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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.

Anterior vs Posterior Hip Replacement – Which is Right for You?

The difference between an anterior and posterior hip replacement is where the surgical incision is made on the hip. Different locations change how much you have to cut through muscle, and whether you can simply push between some. For most…

Hip Labral Tear and Preservation with Dr. Yau of Tennessee Orthopedic Clinic

My name is Paul Yau, and I have a particular interest in hip preservation. One of the most common conditions is labral tears. There can be some clues in figuring out how you obtained the labral tear. Sometimes it can…

Hip Fracture Leads to Tumor Discovery

“He Saved My Life” Deborah Bunner had no plans for a hip replacement. Believing she suffered from arthritis, she endured significant pain in her hip over the past four years. “It was excruciating. I know now that I was foolish…

Groundbreaking Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ryan Dabbs, who lives just outside Farragut, recently has performed the first robotic total knee replacement surgery in the state using the newest ZimmerBiomet ROSA device. A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dabbs specializes in hip, knee, shoulder, total joint and…

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!