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

Thanks to my care at KOC, I can play basketball, run, and enjoy all my favorite activities! I’m a 12 year old that loves to play basketball, run, hike, and play sports with my friends. Over summer break, I had a very bad trampoline accident and broke my femur. The break was severe and required surgery. I was terrified. Scared that I may never be able to do all the things that I loved again. The thought of having a metal rod in my leg was terrifying. My parents chose Dr. Jay Crawford to perform the surgery on my leg. I am so thankful for the amazing job he did. My recovery time was very short considering that I had a metal rod placed inside my upper leg. Following instructions from Dr. Crawford, I completed my physical therapy and was back on the basketball court and ready for tryouts within 3 months of my surgery! I recently traveled to New York City with my family and was able to walk 10 miles a day to sightsee with no trouble! Thanks to Dr. Crawford, I can do all the things that I love to do. I will always be grateful to him and his staff at KOC for taking such great care of me!
– Reed, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can start to be on the road to recovery from constant neck pain. I had my neck fusion done at the Outpatient Center at the West Office. Dr. Madigan was very informative and his knowledge of my procedure gave me confidence that I was at the right place. I’m glad he did my surgery and I would use him again. He is an excellent surgeon.
– Bobby, Morristown
Thanks to my care at KOC, I finished a full Tough Mudder today. Since Dec. 31, 2016...this is my third injury I have had treatment from Dr. Betcher for, but by far the worst. I ripped open my left knee severely in a trail running accident New Year's Eve down to the tendons and never got one infection and was able to heal and continue running eventually thanks to Dr. Betcher and Dr. Botero. The next was a severe sternal confusion from a jet ski that took about 5 weeks to heal before being able to do a push-up again. But the latest was slipping on a wet pool deck and laterally dislocating my right knee and chipping the patella 8 weeks ago. For a runner, hiker, part time river guide on the Ocoee, and general adrenaline junky, this injury was a struggle mentally and physically. But thanks to the amazing care I always get...today I completed the 11 mile race with 22 obstacles. To say I am excited is an understatement. Next weekend is my first Spartan race and I have full confidence in myself after today! Thank you to all the KOC staff and especially Dr. Betcher for always helping me heal and being so conscious of my passions so I can get back to what I love. Today was a good day!
– Kathryn, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can be mobile again! Dr. Calhoun is the only doctor I know who has the best sense of humor. He always makes me laugh. I wish all my doctors were like that. Thanks, Dr.Calhoun, for making me feel like you care.
– Sharon, Knoxville
I can say that I am well pleased with all my contact at KOC, starting at the check in to the waiting room (not long there) to the procedure room.
Everything seems well organized and professional. Dr. Ivy and the nurses and assistants were very helpful and informative.
They explained all the procedures to me. Dr. Ivy told me my choices to fix my fingers and let me decide what way I wanted to go. It sounds horrible to stick a needle in the pad of your hand, but it really did not feel that bad. I could feel the medicine in the needle go up my finger to the tip and the finger really relaxed. We did this a few times and then I had to elect surgery and it went very well. He is a very kind and informative doctor. I trust him and his judgment.
– Jim, Knoxville
My 11-year-old grandson plays outfield and pitches on a travel baseball team. He was experiencing some pain in his elbow and then got an injury to that same elbow. Dr. Mathien treated him, which included taking him out of baseball for several weeks. My grandson was very upset, but Dr. Mathien was excellent in handling this. He speaks directly to the patient in a manner they can understand and shows great respect and understanding. Each time we were there, he took that extra moment to give him a "little life lesson." Not only is Dr. Greg Mathien an excellent physician, he is great person!
– Nina, Knoxville
Thanks to my new ankle replacement, I can walk with dignity! I love being able to be active again. Dr. Ferguson is an awesome doctor who is knowledgeable, kind, and he LISTENS. He will accomplish what needs to be done in your best interest.
– Angela, Crossville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk without pain in my left leg! I had a herniated disc with debris affecting two nerves in my left leg...very painful! After initially seeing Dr. Madigan, I elected to try the less invasive steroid epidural, leaving surgery as the last option. Unfortunately, after experiencing only temporary relief from the second epidural, I had to choose surgery, the last resort, but I had outstanding results! I am back to my life walking my dogs, driving distances, and walking without pain! I am so grateful to Dr. Madigan for giving my life back! I would highly recommend Dr. Madigan, who is conservative, but if surgery is the necessary decision, he got the job done! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
– Cherie, Knoxville
Thanks to Dr. Maguire, my quality of life has been restored. I suffered with neck, shoulder and arm pain for three years, but 13 weeks after surgery all pain and discomfort are gone. Thanks to everyone at KOC that had any part in my surgery. Thanks again, Dr. Maguire.
– Herman, Pineville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now operate both hands. I love Dr. Ivy. He is the best. He operated on my left hand for trigger finger and right hand for carpal tunnel. The surgery went great. Thanks to his knowledge, I was never in pain. I am returning for a third time for something different. I trust him with my life! Thank you, Dr. Ivy.
– Frances, Rockwood
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk just fine without a limp of any kind just three weeks after my total knee replacement with Dr. Botero. My physical therapist has been blown away by my progress. This is truly going to change my life. Thank you KOC! You all are the BEST!
– Charles, Maryville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can go about my daily tasks and responsibilities without any pain. Before my surgery I was in constant pain and had no strength to raise my arm above my head. Now I have a vertical range of motion that is greater than 160 degrees. The rehab went well. I had 12 sessions and gradually worked my way up to where I am today. I am 100% satisfied with my surgery. Thank you Dr. Spencer, I greatly appreciate you and your staff for the professionalism and care you have shown me. Truly God does His work through people like you!
– Joe, LaFollette