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 ACL and meniscus repair with Dr. Rappé, I can resume hiking the Appalachian trail with my brothers. Not sure if we will finish in our lifetimes, but what we can do is very meaningful.
– Joel, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can resume life with very limited restriction. I fell backwards from an attic pull down ladder and “caught” myself with my hands extended behind me. I was seen at a local ER and then visited KOC. After 2 weeks of casting it was determined that I would need surgery on my left wrist to realign and stabilize. Dr. Rogozinski was very thorough in his explanation of the surgical procedure and understanding of my anxiety concerning surgery. This was the first surgery I had ever needed so I was a bit nervous. Surgery went well as did all follow up appointments. I have completed occupational therapy with Michelle Carr who was also excellent and very encouraging. With continued hand exercises at home I have been able to return to my regular daily activities and classes at the gym. My scar is virtually invisible thanks to the skill of Dr. Rogozinski. I was very impressed and would highly recommend him to anyone needing hand or upper extremity care.
– Christy, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can find the relief I need. Dr. Fry and his staff were courteous and highly professional. Have never felt more cared for by a doctor or staff. He was very patient even with an obvious workload. Filled me in on every detail and made my final decision easy.
– Chris, Jefferson City
Dr. Herman G. Botero and his talented team's performance was absolutely outstanding. I simply followed his detailed recovery plan and within six weeks after the knee replacement I was able to achieve perfect range of motion and resume all my daily activities with no pain. This experience was completely different as compared to a previous knee replacement performed on my other knee. His thorough screening, information booklet, daily phone text program geared to my situation, follow-up appointments, and specified physical therapy visits made my experience a success. Lastly, I seldom provide reviews; however, having experienced multiple surgeries as an older 30 year service-member, Dr. Botero and his team are clearly the best I've experienced. I give him my highest recommendation and thanks.
– Donald, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can do gardening again, walk my dog uphill, do shopping without a walker. All adaptive equipment is in storage. My pain level is zero and that is without even Tylenol. I am a 75-year-old female who had a serious fall and was hospitalized for spinal fractures. The pain was excruciating and took away the active lifestyle I was used to. Dr. Madigan was recommended to me and the care he gave me was extra special. He took the time to explain the situation and the projected outcome of the operation and answered every question we had in non-clinical language. His surgical spine expertise is exactly what I needed. Need I say more? Thanks Doc.
– Virginia, Vonore
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can live again. Dr. Spencer is a Godsend! This surgery was my fifth surgery and I must say, the best of all my previous experiences. He is a true professional in every sense of the word! He not only made my day, he’s given me my arm back. And what a team! Jeff and Anita make this team the “A” team! Thanks so much!!
– Wayne, Cosby
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can recommend a great doctor to my mom friends. One of the best bedside manners I have experienced with a doctor and I am great friends with most of my doctors. I would highly recommend him. Extremely knowledgeable and made me feel like my son was his top priority when he was with us.
– Carolyn, Crossville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now walk with no pain. Dr. Botero is a very solid professional and goes about his services in a professional manner. He is courteous, direct and pleasing to discuss issues. He enjoys a great reputation in this area and I am pleased to add my positive comments to his reputation. My husband CJ and I are very pleased with our relationship with Dr. Botero and send our thanks for his solution to a serious physical problem. Again, Dr. Botero is a an excellent medical professional and we appreciate is considerate care. KOC is fortunate to have Dr. Botero.
– Barbara, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, my daughter can walk without pain in her left foot. She has never felt better. My daughter was born with a condition that caused her to walk on the outside of her foot. This caused her discomfort and she had been in many braces. After seeing Dr. Crawford and proceeding with the surgery, she can walk, run and there is no pain. He is an incredible person!
– Kayla, Knoxville
I had torn my tendon and bicep in March of 2018. My first surgery wasn't at KOC and that's another long story. I found Dr. Spencer 7 months later still with lots of pain and very low mobility. He did a capsular release on me which is getting a lot, and I mean a lot, of scare tissue out so I could hopefully get more mobility. He did a great job on my shoulder. I couldn't be happier. I ride horses and it means a lot to me that I can throw my 23-pound saddle on my horse. Dr. Spencer I can't thank you enough. I'm pain free and that means the most to me. Thank you Dr. Spencer for giving me my life back. I now can do what I wanna do with my horses. This past Saturday I rode 22 miles on my horse. It was great.
– Carol, Madisonville
I had my total shoulder replacement almost 4 weeks ago and I'm so amazed as to my mobility. Yes, while I think that I can do things that I was able to do 10 years ago I must remember I need to take these steps slowly so I don't overdue anything. It is a long process that needs to be taken in baby steps so not to disrupt the healing process. Dr. Spencer's accuracy and precision work has all the joints lined up so perfectly, it is as if they were the ones that I was born with. The arthritis in my right shoulder began around 2012 and because of horror stories that I've heard over the years regarding lack of usage after the surgery, I was very concerned about having a total shoulder replacement. At that time, I had resigned myself to dealing with the debilitation of the right shoulder and the constant pain. Since I had moved from up North a couple of years ago and the pain became more intense, I had decided to rekindle my investigating alternatives and doctors that I felt I could trust to do the job that I needed to be able to do ordinary things such as comb my hair with my right hand and wash my face with both hands without experiencing pain. After a very extensive investigation about doctors and procedures dealing with total shoulder replacement, I found the right team: Dr. Edwin Spencer and his assistant Jeff Jarnagin, PA from KOC. I couldn't have chosen a more professional, superbly dedicated and impeccable team to perform this monumental procedure that I so desperately needed. They work as though they actually know exactly what the other person is thinking. Only 10 years into Dr. Spencer's career, he was named one of the top 28 shoulder surgeons in the USA and still today he hasn't let any grass grow under his feet. He continues his research into many areas of this field, as well as in the pioneering of new procedures and techniques for all patients. Dr. Spencer, you are just amazing and your assistant Jeff Jarnagin is fantastic as well. You are a unbelievable team that fit together as one and I'm so thankful that I met up with you. I can't thank you enough for what you've done for me.
– Roberta, Crossville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can live without pain. I had a pinched nerve in my cervical spine. I was in severe pain. The fusion operation was very successful. I would have had it much sooner if I had known that it was going to go so well! I was only in the hospital overnight. Dr. Madigan fused together 2 discs. The pain was relieved immediately. My recovery time was minimal. I only missed 3 weeks of work. I am very grateful to Dr. Madigan.
– Karen, Sevierville