Hand & Wrist

Imagine being unable to type, shake hands, or open a bottle without wincing in pain. When injury or disease affects your hand or wrist, even routine tasks are difficult.

When the hand is affected by injury or disease, a person’s quality of life can be significantly compromised. At Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, your hands are evaluated and treated by a caring and experienced specialist. Dr. Robert Ivy, Dr. Douglas Calhoun, Dr. Benjamin Rogozinski, and Dr. Kristen Ploetze are fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons who diagnose and treat injuries and conditions involving the hand. Each has an extensive background in managing complex hand problems and has earned the Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery in addition to their board certification.

A trusted team.

Whether your hand problem results from trauma associated with new injuries, complications of old injuries, arthritic conditions, congenital abnormalities, nerve compression disorders (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), or abnormal growths, you can depend on the KOC hand and wrist specialists to treat your condition with expertise and care.

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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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