At Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, our number one priority is our patients. We all take great pride in hearing that our patients are happy with the care we provide. Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process.
Shoulder Surgery Success Thanks To Dr. Christian Anderson
I am writing to thank Dr. Christian Anderson and the entire TOA staff for the excellent care received during my recent shoulder surgery. Dr. Anderson is first class, and I am so thankful to my dear friend who recommended him to me. He has been very caring throughout this journey and even though the recovery process is a slow one, he has been a constant encouragement to me. I would also like to thank Ashley and Pam at the Mt Juliet office for their kindness. I am doing my physical therapy at TOA Skyline. Franklin and Amanda are excellent physical therapists and great cheerleaders. They have been very considerate and patient with me which has brought me great comfort. Wanda & Theresa greet me before every PT appointment with big smiles and a lot of laughter. A very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Anderson, the staff of the Mt Juliet office, and all those at TOA Physical Therapy Skyline for treating me with respect, kindness and genuine concern for my well-being.
Thank you Dr. Coogan!
I dropped a porcelain sink on my thumb one week before a snow skiing vacation. TOA was able to get me in the next day! Dr. Coogan reset my thumb nail (which fully recovered and I did not lose it) and he also was able to comfortably straighten my thumb and provide me with a temporary cast that was sleek enough to fit inside a snow ski glove but protective enough to travel. My thumb fully healed and my life was not impacted. His services were very impressive and I feel he really took time to understand my needs and treated me accordingly. In addition, his nurse was fantastic—she had a great attitude!
Bilateral Hip Replacement Success!
Dr. William B. Kurtz performed a bilateral hip replacement surgery on Dwayne Clemmons recently and his post-op results were incredible! Dwayne shared his experience below. The following account is in his own words and shared here with his permission.
"After visiting a Sports Medicine Center and receiving the diagnosis that I needed bilateral hip replacement, the best advice I received was to find a surgeon who would perform the Anterior Method. It was explained that this method would yield the fastest recovery with the least restrictions of movement. During my research I became acquainted with two people who had hip replacement surgery by Dr. Kurtz. They had nothing but good things to say about his bedside manner, as well as the overall surgical experience. In addition to the personal testimonies, I was highly impressed to find that Dr. Kurtz had over 14 patents concerning knee and hip replacement implants, as well as a patented leg length study. After reading more about the Direct Anterior method on Dr. Kurtz’s website, as well as watching a total hip replacement video, I made the call to visit his office.
Dr. Kurtz answered all of my questions and I left feeling confident that I had found the right surgeon for my procedure. I soon scheduled a surgery date. Twenty-three hours after surgery I walked approximately 250 feet without a walker or cane. I was walking better after surgery than I did pre-op the day before. My hips did not hurt and I was able to stand tall and erect; something I had not done in a while. This also resulted in a gain of one-half inch in height. I’m 5’11’’ again.
Two weeks after surgery I returned to school as a teacher. I was able to attend all of my classes and function as I normally would. Six weeks after surgery I was on the tennis court with a ball machine. I felt no pain or discomfort during my 30-minute session. I am slowly working my way back to a full 1 ½ hour match. I tell everyone I know about Dr. Kurtz and the Anterior Method."
If you're considering joint replacement surgery and are interested in scheduling a consult with Dr. Kurtz call 615-329-6600.
Thank You, Dr. Moore!
I was able to go out to dinner with my family tonight - the first time I have been able to walk to and from the car, sit for two hours and walk back to the car without pain or discomfort or fear that my leg was going to buckle. I used a cane for stability. I can never thank Dr. Moore enough for taking my case and healing and correcting my knee so that I can resume some normal activities.
Haulin' Gear Thanks to Dr. Burrus
Brandy Lee, a patient of TOA spine specialist, Dr. Burrus, pulls a single person kayak towards the water at Long Hunter State Park. The kayak weighs about 40 pounds without any gear in it.
Brandy writes, "I couldn't even walk in April of 2008, so being able to (carefully) pick up a kayak is something I'm incredibly grateful to be able to do. I blew out my disc at the L4/L5 level. I had degenerative disc disease, but I think a fall down some stairs finished it off. I think some bits of the disc were sitting on my sciatic nerve, and the pain eventually got to be so bad that I couldn't even stand up. I spent a week dragging myself around my house by my elbows before I called Dr. Burrus and begged him to move up my surgery, which he graciously did. He had me up and walking a day later. I honestly feel that he saved my life. He's my hero! I owe him so much more than I could ever repay. He's one heck of a talented surgeon! My 9-year anniversary will be on April 8th of this year, and I don't think I could be any happier with the results of the fusion."