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Dr. Rob  Simmons

TOA Appoints Rob Simmons as New Chief Executive Officer

Meet our new CEO Rob Simmons! Simmons has served as CEO of TOA since 2018.

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Dr. William

Dr. William B. Kurtz on Joint Replacement Surgery Expectations

Dr. William B. Kurtz is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements. In this video he discusses preparations patients need to make prior to having a joint replacement surgery, what to expect the day of surgery as well as postoperatively.

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Group Training

Weekend Warrior 101

In this article by Dr. Bartley McGehee, he outlines the common injuries faced by weekend warriors, how to prevent them and what to do if you do sustain an orthopedic injury.

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National Duathlon Champion

National Duathlon Champion Gets Back to Training Thanks to Dr. Damon Petty

Check out Jerry Spiva's story from orthopedic injury to recovery. You'll be inspired by Jerry's commitment to getting back to the sports that he loves and accomplishing his goals.

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Dr. Rose

A Comeback Story with TOA Surgeon, Dr. S. Matthew Rose

White House High School football player, Cameron Casanova, sustained a devastating injury last season, breaking his tibia and fibula in several places. TOA's Dr. S. Matthew Rose, the team physician for White House High School, repaired Cameron's break and supported him through his journey to recovery and his inspiring come-back.

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Dr. Anderson

Dr. Christian Anderson Demonstrates a PRP (platelet rich plasma) Injection

PRP (platelet rich plasma) is used for a variety of different orthopedic conditions. In this video, Dr. Christian Anderson demonstrates step by step, the process of administering a PRP injection and discusses it's benefits.

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Pitcher in Softball

Top 10 things to Know if You Participate in a Throwing Sport

Dr. Damon H. Petty outlines his top 10 tips for throwing sport athletes.

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Dr. Kowalski

Dr. Kurtis L. Kowalski on Running Injury Prevention & Treatment

Dr. Kurtis Kowalski, a dedicated marathon runner, discusses the most common running injuries that he treats, how to prevent them and what to do if you do sustain an injury while running.

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Light Bulb

A Q&A with Dr. Christian N. Anderson

TOA physician, Dr. Christian N. Anderson was recently awarded a patent for a meniscus repair device. We sat down with him to discuss the process of inventing a new medical device, developing a working prototype and obtaining a patent.

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Dr. Philip A.G. Karpos on joint replacement

Dr. Philip A.G. Karpos Discusses Joint Replacement

Dr. Philip A.G. Karpos answers some common questions about joint replacement surgery.

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Dr. W. Chase Corn

From Ankle Injury to Marathon Runner Thanks to Dr. W. Chase Corn

Pat McFarland is an accomplished marathon runner and patient of foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Chase Corn. This is his success story.

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Dr. Garside

W. Blake Garside Jr., M.D. Answers the Common Question, Ice or Heat?

If you're wondering what you should do after you've suffered an acute injury, Dr. Garside breaks it down in this video for you as part of our #TheOrthoAnswer series.

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Dr. Gray

Dr. Gray C. Stahlman Demonstrates Spine Stretches

As part of our #TheOrthoAnswer series, Dr. Gray C. Stahlman, demonstrates spine stretches that help reduce back pain.

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Dr. Gray on Back Pain

Dr. Gray C. Stahlman - 5 Factors of Back Pain

As part of our #TheOrthoAnswer series, Dr. Gray C. Stahlman, discusses five factors that contribute to back pain.

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Dr. Lydia

Women's History Month Profile - Dr. Lydia A. White

During the month of March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we will share videos highlighting our five women physicians. These inspiring women continue our founders' legacy of advancing the practice of orthopedic surgery. You will see how these women play a vital role in their communities and are helping to shape our future female leaders. This video features TOA surgeon, Dr. Lydia White.

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Dr. Gary reviewing back strengtheing exercises

Dr. Gray C. Stahlman - Back Strengthening Exercises

As part of our #TheOrthoAnswer series, Dr. Gray C. Stahlman, demonstrates three exercises you can do at home to strengthen your back muscles.

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S.R. Brown, M.D.

Women's History Month Profile - S.R. Brown, M.D.

During the month of March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we will share videos highlighting our five women physicians. These inspiring women continue our founders' legacy of advancing the practice of orthopedic surgery. You will see how these women play a vital role in their communities and are helping to shape our future female leaders. This video features TOA surgeon, Dr. S.R. Brown.

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Dr. Terry

TOA Surgeon Performs First Minimally Invasive Outpatient Spinal Fusion In Middle Tennessee

Outpatient spinal fusion performed by TOA surgeon, Dr. Juris Shibayama, changes Rutherford county mom's life.

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Dr. Jane Siegel

Women's History Month Profile - Dr. Jane M. Siegel

During the month of March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we will share videos highlighting our five women physicians. These inspiring women continue our founders' legacy of advancing the practice of orthopedic surgery. You will see how these women play a vital role in their communities and are helping to shape our future female leaders. This video features TOA surgeon, Dr. Jane M. Siegel.

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Turkey and Chainsaw

What do I do if I chop off my finger?

Hopefully you will never need this advice, but if you or someone you know does, it will be handy (pun intended) to have somewhere in the back of your mind.

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving Safety

Use caution during the Halloween season, and take steps to prevent hand injuries when carving.

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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow 101

Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is an extremely common cause of elbow pain. Check out this article for the scoop on tennis elbow.

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Rotary Knee Instability

Rotatory Knee Instability

TOA's Dr. Allen Anderson and Dr. Christian Anderson and recently published a book chapter on ACL injuries and the development and use of the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) forms that are currently utilized around the world to assess and study outcomes and performance after ACL reconstruction.

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Keeping hydrated while exercising

Heat Exhaustion

It is so important to be acclimated to the heat and well hydrated when you exercise. In this article, Dr. Michael Jordan outlines the risks, symptoms and treatments for heat exhaustion.

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