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

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
Thanks to my care by Dr. Maguire by performing a spinal fusion and laminectomy, I can resume my exercise workouts and dance lifestyle!
– Jennifer, Knoxville
After having a total hip replacement by Dr. Herman Botero, I can live and walk without pain! I'm 5 days post op and walking unassisted. Thank you for the outstanding care and expertise. The anterior procedure makes recovery a quick and painless experience!
– Deneise, Greeneville
Thanks to Dr. Kimbro Maguire and my Lamenectomy, I can walk without pain and stumbling! I have my life back!
– Robert, Knoxville
I had a "bone on bone" hip joint with no remaining cartilage, and the beginnings of a stress fracture. On Monday, August 10th I had full hip replacement surgery, seven days later, on Monday, August 17th, I put in a full eight hour day in the office at work.

Dr. Botero listens carefully and takes as much time as the patient needs for questions and answers. He uses the most advanced technique for joint replacement called "anterior approach," which means only a 3.5" incision on the side of the hip (which in my case left virtually no scar), compared to the posterior approach of 7.0+". This seems to significantly reduce healing time and post-surgical discomfort. Dr. Herman Botero is very personable, very professional, and very distinguished in his demeanor. All in all, it was an outstanding experience!

Even the physical therapy at KOC was terrific, thanks to very professional and patient staff therapists Traci and Candace.
– TK, Knoxville
"Dr.Botero, I wanted to thank you for my right anterior hip replacement. This picture is four weeks post surgery and I am able to return to doing a sport I love, pitching horseshoe's. Thanks."
– Alan
"I have had three different surgeries by Dr. Robert Ivy with fantastic care ...the last was right thumb CMC joint arthroplasty. I was so impressed with the level of compassion and care from Dr Ivy. He doesn't just see "the patient", but rather the "whole person" in distress. I never felt rushed, as he always took his time and listened carefully to all your concerns and fears. Dealing with him was like taking counsel with a dear friend on issues very important to you. When he performed my surgeries I had complete confidence in him for a great outcome and I certainly was not disappointed. If ever I have a problem again, it will be to him that I will go. I have referred Dr. Ivy to everyone that I know; consequently, two friends over the past year have gone to him and they, as well, have had marvelous results. I strongly recommend him for any problem that you might have with your hands or wrists.

I can again use my right hand without constant and unbearable pain. I no longer have to worry about dropping things and trying to exist without the use of that hand."
– Barbara, LaFollette
"I saw Dr. Paul Johnson for a neck injury related to work. Dr. Johnson showed me a lot of patience even though he was very busy. He identified issues I was having by observing me at each visit, instead of making me feel like a waste of his time because I could not explain it in complete details. He tried all resources available before considering surgery, which I appreciated. When surgery came, I was scared about it & he helped me through this. Thank you Dr. Johnson for going above & beyond. I would / have highly recommend Dr. Johnson!!

I know KOC is a facility with caring and competent doctors for my family... and I can proudly recommend to others."
– Dorothy, Talbott
"From the time I started visiting Dr. Luke Madigan, I was given the honest opinion about my situation. Without having this operation on my back, I don't know where I would have been in the next two to three years from now. I can walk normal again without wobbling side to side as if I were a penguin and I am now pain free without leg pain aching me constantly for the first time in about 5 years. I'm so thankful for the help and everything Dr. Madigan has provided me with, I will now be able to enjoy my life."
– Jeff, Harrogate