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Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics provides specialized, dynamic care for virtually any orthopedic condition. We partner this professional care with a highly-trained, medical support team and advanced medical technologies, providing you a matrix of care that gets you back to daily activities as quickly as possible. Visit any one of our many locations in East Tennessee to receive the orthopedic care you deserve and the treatment you expect.

Hip To Pain

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 back, I can see that I had no idea,” Anderson said. “I wanted to believe that it wasn’t as bad as I thought. But there were months when I was in pain 25 days out of 30.”

Real People. Real Stories. Teresa Tate

Dr. Paul Yau describes Hip Arthroscopy/Hip Preservation and how it is different than Hip Replacement. His patient, Teresa Tate, shares her experiences before and after her surgery.

Real People. Real Stories. Troy Peterson

At 40, Troy Peterson discovers he needs a new hip.

Total Joint Replacement: Is It Right For You?

If it’s time for a total joint replacement, there’s good reason not to wait.

Follow Through

Cozadds keep moving with help from Fort Sanders Regional How do you respond when your orthopedic surgeon guesses that you’re not very good at golf? Phil Cozadd, 75, took that diagnosis in stride, because the doctor was right. Paul Yau,…

Hips to Hoops

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!

Net Results: Hip Replacement Gets Tennis Player Back Into The Game

He discovered tennis in its golden years, back when Ilie Nastase, Vitas Gerulaitis and Bjorn Borg ruled the men’s courts. But almost four decades later, Kevin Simpson’s game was suffering. “For the longest time I thought that I must have…

It’s A Team Approach

Dr. Paul Yau explains the importance of the team approach in patient care.

On The Road Again

Hip Fracture Doesn’t Stop Knoxville Runner It was no fractured fairy tale – the truth hurt all the way to Teresa Williams’ bone. But when the Knoxville runner broke her right hip during warm-ups last Feb. 3, orthopedic surgeon Dr….

Not Stopping For Anyone

Hip preservation allows avid runner to keep moving, weeks after surgery As the manager of LeConte Therapy Services, Kay Funderburg, 50, of Sevierville, knows the importance of staying active throughout life. “I took up running when I was 38,” said…