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. Paul Johnson gave me back my quality of life. I had intractable pain in my neck, shoulder and upper arm and had numbness in both hands which limited my activities and adversely impacted my work and home life. Dr. Johnson was honest and straightforward about my condition and prognosis. He under-promised and over-delivered on my clinical outcome and far exceeded my expectations. Within days of the surgery, the pain and numbness was gone. I now am pain free and enjoying life again.

With 40 years experience as a Registered Nurse, I know professional competence, quality outcomes and clinical excellence. Dr. Johnson exemplifies these qualities. I would highly recommend him to anyone suffering from spinal disorders. He is a true Superstar!!!"
– Sharon, Morristown
"I am 84 years old and since my total shoulder replacement can feel and live without pain for the first time in over a year. Dr. Edwin Spencer is the best of the best! He and his staff are the most caring and dedicated folks I have ever witnessed. I have had only 4 pain pills in a two month period and am completely free of pain...I can work my garden and my roses now. Thank you Dr. Spencer! God bless you and your staff!"
– Lee Roy, Knoxville
"My Father, James had suffered for a year with lower back pain with radiating to his leg. His primary care physician recommended Dr. Paul Johnson as "the best back doctor ever". I am a nurse so I was very concerned and, I guess, a little difficult. Dr. Johnson treated my Father with conservative treatment and then surgery (spinal fusion) when that failed.

Dr. Johnson was not only a very skilled, knowledgeable surgeon; he was also kind, compassionate and humble. He treated my Dad, my family and all of the hospital staff with the utmost respect and courtesy. I am very grateful to Dr. Johnson for restoring my Father back to the happy, active person who can do all the things he loves to do in this life. Dr. Johnson enriched both of our lives."
– Sherry, Dandridge
"Thank you Dr. Herman Botero, I can groom dogs again and move with out any pain 17 days after total hip replacement. My new hip is great and so are you!"
– Bob, Knoxville
"Dr. Paul Johnson is a caring physician who has always put my needs first. From the first visit, he has always told me exactly what to expect and what needed to be done. The day of the surgery couldn't have gone any smoother. It is not often a physician visits you multiple times before the surgery to make sure you are comfortable and see if you have any questions and then talks to you in the surgery room until you fall asleep! Not only that, when I woke up from the surgery he was standing by my side to make sure that I was o.k. and to see what my pain level was. Since the surgery, I have progressed great, my pain level is minimal after 3 months and I am back to doing my normal tasks without pain.

My scar looks great from the superior skills which Dr. Johnson used while performing my surgery. I would tell anyone who is having disc problems in their neck to come see Dr. Johnson as I personally feel he is the best in Knoxville. Dr. Johnson is a caring doctor who uses his superior skills to make a difference in others' lives and for that I thank him. It is great to be able to do normal tasks along with enjoying the pleasures of life without pain."
– Yvette, Knoxville
"Dr. Kimbro Maguire was very thorough in explaining my problem with my my back and the options that I faced. He gave me an opportunity to progress at my own pace. It all started with a backache in August and after going thru chiropractic treatment, physical therapy and cortisone shots, ended in February with back surgery. I had gotten to the point of not being able to work with out pain in my hips and legs. I had a difficult time just walking to my car from my job. He explained my options and what the surgery entailed and how recovery would work. I had complete faith in him, his staff and also Tennova. After 4 months, I am so thankful to be back out in my backyard and able to garden again this year. I know without the surgery, it would not have been possible. He made my decisions so much easier to make."
– Sherry, Maryville
"Thanks to Dr. Herman Botero, KOC and the Park West Hospital staff, I will be able to return to painless everyday activities after having a total right hip replacement. After doing some research, I met with Dr. Botero, discussed and used a new procedure called 'Anterior Approach Surgery'. This allows an incision to be made on the side, instead of the back of the hip. The muscles and tendons are not cut into or detached, which allows for less pain and quicker healing. I got to leave the hospital the following day with the aid of a cane, which I only used for about a week while I was regaining my strength through therapy. I recommend everyone to use Dr. Botero and this type of surgery. Thanks again to everyone who helped in my procedure."
– Brian, Powell
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can use my thumb without pain or it constantly clicking in and out of place. The relief was almost instant.

Dr. John Ambrosia was very patient and understanding with me being 'chicken' when it comes to needles. He took time to explain everything that would happen and didn't make false promises about the pain. It did hurt, but not long and the results were well worth it. I wish I had not waited as long as I did to go get it checked out. :)
– Norma, Lenoir City
“My knees were bone to bone when my wife called and made an appointment with Dr. Robert Smith and we saw him in January. Dr Smith was so caring and concerned he made us feel so important. Dr Smith did my operation the end of January and it went great. I had a total knee replacement and the care I received from him was awesome, then in October he did my other knee. The whole time I have been with Dr Smith and KOC for two knee replacements has been wonderful. Today is June 1st 2015 and Dr. Robert Smith released me but during my visit he made sure if I needed to see him for anything to just call. Now that's a great doctor. Thanks to my care, I can walk again with out hurting.

– Gerald, Sevierville
"Prior to Dr. Paul Johnson performing surgery on my back I was in constant pain. I could not do the things that I loved to do. I went from a lady that got up every morning singing and dancing to a person that was grumpy and didn't want to do anything. After Dr. Johnson performed the surgery I am back to my old self. Life is wonderful again.

Not only is Dr. Paul Johnson an excellent surgeon he is a wonderful and caring person. He is straightforward, courteous, compassionate, friendly and professional. Thank you Dr. Johnson!"
– Patricia, Jefferson City
"As far as I'm concerned, Dr. Luke Madigan is a superstar! The pain I had due to sciatcia was GONE the moment I got out of the recovery room after my diskectomy!! He has an amazing personality and seems to genuinely care about my progress. Obviously I don't wish for anymore spine or joint problems, but if I do have them, there is absolutely NOwhere else I would go to be healed other than to Dr. Luke at KOC!! Because of him, I can look forward to a life with no more limitations due to pain!"
– Andrea, Morristown
"After my hip replacement by Dr. Herman Botero, I can again enjoy life without pain!!!

I had just turned 50 and found myself in a limited capacity which altered my mobility. My daily living focused solely around the pain that had gradually overtaken my right hip. My hip hurt so bad by the time my surgery date arrived, I could barely walk and was becoming depressed just thinking of another day with that pain. Dr. Botero told me the hip replacement would allow for a better quality of life so I expected at best just to be able to walk without pain. Wow, it was immediate relief the first time I walked post op. He did an awesome job and my life is as normal as ever. There is not anything I cannot do. I strongly recommend anyone with hip problems to schedule an appointment with Dr. Botero. He listens, cares and will find the cause and proceed accordingly. It was the best thing I ever did going to him and when people ask me how my new hip is...I answer: I LOVE MY NEW HIP!!!!!"
– Tammy, Knoxville