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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.

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Common Myths About Back PainMyth #1: It’s Degenerative Disc Disease So one of the most common things that patients come in with an awareness of already if they've had X-rays or had an MRI, is this idea of degenerative discs or...

In the hand, the thumb is the most arthritic joint. That's where we see the most clinical manifestation. So you might have x-ray changes of arthritis somewhere else, but what really drives people in to see us is the thumb...

The Health Factory Podcast: Dr. John M. Lavelle, D.O. talks the importance of functional fitness! Josh: Hey guys. Welcome back to the Health Factory Podcast. This is Josh, and I'm here with Dusty Holden and Dr. John Lavelle.Dusty Holden: Good morning. Dr....

Trigger Finger Trigger finger is a really common condition in which the tendon that helps the fingers move, gets caught in a pulley at the base of the finger. So people will actually feel the pain when they press here, but...

Frozen shoulder is what we call technically, adhesive capsulitis. Basically, it is a condition that is actually quite common. What causes a Frozen Shoulder? We don't always know exactly what causes it. People just basically start getting a gradual loss of range...

A common problem that we see in patients who have shoulder problems is what we call rotator cuff tears. What is a rotator cuff tear? Little tears that develop in the tendons deep down inside our shoulder, around the ball of our...

A patient with an ACL tear generally will have an injury where they'll have either some type of twisting injury or they buckle on the knee, and we'll have a pop and the knee will swell up. And generally, the...

Frequently, patients will tell me they have more pain in their arms than they do in their shoulders. Because those nerves that run through the shoulder go right down your arm.  What may be causing the arm pain? So you can have problems...

Good morning guys. My name is Dr. Justin Kennon. I'm one of the shoulder and elbow surgeons here at Tennessee Orthopedic Clinics here in Knoxville and in Oak Ridge. I appreciate you guys taking the opportunity to allow me to...

We get a lot of questions about what is a robot? What does it do? How does it make you more accurate and more precise in surgery? So, what we wanted to do is go through all this and walk...