About KOC

The frontier of orthopaedic medicine has undergone a vast expansion over the years. With technological advancements that continue to increase the depth of knowledge, the pace of discovery within the field of orthopaedics has accelerated with each passing year. The Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic has traditions of keeping pace with and contributing to orthopaedic progress and of bringing the best of new information and technology to the Knoxville community.

The tradition of excellence began with the founding partners, Dr. Robert G. Brashear, Dr. Thomas F. Stevens, and Dr. Harrison O. Bourkard. Since the mid-1930’s, our physicians have been entrusted with the care of injured University of Tennessee athletes, a relationship that dates back to General Neyland and remains strong today.

At the Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, a group of surgical pioneers have blazed the trails of patient care, each in a particular area of expertise. We take pride in these achievements and will continue to provide quality of care for our patients and to the East Tennessee community.

KOC and the Jr. Vols Club

Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to be the exclusive partner of the UT Jr. Vols Club. The Jr. Vols Club is designed to give kids a special way to be a part of the fun and excitement surrounding Tennessee athletics. It is easy to join and is open to boys and girls in the eighth grade and under.

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The Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic is a unique practice of specialty orthopaedics. This means that our physicians have each received advanced training in a very specific part of the body or area of orthopaedics and continue to accumulate years of intensive study within this specialty. By practicing exclusively within their respective specialty, our physicians are able to offer their patients a superior quality of diagnostic proficiency and, if needed an unmatched level of surgical expertise.


Many KOC physicians are nationally recognized as leaders in their specialty field. Many are also involved in educating other orthopaedic surgeons in today’s newest, specialized surgical techniques.


As a KOC patient, you are in the hands of a skilled and caring orthopaedic specialist who has devoted years of intensive study to YOUR injury or condition.