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

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
Thanks to my care at KOC, I have my life back!! I had spinal fusion and disc decompression done on November 6 by Dr. Paul Johnson and I can’t thank him enough for giving me my life back. My 27th wedding anniversary is February 14 and my 52nd birthday is February 19. I never thought I would ever be without back pain again in my life, but everything Dr. Johnson said start to finish went as he said and now not to have back pain at all brings me to tears because no words express my gratitude to him as well as his staff. This is the first doctor I’ve taken the time to thank and I hope my words will help others who are reluctant to have surgery. He’s an amazing person.
– Sherri, Mascot
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can continue to actively participate in lacrosse and ice hockey at the age of 54. Dr. Mathien operated on both of my knees. He repaired my ACL, MCL and meniscus in my right knee, then repaired a chipped bone and possible infection in my left knee due to an accident. He was wonderful and caring and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
– Ed, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can live without pain. I have had replacement on both hips. I had a bad experience with the left one, which was done in Kingsport. Then thank God I met Dr. Sherrell at KOC. He did the right hip, which has never given any trouble whatsoever. I would highly recommend Dr. Sherrell. I feel he's at the top of the best list.
– Wilma, Mooresburg
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk like a champion and without pain. I had total hip replacement 3 weeks ago. I was very impressed with the organization and professionalism of KOC. My surgery went well and my recovery has been amazing! It was much better than I anticipated. I used a walker for a couple days, a cane for a couple more and then I was on my way. I had very little pain and stopped all pain medication within a few days. I did all the exercises before and after the surgery as illustrated in the well organized note book. I started driving after 12 days with no problem...and surgery was on my right hip. All my neighbors have requested Dr. Botero's name and number if they ever need joint replacement. I feel like the poster child!
– Fran, Fairfield Glade
Thanks to my care at KOC by Dr. Crawford, I can play baseball again! On June 25, 2017, I was pitching in a baseball tournament when my elbow snapped. On July 27, 2017, Dr. Crawford performed surgery to secure the bone in place using a screw. While I was not the best patient (I broke the cast, had it secured, then got it wet and had to have it removed early) I have worked hard to get back to baseball. By early August I was throwing again, and on September 10, 2017, I pitched for the first time since the injury. That's 11 weeks!
– Evan, Lenoir City
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can climb stairs without pain in my right knee. My experience has been exceptional - thanks to Dr. Botero and his minimally invasive technique. I also owe a debt of gratitude to the folks at KOC physical therapy. I am thrilled with the results and have scheduled the left knee replacement for later this year. I am hopeful for the same results and look forward to a huge improvement in my quality of life.
– Nancy, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can go back to living the life I was used to with no pain. Thank you to Dr Madigan and his staff. He was there when I needed him.
– Mike, Friendsville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk without a limp. I suffered several years with my knee and it got to the point where I couldn't walk because my knee was catching, and I was afraid I would fall and my hip would break and I would have to have hip surgery first. So I went ahead and decided to do my knee surgery, and I'm glad I did. I have used KOC before and I was very pleased. I did some research on Dr. Botero and he was very highly recommended and as of today, I'm glad I decided to go with him. I had my surgery June 19th and was walking that night, came home the next day and I have been walking without a limp ever since. I will recommend everyone that has a knee replacement to remember one important thing: exercise, exercise, exercise. That is the key to quick recovery. I would recommend Dr. Herman G. Botero to anyone who has knee surgery, and I would like to say a special thanks to Siri, Andrea, and Chris at KOC for my 8 weeks of intense, helpful therapy. And most of all thanks to Dr. Botero for helping me be able to walk again. I would also like to praise God for guiding Dr. Botero so that I could have a successful surgery and recovery.
– Barbra, Lenoir City