incision and lower back, he sat down and talked with me. I have never had a doctor do that and impressed me beyond words! I already have passed along his name if a doctor in his field was needed. I just wanted to let you know he kept his word and I never felt rushed. So thank you Dr. Paul Johnson. I can’t thank you enough and feel blessed with your care.
– Sherri, Mascot
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can get out of a chair pain free. My hip had been getting worse over the last 10 years. Dr. Botero replaced it and within weeks I noticed an extreme difference in my mobility and discomfort. He is a kind and calming physician with the expertise that I would trust to do the other hip when that becomes necessary. Thank you.
– Terri, Kodak
I had no noticeable pain with two shoulder replacements thanks to Dr. Spencer and his elite team. Sleeping and activities are pain free also. I can't say how much better daily life is, back to the honey-do list.
– Maurice, Bean Station
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk again. Dr. Rappé is the best orthopedic surgeon I've ever known. I had a torn ACL and torn cartilage and he did an excellent job. I would never use another surgeon again but him.
– Mattie, Oliver Springs
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can enjoy wedding planning with my daughter, explore the caverns of Tennessee with my husband, and enjoy life again all at six weeks post-op! Prior to my surgery on February 23, 2018, tasks such as cleaning, shopping, standing, sitting, and walking were excruciating. I began seeing Dr. Madigan in December of 2017. He ordered an MRI which showed a herniated disc (L4 & L5). I recall during the holiday season of 2017 being unable to enjoy Christmas shopping with my daughter and other festivities due to being unable to stand or walk without pain for even a few moments. Dr. Madigan was not quick to suggest surgery as he and I both saw surgery as the last resort. I had an epidural injection at the end of January and sadly it was not effective. My daughter was engaged on February 10, 2018. This was a time of celebration and I knew I was not going to let my injury ruin my enjoying this moment. During my follow up appointment in February, Dr. Madigan and I spoke about what the next options were and decided surgery was the best option. I cannot thank Dr. Madigan enough for giving me my life back. Now I am able to enjoy the wedding planning with my daughter, explore caves with my husband, and enjoy life.
– Amy, Seymour
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can look forward to a pain free day. The one thing in life I always knew was that I would never, ever have back surgery. It was my biggest fear and I did everything I could to take care that it would never happen. But as life would have it, that is exactly what I had to have at age 67. For a year I lived with back pain that I tolerated. Then 6 months ago, the pain became unbearable. I could only get some relief lying on the floor. This led me to KOC and Dr. Madigan. Dr. Madigan was informative and straightforward about my situation. He answered every question I had, and did not leave the room until he was sure I had all the knowledge I needed. Two months after my visit, I had a synovial cyst removed and a fusion. I was terrified, but Dr. Madigan's reputation and competent, confident manner allayed my fears. Immediately after the surgery, I was surprised at how little pain there was. Now, just three weeks later, I only take a Tylenol occasionally and am walking 2 miles daily. I know I have a way to go before I can resume the gardening that I love, but I have every confidence now that it will happen. But mostly, I am so relieved to have the pain I was in gone. I am so very thankful for Dr. Madigan and his surgical skill and that he is available to us in this region. Thank you, Dr. Madigan.
– Mary, Greeneville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk without pain and get back to living life! Thank you Dr. Botero for doing an awesome right total knee replacement!! I was able to breeze thru physical therapy, walking without a cane after two weeks. The physical therapy team at Tennova North was wonderful! I felt so much better the day of surgery, I was so elated. I had bilateral partial replacements done 4 years ago. Noticed problems with walking in November that got progressively worse. Surgery was in March and I was back to work in 6 weeks. The minimally invasive surgery recovery was fantastic! I would highly recommend Dr. Botero and his great team. He is very informative, knowledgeable, and personable! I felt totally at ease before and after surgery. Thank you again for my new lease on life!
– Roxann, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can live pain and worry free. Time to get back to the golf course!! I just wanted to express the very high level of care that Dr. Nadaud and his entire team at KOC have given to me for my total knee replacement. From my initial appointment meeting with Jason Varney to Dr. Nadaud’s confirmation that surgery was needed, my experience has been extremely positive. The communication level of pre-op written and verbal instructions from the surgery center at Fort Sanders West made myself and my family very assured that I would be under very good care. Also questions just prior to the surgery were answered by Sarah Teffeteller and again made my experience stress free. The overnight post-op care provided by the KOC Surgery Center made me feel like I was the only patient in the Center. Medication questions after surgery were answered promptly and given in written format to be taken home. Rating my experience and confidence level in KOC is a 10 out of 10. Thank you for providing total quality care and in turn making it a positive experience.
– Paul, Knoxville