Joint health becomes more important as we age because of the wear and tear experienced by our joints during the natural aging process. Associated Orthopaedics provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patient with permanent and progressive damage to knees, hips or shoulders as a result of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, trauma or other joint disorders. Our providers are recognized as leaders in total joint arthroplasty by referring providers throughout Eastern Tennessee.

Associated Orthopaedics offers a unique approach to treatment by partnering with well-respected local organizations to assist you in realizing the best possible outcomes. We provide state-of-the-art facilities and the foremost experts in orthopaedic care to help you return to your normal daily activities of living.

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Arthritis is a leading cause of hip and knee joint deterioration, pain and movement limitation. Because our hips and knees are weight-bearing joints, they are highly susceptible to sports injuries and work-related injuries. Hip and knee injuries and conditions can be especially painful and debilitating. At Associated Orthopaedics our team partners with the patient and their families to develop individualized treatment plans which are designed specifically to maximize recovery of hip and knee function.

You’re not just a patient to us. Our providers consider each patient individually, from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation. We work to provide patients with a relaxed, comfortable setting where they can get the answers to the questions they have without being rushed.

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The shoulder and elbow are two of the most complex joints in the human body. Proper function of these joints is integral in allowing us to perform many day-to-day activities. Injuries that affect one or both of these joints are common and can have a dramatic impact on our quality of life. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and surgical and non-surgical treatments, Associated Orthopaedics works with you to diagnose, manage and treat a wide variety of conditions, injuries and disorders involving the shoulder and elbow.

Our responsibility is to you, the patient, and our promise is to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will allow you to return to the activities that you enjoy. Our team is with you through the entire process and we are always available to answer questions you might have.

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Neck and low back pain are common occurrences in the general population. It is estimated that approximately 80% of the population will experience pain in the low back and/or neck at some time in their life. Fortunately, most of those cases resolve without surgical treatment. Surgical treatment of neck and low back problems can vary depending on several factors. The actual problem in the back or neck, where the pain is located, the severity of the pain, if and in what way the nerves in the neck or back are affected, and response to nonoperative measures to treat the pain all influence the decision to proceed with surgery. As long as the nerves in the neck and/or back are functioning properly, surgery is indicated only after conservative (nonoperative) treatment has been tried and failed.

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Your hands and wrists are essential tools that allow you to work, play and perform everyday activities.  How well the hand and wrist interact depends on the integrity and function of the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and bones. Problems in any of these can affect upper extremity function, causing disruptions at home and work and negatively impacting quality of life.

The human hand itself is very complex and delicate in structure. Hand surgery requires a completely different surgical approach from a qualified hand and wrist surgeon whether treating fractures, arthritis or deformities. Hand surgery traditionally includes treatment of the entire hand, wrist and forearm.  Again, this whole region works as a single unit, and the dysfunction of a single part needs consideration of the whole.

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Driving, walking, or working, you take 5,000-10,000 steps every day. No wonder foot and ankle issues are so disabling! Today, there is more hope than ever for foot and ankle problems. In fact, some of the most significant medical advancements in the last decade have transpired in this area of orthopaedics.

For each patient, physicians perform a history and physical examination, and order any necessary testing to determine the origin of the problem. Treatment options are developed and discussed with patients, who are actively involved in the decisionmaking process. This discussion may include a wide range of non-operative treatments including, but not limited to, physical therapy, orthotics, casting or injections. Finally, the patient and his or her physician implement a comprehensive treatment plan with the goals of decreasing pain, decreasing deformity, and improving patient function.

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