Success Stories

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At Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, we work hard to provide the best possible experience and outcome for all of our patients. We understand the freedom and enjoyment that comes from increased mobility and decreased pain, and we often have patients tell us that because of their care, they can now live a fuller, more active life.

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Patient Testimonials

"After suffering with knee pain too many years, a friend of my husband recommended Dr. Herman Botero, so I called KOC. How I wish I had known about him sooner. Dr. Botero replaced my right knee on June 8, 2015 and the left one July 20, 2015. I understand he is using a new procedure and my progress has been absolutely amazing. Each of my incisions are only about 4 inches long, compared to most I have seen, that are 6 or 7 inches long. I was walking without a walker on the 4th day following both surgeries. The only pain I have suffered was on returning to my room after recovery. That didn't last long and I haven't had to take pain pills since going home. I did take a half pill a couple of times at bedtime. Everyone is amazed at how fast I am recovering.

If you are suffering from knee pain, you don't have to! Please call Dr. Herman Botero at KOC and schedule an appointment. I thank God I did. Thank you Dr. Botero, KOC, Park West Hospital and Methodist Medical Physical Therapy for your excellent care of this happy patient."
– Brenda, Harriman
"I can now walk without a walker and I have relief from nerve decompression, with no pain in my hips. Thank you so very much, Dr. Paul Johnson for the back (spinal) surgery that relieved the pain on my compressed nerve, on my 3rd and 4th vertebrae.

Since my surgery, I have had no pain in my hips or my back and I am able to walk without worry of my right leg falling under me. The surgery was successful...I am very thankful to Dr. Johnson for the wonderful procedure he performed. I also want to thank the KOC clinic for its excellent service to me."
– Phyllis, Kingston
"Since Dr. J. Kimbro Maguire performed surgery to repair the slipped disc in my neck, I am living life without constant pain in my shoulders. Dr. Maguire was excellent to work with and provided all the information I needed. After six weeks of recovery, I feel like a brand new man. Thanks again Dr. Maguire!"
– Donny, Corryton
"Thank you Dr. Paul Johnson, I can now get back to normal every day living and functions without the pain in my back and leg. Thanks again, Dr. Johnson!"
– Susan, Maynardville
"Thanks to Dr. Luke Madigan, since my back surgery I can live a great life again. I had the best care of any surgery that I have had in many years. I have been using KOC for a few years now and I have always had the best care and help of any Healthcare facility."
– Francis, Knoxville
"I am greatly pleased with my Lumbar Back Fusion surgery done by Dr. Kimbro Maguire. It has been four months since my surgery. I was past walking and now I am back to most activities."
– Janis, Straw Plains
"My 93 yr old mother-in-law broke her femur. We arrived at Park West hospital at 9am and Dr. Luke Madigan was already there assisting another patient. Instead of having to wait for another doctor to come to the hospital he said he would do her surgery. He had to put in a steel rod so she could walk. She has done exceptionally well. We just went back for her 5 month check up and he was amazed at how well she has healed. She was released from his care. He did a wonderful job taking care of her. I would rate him as a 10 on all aspects of her care. Thanks for everything."
– Judy (for Opal), Knoxville
"I can enjoy hiking and taking my dogs to the park without pain. I recently hiked Gregory Bald and Mt. Leconte. Thank you, Dr. Matthew Nadaud!!"
– Sherri, Knoxville
"If I had known that my Total Knee Replacement Surgery by Dr. Paul Becker would have prevented my suffering with knee pain for the 2 years prior to surgery I would have done it much sooner. I am 8 weeks out and walking 2.5 miles daily pain free.

Having played sports until I was 45 years old, my knees have endured many hours of battering. I only played one way and that was all out. My mom always told me that I would regret that someday and I did for a couple of years due to knee pain and suffering. But now since my TKR surgery, I can say I would do it all again if I had the chance. This surgery has been a complete success, but it came with a lot of hard work during rehabilitation. Dr. Becker informed me that the success would be depending on me and how I reacted to rehabilitation, surgery alone would not be a fix-all. The hard work has paid off and I am finally pain free for the first time in 2 years. Dr. Becker and his staff provided excellent care throughout the process and I thank them for their professional service."
– Terry, Knoxville
"Dr. Paul Johnson gave me back my quality of life. I had intractable pain in my neck, shoulder and upper arm and had numbness in both hands which limited my activities and adversely impacted my work and home life. Dr. Johnson was honest and straightforward about my condition and prognosis. He under-promised and over-delivered on my clinical outcome and far exceeded my expectations. Within days of the surgery, the pain and numbness was gone. I now am pain free and enjoying life again.

With 40 years experience as a Registered Nurse, I know professional competence, quality outcomes and clinical excellence. Dr. Johnson exemplifies these qualities. I would highly recommend him to anyone suffering from spinal disorders. He is a true Superstar!!!"
– Sharon, Morristown
"I am 84 years old and since my total shoulder replacement can feel and live without pain for the first time in over a year. Dr. Edwin Spencer is the best of the best! He and his staff are the most caring and dedicated folks I have ever witnessed. I have had only 4 pain pills in a two month period and am completely free of pain...I can work my garden and my roses now. Thank you Dr. Spencer! God bless you and your staff!"
– Lee Roy, Knoxville
"My Father, James had suffered for a year with lower back pain with radiating to his leg. His primary care physician recommended Dr. Paul Johnson as "the best back doctor ever". I am a nurse so I was very concerned and, I guess, a little difficult. Dr. Johnson treated my Father with conservative treatment and then surgery (spinal fusion) when that failed.

Dr. Johnson was not only a very skilled, knowledgeable surgeon; he was also kind, compassionate and humble. He treated my Dad, my family and all of the hospital staff with the utmost respect and courtesy. I am very grateful to Dr. Johnson for restoring my Father back to the happy, active person who can do all the things he loves to do in this life. Dr. Johnson enriched both of our lives."
– Sherry, Dandridge