Foot & Ankle

The foot and ankle are the body’s foundation. We are foot and ankle experts.

These comparatively small structures must withstand tremendous weight bearing forces and at the same time be of such intricate and complex structural design to provide the mechanical advantage necessary for everyday movements. Dr. Chris Testerman, Dr. Adam Short, and Dr. Austin Davidson are fellowship-trained orthopaedic specialists for the foot and ankle. Having received extensive exposure to conditions of the foot and ankle ranging from the common (sprains and fractures) to the complex (those requiring reconstructive surgical care), these KOC specialists possess an unmatched level of diagnostic and surgical expertise.

A trusted team.

Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons are specifically trained to treat complex lower extremity conditions in conjunction with your entire body. They evaluate, diagnose, and treat foot and ankle problems, but they can also detect other orthopaedic issues that may be contributing to your foot and ankle pain. This is very important since some foot and ankle issues originate from other parts of your body such as your knee, hip, or lower back.

Whether you incur a common sprain, complex fracture, or the effects of wear and tear, these important bones deserve expert, specialized care. When pain or injury strikes your foundation, KOC is here with dedicated, skillful foot and ankle specialists to provide comprehensive treatment that will help get you back on your feet.


Highly trained.

Common conditions we treat:

  • Injuries such as fractures, dislocations, sprains and torn ligaments
  • Joint destruction requiring surgical reconstruction
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Loss of joint and muscle function caused by disease or injury
  • Bunions, hammertoes and flatfeet
  • Nerve disorders such as neuroma and tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital deformities such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Adult deformities related to clubfoot
  • Infections and tumors of bones, joints, tendons and muscles


We are pleased to offer in-office access to Weight Bearing CT (pedCAT) imaging. This allows radiographic 3D imaging with full weight bearing which is not influenced by projection and/or foot orientation. This helps to identify with improved accuracy dynamic and subtle instability which may affect your foot and ankle function.

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The Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic is a unique practice of specialty orthopaedics. This means that our physicians have each received advanced training in a very specific part of the body or area of orthopaedics and continue to accumulate years of intensive study within this specialty. By practicing exclusively within their respective specialty, our physicians are able to offer their patients a superior quality of diagnostic proficiency and, if needed, an unmatched level of surgical expertise.

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