This post will serve to kick off a new blog series from the Shoulder and Elbow team at KOC highlighting the latest medical research topics related to our area of … Continue reading RESEARCH UPDATE: Rotator Cuff Repairs and Steroid Injections
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As 2021 progresses, Dr. Spencer and the team at Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic have been hard at work seeing patients, fixing bodies and pushing the medical envelope to ensure our patients … Continue reading Pushing the Envelope- Dr. Spencer’s Twist on the Rotator Cuff Repair
With the The Shoulder and Elbow Center at Knoxville Orthopedic, 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 won many awards, including being voted by his shoulder surgeon peers as one of the “Top 28 Shoulder Surgeons” in the USA, a Knoxville “Top Doc” by Cityview Magazine, the “Best Doctors in America” list, a “Castle Connolly Top Doctor,”and been named a “Leader in Total Joint Replacement: Generation Next” by Orthopedics Today.
A member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Dr. Edwin Spencer is a 2 time recipient of the Neer Award- the most prestigious award in shoulder surgery and research- as well as being voted one of the Top 28 shoulder surgeons in the US. 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 (pictured).
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.
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The Shoulder and Elbow Center at Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic
260 Fort Sanders West Blvd., Building #6 • Knoxville, TN 37922
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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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