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

"Dr. Paul Johnson is a caring physician who has always put my needs first. From the first visit, he has always told me exactly what to expect and what needed to be done. The day of the surgery couldn't have gone any smoother. It is not often a physician visits you multiple times before the surgery to make sure you are comfortable and see if you have any questions and then talks to you in the surgery room until you fall asleep! Not only that, when I woke up from the surgery he was standing by my side to make sure that I was o.k. and to see what my pain level was. Since the surgery, I have progressed great, my pain level is minimal after 3 months and I am back to doing my normal tasks without pain.

My scar looks great from the superior skills which Dr. Johnson used while performing my surgery. I would tell anyone who is having disc problems in their neck to come see Dr. Johnson as I personally feel he is the best in Knoxville. Dr. Johnson is a caring doctor who uses his superior skills to make a difference in others' lives and for that I thank him. It is great to be able to do normal tasks along with enjoying the pleasures of life without pain."
– Yvette, Knoxville
"Dr. Kimbro Maguire was very thorough in explaining my problem with my my back and the options that I faced. He gave me an opportunity to progress at my own pace. It all started with a backache in August and after going thru chiropractic treatment, physical therapy and cortisone shots, ended in February with back surgery. I had gotten to the point of not being able to work with out pain in my hips and legs. I had a difficult time just walking to my car from my job. He explained my options and what the surgery entailed and how recovery would work. I had complete faith in him, his staff and also Tennova. After 4 months, I am so thankful to be back out in my backyard and able to garden again this year. I know without the surgery, it would not have been possible. He made my decisions so much easier to make."
– Sherry, Maryville
"Thanks to Dr. Herman Botero, KOC and the Park West Hospital staff, I will be able to return to painless everyday activities after having a total right hip replacement. After doing some research, I met with Dr. Botero, discussed and used a new procedure called 'Anterior Approach Surgery'. This allows an incision to be made on the side, instead of the back of the hip. The muscles and tendons are not cut into or detached, which allows for less pain and quicker healing. I got to leave the hospital the following day with the aid of a cane, which I only used for about a week while I was regaining my strength through therapy. I recommend everyone to use Dr. Botero and this type of surgery. Thanks again to everyone who helped in my procedure."
– Brian, Powell
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can use my thumb without pain or it constantly clicking in and out of place. The relief was almost instant.

Dr. John Ambrosia was very patient and understanding with me being 'chicken' when it comes to needles. He took time to explain everything that would happen and didn't make false promises about the pain. It did hurt, but not long and the results were well worth it. I wish I had not waited as long as I did to go get it checked out. :)
– Norma, Lenoir City
“My knees were bone to bone when my wife called and made an appointment with Dr. Robert Smith and we saw him in January. Dr Smith was so caring and concerned he made us feel so important. Dr Smith did my operation the end of January and it went great. I had a total knee replacement and the care I received from him was awesome, then in October he did my other knee. The whole time I have been with Dr Smith and KOC for two knee replacements has been wonderful. Today is June 1st 2015 and Dr. Robert Smith released me but during my visit he made sure if I needed to see him for anything to just call. Now that's a great doctor. Thanks to my care, I can walk again with out hurting.

– Gerald, Sevierville
"Prior to Dr. Paul Johnson performing surgery on my back I was in constant pain. I could not do the things that I loved to do. I went from a lady that got up every morning singing and dancing to a person that was grumpy and didn't want to do anything. After Dr. Johnson performed the surgery I am back to my old self. Life is wonderful again.

Not only is Dr. Paul Johnson an excellent surgeon he is a wonderful and caring person. He is straightforward, courteous, compassionate, friendly and professional. Thank you Dr. Johnson!"
– Patricia, Jefferson City
"As far as I'm concerned, Dr. Luke Madigan is a superstar! The pain I had due to sciatcia was GONE the moment I got out of the recovery room after my diskectomy!! He has an amazing personality and seems to genuinely care about my progress. Obviously I don't wish for anymore spine or joint problems, but if I do have them, there is absolutely NOwhere else I would go to be healed other than to Dr. Luke at KOC!! Because of him, I can look forward to a life with no more limitations due to pain!"
– Andrea, Morristown
"After my hip replacement by Dr. Herman Botero, I can again enjoy life without pain!!!

I had just turned 50 and found myself in a limited capacity which altered my mobility. My daily living focused solely around the pain that had gradually overtaken my right hip. My hip hurt so bad by the time my surgery date arrived, I could barely walk and was becoming depressed just thinking of another day with that pain. Dr. Botero told me the hip replacement would allow for a better quality of life so I expected at best just to be able to walk without pain. Wow, it was immediate relief the first time I walked post op. He did an awesome job and my life is as normal as ever. There is not anything I cannot do. I strongly recommend anyone with hip problems to schedule an appointment with Dr. Botero. He listens, cares and will find the cause and proceed accordingly. It was the best thing I ever did going to him and when people ask me how my new hip is...I answer: I LOVE MY NEW HIP!!!!!"
– Tammy, Knoxville
"For several years before my bilateral total knee replacements done by Dr. Matt Naudad, I had a significant limp & pain that caused me to dread even walking through the grocery store. I put the surgery off for a few years trying to find an alternative fix for my knees. In previous years, I had been an avid hiker. For the past 10+ years I had not been able to hike at all. I thought that I would never be able to hike to Mt. LeConte again ever! Thanks to the skill and expertise of Dr. Nadaud, I was able to hike to Mt. LeConte again on April 12, 2015, which was one year & 3 days after my knee replacements! Needless to say, I was thrilled to be able to do that! At 4 1/2 months after the surgery, I could ride my bicycle as far as 18 miles at one time & rode avidly until winter. Prior to my surgery, I did a lot of research to find the best surgeon to do my knee replacements and Dr. Nadaud's name kept coming up as one of the best in our area. From my perspective, Dr. Matthew Nadaud is the best! Because of him & his excellent work, I have been able to get my active life back! I will always be grateful for that! Thank you again, Dr. Nadaud!"
– Cathy, Maryville
"I had five knee surgeries before my double knee replacement. I had major pain, swelling, and giving out of the legs before the knee replacement surgeries and afterwards I feel like a whole new person. Now I have no pain, swelling, or problems with my knees giving out. I wouldn't be walking without pain or any problems today if it weren't for God, Dr. Herman Botero, and the therapy I received at OrthoTennessee Therapy.

After my first knee replacement surgery I was able to bend to 130 degrees within three weeks. When I went to therapy they gave me an exercise to do for a month before my second surgery. After the second surgery, I was able bend my knee 130 degrees within one week. It took 2-1/2 months on my right knee and 1 month on my left knee for me to be able to walk without any assistance. Dr. Botero did an amazing job with my surgery and I couldn't have asked for a better doctor. Also therapy was a major key in my healing process. Brigina Wilkerson and her assistants were great with my therapy and the process of healing."
– - Stacey, Loudon
"Since Dr. Luke Madigan operated on my lumbar back, I can now live my life free of pain and know that as I age further I will remain able to move normally (and without discomfort), which I couldn't do before. Dr. Madigan was 'right on' as to how the operation would go and how my recovery would progress. He was thorough and reassuring in his explanations. My husband asked 'How many of these have you done?' (since we are 'old poops' and everyone looks 18!)...and when he heard Dr. Madigan's experience he said 'Wow, that'll do!' I could not be more pleased with my care and the outcome!"
– Susan, Loudon
"Thanks to Dr. Herman Botero, I can walk without any pain since I had my knee replaced on March 25th 2015. The following day I was released from the hospital after my initial therapist visit, no one could believe how well I was getting around. On Friday I could actually walk without the walker but I used it to help maintain my balance during the recovery. My first outside therapy session saw that I could bend my knee at 110% instead of 90%. I believe that my recovery is so great because I had a doctor who knew what he was doing and also because I started working on my exercises the first night in the hospital. I was bound and determined that all would be renewed after surgery."
– Don, Kodak