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 resume hiking and all the outdoor sports that I love. I fell (mile 9) during a 10.6 mile hike in the GSMNP, fracturing my ankle. I needed to get back to work ASAP so Dr. Testerman discussed two options with me. I liked that she was to the point and also she came across very caring. The nurse Heather was also awesome and can't say enough about her. I have had casts before and let me tell you...the casting specialists at KOC are the BEST! Thanks Dr. Testerman for getting me back outdoors. I am 62 years old, a grandmother and registered nurse. I’m working on completing the 900 mile GSMNP trail map while still working full time.
– Trish, Maryville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk again! I have had difficulty walking for several years, and after my knee replacement I was on my feet the same day, walking with a walker. Within only seven weeks, I was able to progress from walker to cane, then to walking without either. The scar is already barely visible. I recommend Dr. Botero highly to anyone who needs his services.
– Ken, Knoxville
Dr. Robert Smith took excellent care of my Aunt Monna. She fell and it turned out that she had a broken humerous. Since she is 78 and it was a small crack, he was reluctant to put her through the stress of surgery and a long recovery. She spent 6 weeks in a sling and per his instructions, used her arm minimally at most. She was reviewed every couple of weeks for progress and eventually got to go to therapy with Kathy who was incredible as well. She surpassed all expectations and has almost full mobility back in her arm and it healed great without the stress and expense of surgery. Dr. Smith was awesome to her at each visit. She just loved him. I truly appreciate him choosing the best option for her and taking great care of her. He was awesome.
– Traci, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can enjoy life with much less pain than before. I have to give kudos to the nurses as they were very polite, jolly, and uplifting. I appreciated the atmosphere and all of the staff I encountered. They were down to earth and helped me feel less tense about my meniscus surgery. I experienced almost no pain during the process and 2 days after. The enrollment process was very simple and well organized from the time I got there to billing then surgery. The buzzers were a wonderful way of communicating with me and my family. I give 5 stars out of 5.
– April, LaFollette
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can go to Disney World with my family! Eight weeks post full knee replacement I went with my son's family for a four-day trip to Disney. Thanks to Dr. Nadaud and his fantastic staff, I enjoyed my vacation! I received wonderful care at Knoxville Orthopaedic Center!
– Delaine, Clinton
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk with stability and be active without pain. Dr. Botero has the gift of helping his patients feel comfortable. He sits at your level, has direct eye contact, speaks clearly—always with a plan. He is so wise and thinks carefully about the patient’s needs. I have so much respect for him.
– Judy, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now hike in the Smokies and walk without pain!! I now have 500+ miles of hiking under my belt!! In April 2014, Dr. Nadaud performed bilateral total knee replacements on me. Prior to the surgery, I had been in a lot of pain and had a significant limp and altered gait and I had dealt with this for several years. I was reluctant to have such a major surgery but I am so glad that I did! For years before the surgery I could not even walk long enough to shop without so much pain! I dreaded even grocery shopping! Having hiked before my knee problems, I never thought I would be able to hike again. Wrong!! One year after I had the surgery, I was able to hike to Mt LeConte! This past Tuesday we hiked to Mt LeConte again which put my husband and I over the 500 mile mark for hiking in the Smokies since 2016. I attribute my ability to hike to Dr. Nadaud who essentially gave me back my ability to live an active life! I do not have any knee pain now! Of course, I have a little soreness after a long hike but this is normal! The soreness is gone in a day or so even after a long hike! I am so thankful for Dr. Nadaud and his expertise and kindness. I recommend him wholeheartedly! He is the best from my perspective! I am eternally grateful! Thank you Dr. Nadaud!
– Cathy, Maryville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can function pain-free for the first time in over a year. Dr. Fry was exceptional.
– Tim, Knoxville
Thanks to our joint replacements at KOC, we just got back from an Alaskan Cruise and we walked 86 miles! Yep, 86! Thank you Dr. Nadaud for "fixing" us!
– Vickie and Bruce, Crossville
Thanks to my care by the beyond talented Dr. Crawford at KOC, I returned to an even better life! Though the story may be forgotten, I was never able to formally thank Dr. Crawford for his care over my severe right ankle injury where 2 bones were fractured with one breaking through my growth plate. This happened in 2016 when I landed on my ankle improperly while playing basketball when I was 14. The injury was traumatic at the time and throughout the process up until Dr. Crawford used his exceptional talent to realign my ankle, giving me a little hope. The recovery was brutal, but eventually I heeded Dr. Crawford's advice and eventually put my trust in his work. With the help of physical therapy and determination I was slowly able to recover beyond Dr. Crawford's and my own expectations. Although he was unsure if would ever walk again, through grit and hard work my ankle has recovered fully and is even more agile than my left now. I'm back to playing basketball even better than before the injury, and it's all thanks to Dr. Crawford's determined work ethic. Not only was he able to save my life from a potentially lethal blood clot, he gave me the ability and courage to walk again and more. So thank you Dr. Crawford, and may you be blessed eternally.
– Christian, Pigeon Forge
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can do anything I want to do. I love to work in my yard and I love to travel. Thanks to Dr. Covino, I can lead a normal life. Can't say enough good things about him and his great nurse, Tami Anderson.
– Gloria, Athens
Doctor Luke Madigan is an outstanding doctor. His exceptional knowledge and care has provided me with the ability to stand up straight again, and be able to walk without pain. I am very thankful!
– Sheila, Tazewell