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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.

Total Joint Replacement: Is It Right For You?

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

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…

Body Mechanics

Retired auto technician gets new knee, same-day service Rodney Loveland began tinkering with cars almost a half century ago, a time when cars still had carburetors, foot-operated dimmer switches and windows raised and lowered by hand crank. But times change,…

A Cut Above

Stylist happy to be back at work after shoulder replacement at Parkwest The sound of a blow-dryer fills a busy Sevierville salon. Paula Rawson raises her arm high over a customer’s head and tilts the dryer down to get the…

A Picture Perfect Hip Replacement!

As a film editor for television and films for nearly 25 years, Gian Ganziano of Knoxville, 46, knows his way around digital special effects. Ganziano is currently the lead editor on the television show “South Park,” plus he has edited…

Local Entrepreneur Receives ‘Excellent Care’ During Two Hip Surgeries

As an interior designer of professional office spaces, Amy Taylor of Knoxville knows how to make her clients comfortable at work. But several years ago Taylor became very uncomfortable herself, whether sitting or standing. She had severe pain in her…

Replacing The Pain

Parkwest patient has two hip replacements in 92 days On a scale from 1 to 10, Steve Pettit ranked his hip pain “about a 3 or 4.” His Xrays said otherwise. “They were horrible,” Paul Naylor, MD, a Parkwest orthopedic…

Why Should I Have a Hip Replacement?

Most simply, hip replacement surgery is a treatment for pain and disability in the hip. The most common condition that results in the need for hip replacement surgery is osteoarthritis. “If you’re getting pain in the groin and buttocks and…

Bob Hill Shares His Knee Therapy Story

With Alex Diegel, PT Bob: “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…

Motion is Lotion for the Joints

A Physical Therapist Discusses Osteoarthritis I’ve been a physical therapist at TOC since 2005 and I’ve seen many patients looking for ways to minimize the discomfort of osteoarthritis. With OA, the main complaints are pain, stiffness or even a change…