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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 enjoy wedding planning with my daughter, explore the caverns of Tennessee with my husband, and enjoy life again all at six weeks post-op! Prior to my surgery on February 23, 2018, tasks such as cleaning, shopping, standing, sitting, and walking were excruciating. I began seeing Dr. Madigan in December of 2017. He ordered an MRI which showed a herniated disc (L4 & L5). I recall during the holiday season of 2017 being unable to enjoy Christmas shopping with my daughter and other festivities due to being unable to stand or walk without pain for even a few moments. Dr. Madigan was not quick to suggest surgery as he and I both saw surgery as the last resort. I had an epidural injection at the end of January and sadly it was not effective. My daughter was engaged on February 10, 2018. This was a time of celebration and I knew I was not going to let my injury ruin my enjoying this moment. During my follow up appointment in February, Dr. Madigan and I spoke about what the next options were and decided surgery was the best option. I cannot thank Dr. Madigan enough for giving me my life back. Now I am able to enjoy the wedding planning with my daughter, explore caves with my husband, and enjoy life.
– Amy, Seymour
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can look forward to a pain free day. The one thing in life I always knew was that I would never, ever have back surgery. It was my biggest fear and I did everything I could to take care that it would never happen. But as life would have it, that is exactly what I had to have at age 67. For a year I lived with back pain that I tolerated. Then 6 months ago, the pain became unbearable. I could only get some relief lying on the floor. This led me to KOC and Dr. Madigan. Dr. Madigan was informative and straightforward about my situation. He answered every question I had, and did not leave the room until he was sure I had all the knowledge I needed. Two months after my visit, I had a synovial cyst removed and a fusion. I was terrified, but Dr. Madigan's reputation and competent, confident manner allayed my fears. Immediately after the surgery, I was surprised at how little pain there was. Now, just three weeks later, I only take a Tylenol occasionally and am walking 2 miles daily. I know I have a way to go before I can resume the gardening that I love, but I have every confidence now that it will happen. But mostly, I am so relieved to have the pain I was in gone. I am so very thankful for Dr. Madigan and his surgical skill and that he is available to us in this region. Thank you, Dr. Madigan.
– Mary, Greeneville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk without pain and get back to living life! Thank you Dr. Botero for doing an awesome right total knee replacement!! I was able to breeze thru physical therapy, walking without a cane after two weeks. The physical therapy team at Tennova North was wonderful! I felt so much better the day of surgery, I was so elated. I had bilateral partial replacements done 4 years ago. Noticed problems with walking in November that got progressively worse. Surgery was in March and I was back to work in 6 weeks. The minimally invasive surgery recovery was fantastic! I would highly recommend Dr. Botero and his great team. He is very informative, knowledgeable, and personable! I felt totally at ease before and after surgery. Thank you again for my new lease on life!
– Roxann, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can live pain and worry free. Time to get back to the golf course!! I just wanted to express the very high level of care that Dr. Nadaud and his entire team at KOC have given to me for my total knee replacement. From my initial appointment meeting with Jason Varney to Dr. Nadaud’s confirmation that surgery was needed, my experience has been extremely positive. The communication level of pre-op written and verbal instructions from the surgery center at Fort Sanders West made myself and my family very assured that I would be under very good care. Also questions just prior to the surgery were answered by Sarah Teffeteller and again made my experience stress free. The overnight post-op care provided by the KOC Surgery Center made me feel like I was the only patient in the Center. Medication questions after surgery were answered promptly and given in written format to be taken home. Rating my experience and confidence level in KOC is a 10 out of 10. Thank you for providing total quality care and in turn making it a positive experience.
– Paul, Knoxville
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