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 actually walk without being in excruciating pain. I was at the point that I couldn't hardly get around because I was in so much pain. My doctors in Virginia wouldn't do surgery until I lost about 75 lbs. My sister-in-law works at one of the clinics and suggested I come see Dr. Nadaud. I lost almost 30 lbs and on August 30th had my hip replacement. I can't believe the difference. When I put my feet on the floor for the first time I was amazed. I am already getting on schedule to do my left hip in December. Thank you Dr. Nadaud for doing my surgery and taking such good care of me. I have had to be away from home and my family, but it has been worth it. It's a 4 hour drive for me and very well worth it. Everyone at the clinic has been so nice and kind. I would recommend Dr. Nadaud to anyone.
– Anna, Pembroke, Virginia
Thanks to my care at KOC and Dr. Madigan, I can sleep, go about everyday living; and, most important - fish Bass Tournaments (was going to add - without pain - but that goes without saying). Dr. Luke Madigan gets Best Back Doctor EVER! - vote as far as I'm concerned. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Madigan. As there are a handful of 67-year-old women in the country that fish competitively in Bass Tournaments; I was not sure if any doctor would take my back injury seriously. My number one priority was to get back to fishing but as the pain got worse, it also became about sleeping and going about daily chores. Dr. Madigan treated my sports injury and age with complete respect and I will always be grateful for that. Above all else he fixed the problem and the scheduled follow-up (physical therapy and appointments) were perfect. Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic is great is so many ways, but for elderly healthy people that still participate in a sport competitively, you have excelled for me and my husband. You will always have our recommendation and support because you treat older people "still out there" with respect.
– Nancy, Knoxville
I can rest assured that Dr. Paul Johnson & his staff have given me the most excellent care, not only during the preliminary stages, but the surgery time, and the post op stages. He was understanding of my needs and concerns throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend KOC and Dr. Paul Johnson for your spinal surgery needs. My experience and care has been A-1 awesome!!!!
– Mary, LaFollette
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can resume my normal work and exercise routines. Dr. Luke Madigan certainly helped improve the quality of life I lead on a day to day basis. For 3 years, I had lower back pain with severe stiffness and numbness going down my leg. After consulting with Dr. Madigan, we decided on a more conservative option of an epidural steroid shot. It worked for a short bit. Dr. Madigan took his time with me each appointment, answering questions and explaining options. He never pressured me into surgery, which I greatly appreciated. After weighing the options, including another epidural shot, I decided to go with a foraminotomy. I am now running and dancing again. My energy and movement has increased dramatically. I highly recommend Dr. Madigan for a conservative, professional and thorough medical approach to lower back pain. I got my life back.
– Susannah, Knoxville
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