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 have my life back!! I had spinal fusion and disc decompression done on November 6 by Dr. Paul Johnson and I can’t thank him enough for giving me my life back. My 27th wedding anniversary is February 14 and my 52nd birthday is February 19. I never thought I would ever be without back pain again in my life, but everything Dr. Johnson said start to finish went as he said and now not to have back pain at all brings me to tears because no words express my gratitude to him as well as his staff. This is the first doctor I’ve taken the time to thank and I hope my words will help others who are reluctant to have surgery. He’s an amazing person.
– Sherri, Mascot
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can continue to actively participate in lacrosse and ice hockey at the age of 54. Dr. Mathien operated on both of my knees. He repaired my ACL, MCL and meniscus in my right knee, then repaired a chipped bone and possible infection in my left knee due to an accident. He was wonderful and caring and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
– Ed, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can live without pain. I have had replacement on both hips. I had a bad experience with the left one, which was done in Kingsport. Then thank God I met Dr. Sherrell at KOC. He did the right hip, which has never given any trouble whatsoever. I would highly recommend Dr. Sherrell. I feel he's at the top of the best list.
– Wilma, Mooresburg
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk like a champion and without pain. I had total hip replacement 3 weeks ago. I was very impressed with the organization and professionalism of KOC. My surgery went well and my recovery has been amazing! It was much better than I anticipated. I used a walker for a couple days, a cane for a couple more and then I was on my way. I had very little pain and stopped all pain medication within a few days. I did all the exercises before and after the surgery as illustrated in the well organized note book. I started driving after 12 days with no problem...and surgery was on my right hip. All my neighbors have requested Dr. Botero's name and number if they ever need joint replacement. I feel like the poster child!
– Fran, Fairfield Glade
Thanks to my care at KOC by Dr. Crawford, I can play baseball again! On June 25, 2017, I was pitching in a baseball tournament when my elbow snapped. On July 27, 2017, Dr. Crawford performed surgery to secure the bone in place using a screw. While I was not the best patient (I broke the cast, had it secured, then got it wet and had to have it removed early) I have worked hard to get back to baseball. By early August I was throwing again, and on September 10, 2017, I pitched for the first time since the injury. That's 11 weeks!
– Evan, Lenoir City
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can climb stairs without pain in my right knee. My experience has been exceptional - thanks to Dr. Botero and his minimally invasive technique. I also owe a debt of gratitude to the folks at KOC physical therapy. I am thrilled with the results and have scheduled the left knee replacement for later this year. I am hopeful for the same results and look forward to a huge improvement in my quality of life.
– Nancy, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can go back to living the life I was used to with no pain. Thank you to Dr Madigan and his staff. He was there when I needed him.
– Mike, Friendsville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk without a limp. I suffered several years with my knee and it got to the point where I couldn't walk because my knee was catching, and I was afraid I would fall and my hip would break and I would have to have hip surgery first. So I went ahead and decided to do my knee surgery, and I'm glad I did. I have used KOC before and I was very pleased. I did some research on Dr. Botero and he was very highly recommended and as of today, I'm glad I decided to go with him. I had my surgery June 19th and was walking that night, came home the next day and I have been walking without a limp ever since. I will recommend everyone that has a knee replacement to remember one important thing: exercise, exercise, exercise. That is the key to quick recovery. I would recommend Dr. Herman G. Botero to anyone who has knee surgery, and I would like to say a special thanks to Siri, Andrea, and Chris at KOC for my 8 weeks of intense, helpful therapy. And most of all thanks to Dr. Botero for helping me be able to walk again. I would also like to praise God for guiding Dr. Botero so that I could have a successful surgery and recovery.
– Barbra, Lenoir City
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can be mobile again! Dr. Calhoun is the only doctor I know who has the best sense of humor. He always makes me laugh. I wish all my doctors were like that. Thanks, Dr.Calhoun, for making me feel like you care.
– Sharon, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I finished a full Tough Mudder today. Since Dec. 31, 2016...this is my third injury I have had treatment from Dr. Betcher for, but by far the worst. I ripped open my left knee severely in a trail running accident New Year's Eve down to the tendons and never got one infection and was able to heal and continue running eventually thanks to Dr. Betcher and Dr. Botero. The next was a severe sternal contusion from a jet ski that took about 5 weeks to heal before being able to do a push-up again. But the latest was slipping on a wet pool deck and laterally dislocating my right knee and chipping the patella 8 weeks ago. For a runner, hiker, part time river guide on the Ocoee, and general adrenaline junky, this injury was a struggle mentally and physically. But thanks to the amazing care I always I completed the 11 mile race with 22 obstacles. To say I am excited is an understatement. Next weekend is my first Spartan race and I have full confidence in myself after today! Thank you to all the KOC staff and especially Dr. Betcher for always helping me heal and being so conscious of my passions so I can get back to what I love. Today was a good day!
– Kathryn, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can run again! I injured my right hip (femur) when I was running. I could barely walk and was in a lot of pain. I finally bit the bullet and went to see Dr. Johnson after I realized I was not going to heal without seeing a doctor. He took amazing care of me! He put me on crutches and ordered an MRI. He figured out that I had a stress fracture and wanted to let it heal with PT and crutches instead of heading straight to surgery. Under Dr. Johnson's care, I healed and I am now running again and I didn't have to have surgery! Dr. Johnson helped me get to the root cause of my fracture and provided excellent care. He took the time to talk to me about my issues and he was encouraging and cared. I would highly recommend Dr. Johnson for any sports medicine injury.
– Madeline, Knoxville
Thanks to his care at KOC and Dr. Gaylord, my son is back to school and football. We were totally impressed by Dr. Gaylord and his staff.
– Michael, Knoxville