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 lead an active life again. I was having quite a lot of pain in my right shoulder and thought I had torn something, however it was determined that my shoulder needed to be replaced. Dr. Spencer did an outstanding job of fixing my shoulder. I had no pain at my 2 week post-op check up and had excellent range of motion. He used the new stemless replacement. This was my first time using KOC and the whole experience from the beginning and all the way through the process was exceptional. That includes their physical therapy group. Melissa has been my primary Physical Therapist and has also done an outstanding job helping me rehab my shoulder. I would highly recommend using Dr. Spencer if you have a shoulder problem and I would highly recommend using KOC.
– David, Knoxville
Thanks to my care by Dr. Spencer at KOC for a torn rotator cuff, I can live without the pain I experienced when I flipped an ATV. It has been 7 months since my accident and I am almost pain free!!!!! Best doctors in the Knoxville area!!!!!
– James, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, the revision of a previous attempt in NC to fuse my left thumb was successful! I can move my thumb more freely with almost no pain whatsoever, and this is with several wires running through it. I am really pleased that the fusion was successful and even though I had a second surgery on my left thumb, the fact that I have less pain is amazing to me. Thanks to Dr. Ivy, all went very smooth and fusion accomplished. Great job.
– Kathy, Townsend
I can truly say that Dr. Edwin Spencer and his entire team are remarkable! I dealt with severe pain for over seven years. The pain was so bad that it keep me up at night. I reviewed many reviews of patients that had total shoulder surgery and the majority of them said the surgery left them in pain and that they were on narcotics to deal with their pain; which I was totally against. So I researched doctors all over the United States and found Dr. Spencer and read his review. He was ranked eighteenth in the United States. After a consultation it was clear I came to the right doctor. Dr. Spencer even had a special device developed to use for my surgery. I'm four months into my recovery and went from eight out of ten pain level to a pain level of 2 in that short time frame with a 90% range of motion restored. I would highly recommend Dr. Spencer and his PA Jeff Jarnagin. They are very professional and compassionate. I very much appreciate the entire team.
– Robert, Johnson City
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can live without pain. I’m 10 months out on my right shoulder and 4 months out on my left and the picture shows I’m getting better. Very grateful to Dr. Spencer and Jeff Jarnagin for fixing me up. I had delayed the procedure because all other doctors said I could not lift again, but Dr. Spencer said I could.
– Jon, Piney Flats
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can enjoy life without excruciating pain again! Dr. Paul Johnson provided a great first impression to me, shaking my hand and thanking me for calling for an appointment to establish with him. He took time to listen to my symptoms/concerns and really HEARD me. The suggestion he gave for my problem of an SI joint injection turned out to be just what I needed to start enjoying life without excruciating pain in my back. I am a mother of 4 young girls, including a one-year-old who has truly taken a toll on my SI pain, but now I can run around with my kiddos again, and sleep without being woken up with severe back pain - it's truly remarkable! All thanks to Dr. Johnson. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone seeking care. He will give you the personal attention you need.
– Michelle, Luttrell
Thanks to my quad sparing partial knee replacement at KOC, I can get back to farming duties. My physical therapist said I was progressing faster than he expected. I had to milk a cow and had very little difficulty if any just three weeks after surgery. Dr. Botero was very pleased to hear that and I would highly recommend him. And I was referred to him by others with the same success. I have a friend who had his hip replacement by Dr. Botero and did very well.
– Earnest, Maynardville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now us my right thumb after a tendon rupture. My experience was wonderful. Dr. Calhoun is very personable and took all the time to explain my options. The staff is equally professional and pleasant. Surgery went well and the entire process from check in, surgical prep, OR and check out was flawless. I could not be more impressed. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.
– Sandie, Monterey
Dr. Luhn is amazing! She explains things thoroughly and makes it easy to understand injuries, treatments and expected results. She is very personable and takes the time with patients and family. We couldn't have had a better doctor.
– Pam, Seymour
My first visit with Dr. Testerman was in 2002, while living in Knoxville. Dr. Testerman had been treating me for bunion problems, which included a surgery. In 2005, my husband and I moved to Canton, GA. I started having problems on my other foot and went to a highly recommended local orthopedic. He had retired from preforming surgeries and then began teaching his profession at a University. When he retired from teaching he moved to a practice at a medical center in Canton. When he looked at the bunion on my foot, I mentioned that I had surgery in Knoxville on my other foot. He said, "Let me see that other foot!" He was so totally impressed with the work, and told me I should go back to whoever did my other foot. I told him Dr. Testerman was in Knoxville, TN. To my surprise his answer was, "What's the problem, why that's just up the road." Needless to say, I have been going up the road now for the last 13 years to see her and have had a total of three procedures and all have been successful.
– Leslie, Canton, GA
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now take a shower standing up and stand up to shave. I was kind of at the end of my rope. I had not been able to get any relief for months. I had been to a previous doctor who had done a fusion on my back a few years ago and through his different nurse practitioners had said there was nothing to be done except therapy. I did therapy and even went to a chiropractor for several months with no relief. Dr. Madigan was very polite and took time to actually take a look and find the problem. He then took the time to discuss the problem with me and my wife, answering questions and explaining the options. He did the surgery and I was able to go home that night. The pain in my legs is gone and for the first time in over six months I can now stand for over 2 minutes. I am 72 years old and Dr. Madigan is one of the best doctors that I have been to. Thank you again Dr. Madigan.
– Paul, Maryville
Thanks to my knee replacement by Dr. Smith, I can get back to my life. Two years of suffering and I am now pain free. I was back to normal actives in a couple of months.
– Woody, Crossville