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Orthopedics

Fort Sanders Regional’s Joint Center is a leader in hip and knee joint replacement providing pain relief, mobility and activity. Our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons, nurses, clinicians, and therapists work together to stay on top of the latest technological advances and minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide better care for patients.

Our team shares this vision to provide the highest level of clinical and service excellence for every patient, every time: Quality will be our passion. People will be our purpose.

Fort Sanders Regional is recognized as a Blue Center of Distinction + for hip and knee replacement surgery and provides quality care, treatment expertise, and better overall patient results while minimizing excessive costs to patients.

Need an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Experiencing bone or joint problems and looking for a physician who can help get you back to enjoying everyday life? Click here to find one of our actively privileged orthopedists, or call (865) 673-FORT.


Preparing for Surgery

Joint replacement patients who understand what to expect during the surgical and rehabilitation process have better outcomes. The Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Joint Center offers educational joint classes held before surgery during which patients learn what to expect during their stay. Information about the classes will be provided when surgery is scheduled, and patients are encouraged to attend with the family member or friend who will support them during their surgery and rehabilitation.


Post-Surgery Therapy

Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center’s orthopedic program is dedicated to providing services to persons who have undergone hip and knee replacements. Orthopedic inpatient rehabilitation is generally of short duration with follow-up care provided by home health agencies or outpatient clinics. Covenant Health has therapy centers located throughout our region, so convenient rehabilitation after your surgery is easily available. Click here to learn more about Covenant Health Therapy Centers and to find a location near you.


Patient Stories

  • Knee Replacement Keeps Convention Center Manager on the Move

    Debbie Orsburn underwent a total knee replacement at Fort Sanders Regional performed by Dr. Yau in December 2017.

  • A Shoulder to Rely On

    Thanks to the artificial ball and socket John Reynolds, M.D., implanted in Dainese Wasson’s right shoulder she is back to her normal routine.

  • Count It All Joy

    Following hip and knee replacement, patient sings the praises of Fort Sanders Therapy Center

  • Hip to Pain…

    Teacher’s diary shows pain-free days were few

  • Follow Through

    Cozadds keep moving with help from FSR

  • Hip Replacement Gets Tennis Player Back Into the Game

    He discovered tennis in its golden years, back when Ilie Nastase, Vitas Gerulaitis and Bjorn Borg ruled the men’s courts. But almost four decades later, Kevin Simpson’s game was suffering.