Dr. Edwin Spencer

About Us

At the The Shoulder and Elbow Center at Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic, Dr. Edwin Spencer offers exceptional care utilizing the most recent advances in medical research, instrumentation and imaging to ensure each patient receives personalized care tailored to their specific pathology. Dr. Spencer has received numerous awards, including being voted by his peers as one of the Top 28 Shoulder Surgeons in the country, a Knoxville Top Doc by Cityview Magazine, the Best Doctors in America list, a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, and has been named a Leader in Total Joint Replacement “Generation Next” by Orthopedics Today. Nationally recognized, Dr. Spencer is one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Knoxville, TN.

Dr. Edwin Spencer is a 2 time recipient of the Neer Award- the most prestigious award in shoulder surgery and research- and a member and the American Shoulder and Elbow Society. Dr. Spencer has contributed tremendously to the advancement of rotator cuff treatment as well as designing the first stemless shoulder arthroplasty in the United States (2nd generation design pictured). He is still active with many of the top design companies and doctors in Tennessee and around the world. He has also developed a number of techniques for rotator cuff repair and reverse shoulder replacement.

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Recognize anyone??

Dr. Spencer was recently featured in a Cityview Magazine article by Nathan Sparks. This article offers a great insight to the “heart behind the man” and includes some great anecdotes…

Returning to Life After Shoulder Surgery- The Long Haul

When discussing surgical vs. nonoperative treatment for shoulder injuries, one of the most pressing issues involves recovery time and how long patients will have to wait before they resume their…

Dr. Spencer Recognized as a Top Doc

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Spencer on being named one of the City View Top Docs for 2022! He is joined by several of our other surgical providers at…

A note from Dr. Spencer

My practice strives to provide the highest quality and most compassionate patient-centered orthopaedic care. This begins by carefully listening to my patients as they describe the details of their particular ailments and understanding how these issues interfere with and limit their quality of life.

Patient education is an important aspect of my practice philosophy. Medicine has become increasingly specialized and treatment options can often be very complex with the advent of more novel treatment options. In my experience, an informed patient who is well educated regarding their particular diagnosis is much more engaged and empowered throughout their treatment process and this ultimately improves their treatment outcome.

I employ a team approach to managing my patients. I feel that a team approach better serves the needs of my patients.

Our Patients

Returning to pitching following Tommy John procedure.
Proud sponsor of BC Athletics summer camps
Dr. Spencer and Dr. Mathien serve as the team orthopedists for Bearden High School Athletics.

Patient Testimonials

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Get in Touch

The Shoulder and Elbow Center at Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic
260 Fort Sanders West Blvd., Building #6 • Knoxville, TN  37922

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Please note that this form is only used for appointment scheduling. For any other questions, comments or concerns, please call our office at 865-450-1240


If you have had previous imaging (x-rays, MRI, CT scan, etc.) PLEASE make sure to bring a DISC WITH THE IMAGES (not just a sheet of paper explaining what was on the images) with you to your first appointment. Without these images, we may not be able to diagnose or treat your specific pathology. A copy of your disc can be picked up from the facility where you had your imaging test performed. Most diagnostic centers CANNOT electronically send records to our database, so you may have to insist that you leave with the disc. Dr. Spencer MUST be able to see these images before proceeding with any kind of treatment.

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