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The University of Tennessee Medical Center Orthopaedic department in Knoxville, TN provides all levels of orthopaedic and rehabilitation care for our patients. As the only Level 1 Trauma Service in East Tennessee, we provide expert orthopaedic trauma care for patients in addition to general orthopaedic services for the treatment of all conditions related to the musculoskeletal system.
Our team of surgeons, surgical staff and orthopaedic staff are called upon to care for the most critical patients, as well as those who need care for shoulder, hand, spine, foot and ankle or total joint replacement. We utilize state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to provide one of the best options for orthopaedic care in East Tennessee.
Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of our body's musculoskeletal system. This system that allows you to move includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
The University Orthopaedic Surgeons at UT Medical Center treat musculoskeletal conditions with medications, exercise, and physical therapy. For most orthopaedic diseases and injuries, there is more than one form of treatment. However, if patients do not respond to treatments, then the surgeon also may recommend surgery.
The Greek roots of the word "orthopaedics" are ortho (straight) and pais (child). Early orthopaedists often used braces or other forms of treatment to make a child "straight" by treating children suffering from spine and limb deformities. Once devoted to the care of children, today’s orthopaedists now care for patients of all ages, from newborns to young athletes to seniors.
At UT Medical Center, University Orthopaedic Surgeons will manage the conditions of a patient’s musculoskeletal system. Patients should first make an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon to receive a diagnosis of the injury or disorder.
While the University Orthopaedic Surgeons are familiar with all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, many of these surgeons specialize in certain areas such as the hand, shoulder, foot and ankle, spine, hip or knee. Some of the surgeons specialize in several areas. Click here to go to the University Orthopaedic Surgeons website to determine which surgeon best fits your needs.
Your visit with your orthopaedic surgeon will include a personal interview of your personal health history and physical examination. This may be followed by diagnostic tests such as blood tests, X-rays or other tests. Your orthopaedic surgeon will then discuss your diagnosis and treatment options and help you decide the best plan for you so that you can live an active and functional life.
Consider these details for the treatment options.
Experiencing severe knee or hip pain may result in the need to have a joint replacement.