Andrea Anderson was hurting – she just didn’t know how much.But when orthopedic surgeon Paul Yau, MD, urged her to track her hip pain after a cortisone shot, she installed a diary application on her smartphone and began making almost daily notes. “When I look...

Dad’s still in the game after MS leads to hip surgery

[caption id="attachment_746" align="alignnone" width="300"]Kendrick Tate With his new hips, Kendrick Tate is able to play basketball with his son again.[/caption]Kendrick Tate picks up a basketball, slowly dribbles his way to the far side of the court just beyond the three-point circle. In one smooth, arching flick of the wrist, the ball strips the net. Whoosh!What’s better than a three-pointer with your 9-year-old son watching? Not much.“He’s the best shooter I know,” a grinning Preston McLeskey says of his Dad.“Good answer,” his father responds with a smile.

Parkwest orthopedic surgeon tackles rare joint disease [caption id="attachment_639" align="alignright" width="300"] Randall and Maryellen Duckett[/caption]Randall Duckett is going to walk his youngest daughter down the aisle this spring. Just two years ago, he was wheelchair-bound. “It had gotten to the point at which his feet were...

Parkwest patient has two hip replacements in 92 days [caption id="attachment_615" align="alignright" width="300"] “The therapy team gets you out of your room and moving around during the day,” Pettit said. “You can do way more than you think.”[/caption]On a scale from 1 to 10, Steve Pettit...

With Alex Diegel, PTBob: “My wife, Janie and I have enjoyed hiking for several years with Missy Kane and the Happy Hikers from the O’Conner Center. I was experiencing problems hiking downhill and with steps on the trail. I was very slow and unable to flex my knees fully.DSCN2681_editOne of our hiking friends recommended that I see Dr. John Reynolds at Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics to evaluate and, possibly treat my knees. Dr. Reynolds x-rayed and evaluated my knees and symptoms. I was diagnosed with patellofemoral arthritis and he recommended Physical Therapy for a month to strengthen my muscles. I was happy he did not recommend any invasive treatment!

Request an Appointment Now