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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.

Outpatient : Total Joint Replacement – Bridget Peterson’s Success Story

Transcript: I work as a nurse practitioner and so I see lots of people. We make lots of referrals to specialists and one of the patients I saw, said that he had picked Doctor Yau and so I thought, you…

Held Back No Longer Spinal Fusion at Fort Sanders Regional Helps Patient Get Her Life Back After a busy morning of cleaning kitchen cabinets in her Washington County home, Jane Gambrell sits down to rest for just a moment. Taking a break is nice,...
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.