Driving a car, pitching a baseball or training a horse, the shoulder moves through a greater range of motion than any other joint in the body.
Amazing flexibility makes our shoulders so versatile and yet so unstable. The elbow is a complex joint that coordinates the movement of the three large bones of the upper extremities. When these vulnerable joints are injured, our lifestyle suffers. From the repair of rotator cuff injuries to total shoulder replacement surgery to elbow reconstruction, the KOC shoulder and elbow specialists offer thorough knowledge and experience to restore your shoulder and elbow function.
Of the major joints in the human body, the shoulder may be the most at risk for injury. Approximately six million people a year in the United States visit a physician due to some type of shoulder problem. The treatment and restoration of upper extremity function requires a thorough knowledge of the complexities of the shoulder joint. Dr. Brian Holloway and Dr. Edwin Spencer are both fellowship-trained shoulder specialists with an advanced level of diagnostic and surgical expertise. They have particular expertise with the arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff injuries and with total shoulder replacement surgery. Both surgeons continue to be involved in extensive clinical and biomechanical research of the shoulder.
The KOC shoulder and elbow specialists are proud to introduce the creation of the Shoulder & Elbow Center. Read More...
Spencer Named One of 28 Top US Shoulder Surgeons
Dr. Edwin Spencer was named to the 28 Top US Shoulder Surgeons by Orthopedics This Week in 2012: Read more
Holloway and Spencer Inducted into ASES
Dr. Holloway and Dr. Spencer have been inducted into the American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons Society. The American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is a society made up of leading national and international orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. Membership is by invitation only. The Society is an educational body responsible for the development of scientific programs, organization of current knowledge, standardization of nomenclature and publication of scientific materials. This prestigious group has only a handful of members in the state of Tennessee.
Spencer Wins Award
Dr. Spencer was awarded the Mid-America Traveling Fellowship. This is a $5,000 award that is granted to a physician for research at another facility in order to expand their expertise and knowledge by association with other specialists in their field.
Spencer and Maguire Inducted Into AOA
Edwin Spencer, MD, and James Kimbro Maguire, MD, have been inducted into the prestigious America Orthopaedic Association (AOA). Drs. Spencer and Maguire join KOC physician Dr. Robert Madigan as AOA members. Founded in 1887, AOA is the oldest and most distinguished orthopaedic association in the world and is considered the honor society for orthopaedic surgeons. AOA’s mission is “To identify, develop, engage and recognize leadership to further the art and science of orthopaedics.” Membership in AOA is extended to those who have made a significant contribution to education, research, and the practice of orthopaedic surgery.
Spencer and Holloway Win Neer Award Twice
KOC surgeons Edwin Spencer, MD, and Brian Holloway, MD, have twice been the recipients of one of the nation’s most prestigious orthopaedic research awards. The Charles S. Neer Award is given annually for the best shoulder research performed that year.
The KOC physicians’ research is being conducted in conjunction with the MOON Group. Based at Vanderbilt University, the MOON Group includes physicians from many other medical centers such as Ohio State University, University of Iowa, University of California-San Diego, Washington University, and the University of Colorado.
The award honors Charles S. Neer II, MD, who in 1985 created a fund to recognize outstanding clinical investigation that contributes to the understanding, care and prevention of injuries to the shoulder and elbow. This prestigious award has been presented annually since the first open meeting of the American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons. In 1987, the award was expanded to recognize both clinical and research categories.
Papers are selected by the Program Committee from the numerous abstracts submitted each year. The Neer Award Research Committee reviews and grades manuscripts to determine the final winners.