Success Stories

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At the Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, we work hard to provide the best possible experiences and outcomes for all of our patients. We understand that 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 turn my head and neck without severe pain. I have degenerative disc disease that gets increasingly worse every year. Dr. Luke Madigan was very understanding and willing to help me get relief. He was very easy to talk to and explained what he thought would help me. I was very happy to find someone that I feel I can call on and depend on to help me in the future. I would highly recommend Dr. Madigan.
– Delbert, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can live again! I am so happy with both knees. Dr. Becker is one of the best. He has a great personality, bed side manner, and is a super great doctor. I can do anything that I want and need to do. I have my life back. Thank you so much for all you do for everyone!
– Carmen, White Pine
Dr. David Holt did an excellent job surgically installing hardware in my broken arm (radius and ulna near the wrist). The surgery was so successful that I needed very little pain medication after it was performed and it's feeling great now. He also came to me in the hospital and performed the surgery as an in-patient when other ortho surgeons required out-patient surgery. Had he not done so, I would have been discharged without the surgery I so desperately needed. Dr. Holt personally called me when I was unable to keep follow-up appointments and for these reasons I consider him a very caring doctor. He is prompt as well, doing everything he said he would on time (hard to find qualities and very much appreciated).
– Nancy, Cosby
Prior to surgery I was struggling with a loss of flexibility, and limited mobility due to pain. Dr. Luke Madigan performed a lumbar laminectomy for spinal stenosis. At seven weeks post surgery, all of the pre-surgery issues are resolved and I feel better than I have for 20 years. Thanks to the care I received at KOC, I can roll my whitewater kayak again.

Dr. Madigan is an exceptionally skilled and caring surgeon who has earned my deepest gratitude and respect. My only regret is than I didn't have this surgery 5 or 10 years ago!
– Thomas, Tellico Plains
Since my neck surgery by Dr. Paul Johnson, I can live each day now without debilitating neck and shoulder pain. Within hours after surgery, I was pain free, without pain medication. The pain I had been dealing with was non-stop and for so many years. The confidence that Dr. Johnson provided me not only in the success of the surgery, but in the ability that he had, was extremely helpful in my decision-making to move forward with the surgery. As a patient of many of the exceptional doctors at KOC, I am winning the battle on my orthopedic complications that come with age and arthritis. I and my entire family are very blessed by KOC.
– Brenda, Friendsville
I had visited three other spine specialists who had not been able to relieve my pain. None had suggested surgery, perhaps because of my age (73), but Dr. Luke Madigan was a very caring doctor who showed no hesitation in explaining the surgery thoroughly, both pros and cons, and recommending that I have it and carried it through with great success. Very, very happy with his work and I would recommend him highly and KOC in general. KOC doctors have performed knee replacement on both my knees, saved the use of my husband's hand when he cut tendons, and helped him through a broken ankle. Where would we be without all of you?
– Sandra, Knoxville
I feel I must start with a little history about my condition...Previous Doctors I saw before Dr. Paul Johnson, tried to treat me with therapy and when I complained that is was getting worse each time I went, all complaints were not handled correctly. I was not given an x-ray until the last visit with those Drs. and was informed that they were too foggy and couldn't get a good look. As previously stated, they sent me back to therapy with no good results...I was steadily getting worse. At the request of my employer, I chose Dr. Johnson and I could not be more pleased. This man encountered a very angry woman who had been in severe pain for much too long. He got x-rays, set up for me to try a shot, got that, it didn't help. He, at that point scheduled surgery on my cervical spine C5-C6-C7. Dr. Johnson told me what he was going to do and what it would help. This man hit the nail on the head. He is one awesome Dr and I would highly recommend his services. He cares deeply for his patients and it shows in the care he gives us. I carry the utmost respect for this man because he is the reason I can enjoy my grandchildren. I can now move my neck and I am able to turn in both directions. The nerves were fixed and that awful tingling is gone.
– Debbie, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can... hike to the top of Mt Leconte on the longest, hardest trail! 17 miles! Since Dr. Betcher released me in November of 2013 I have hiked 600 Miles in the Smoky Mountains, working towards my goal of hiking every trail in the Smokies! Thank you Dr. Betcher and team!
– Amanda, Knoxville
Since my Cervical Spine procedure, I can go through my normal daily routine without pain. I have suffered for many years with migraine headaches, missing out on activities with my family because of the pain. Since my procedure I have not had a migraine (or even a common headache). This is like a miracle for me as medication always left me in a fog. I can walk farther without pain, have more energy, just over all feel better.
Dr. Luke Madigan sat down with me prior to the scheduling this procedure, explained the surgery, recovery time, common side effects, pain management, and overall what to expect. He did not leave the room until he was sure my questions were answered. He reviewed my films with me pre- and post-op. He made sure I understood the procedure which is a comfort to me. I have been a Nurse for over 25 years and he still took the time to explain, ask my input, giving me a voice in my care. He addresses concerns and questions during follow up.
– Debora, Andersonville
Since my back surgery by Dr. Maguire, I can return to normal activities, outdoor and farming. The relief of pain was amazingly quick.
– Vernon, Russellville
My carpal tunnel surgery was a great success so I can once again use my right hand. I would recommend Dr ivy to anyone.
– Carol, Knoxville
It was my daughter's junior year in high school. She was the post player on her varsity basketball team. As she and other players were going up for a rebound, she got pulled down by another player and fell on the ground. After seeing her limp off the court, I knew we needed to get her knee looked at. We went to the +4 KOC injury clinic and the PA that we saw thought it was a torn ACL. Soon after, the MRI confirmed the diagnosis and she was facing surgery with Dr. Becker. After discussing options with him (either her own tendon or a donor tendon) I asked him if this had happened to his daughter which one would he recommend. He emphatically said the donor tendon. Surgery was scheduled during her Spring Break. We were so appreciative of the care that Dr. Becker provided, and rehab was so much faster since she had the donor tendon. Thank you Dr. Becker for taking such good care of her! She is in her 3rd year of college and participating in many intramural sports and activities! Thanks to KOC, I can continue to watch my daughter lead an active lifestyle participating in sports and exercise!
– Cathy, Knoxville