We are so excited to finally bring you our blog, your direct line to the world of shoulder and elbow surgery. Through blog posts, Dr. Spencer is able to take patients far deeper into the world of shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, pre-operative CT imaging and more! Check back occasionally for new posts, or subscribe at the bottom of the page to get all the latest updates delivered right to your inbox!

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 desired daily activities, including working out. The transition from physical therapy to an unsupervised home workout program can seem very daunting for many patients, particularly

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 KOC being recognized for their commitment and dedication to providing quality care to the Knoxville and East Tennessee Community. The City View Top Docs recognition

Davinci’s Glenoid- Decoding the Arthritic Shoulder

Dr. Spencer and the team at the Shoulder and Elbow Center are thrilled to announce the latest of our research efforts being published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery! Working with Dr. Grant Garrigues at Rush Orthopedics and Dr. Ryan Quigley at Sacramento Medical Center, our team has gathered data on patients who


Patients frequently present to our clinic with a lot of anxiety and worry about pain following their shoulder surgery. While there is certainly a wide range of responses to surgery, we commonly find that many of our patients complain of very little pain following their surgeries. There are almost 500,000 total shoulder replacements, reverse shoulder

The Shoulder and Elbow Center- Championship Treatment

The staff at the Shoulder and Elbow center are incredibly excited to share that one of our patients recently captured his SECOND B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series victory. Jim had a total shoulder arthroplasty with Dr. Spencer earlier this year, and his victory offers a unique opportunity to address returning to activity following shoulder surgery. One


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