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Orthopedic Services and Procedures

Led by our board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Gregory Hoover, MD, we offer family-focused care and advanced orthopedic procedures. We treat adolescent and adult patients with diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves of the body. 

Not every orthopedic disease or sports injury requires surgery. Dr. Hoover creates personalized treatment plans for each patient. Your plan may require only conservative treatment, such as physical therapy and pain relief injections; but if your condition is more serious, you’re in great hands at East Tennessee Orthopedics & Sports. Regardless of what your treatment plan includes, we use current best practices in medicine, advanced technologies, and the latest treatments to keep you and your family active and enjoying life.


Common Orthopedic Services and Procedures We Perform:

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Common orthopedic procedures include musculoskeletal ultrasound, an advanced imaging technique that uses sound waves to help your doctor visualize an area of the body and diagnose the cause of pain. This imaging method also is used to guide injections for pain, especially in locations that are difficult to access.

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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise, and the
improvement of athletic performance.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Surgery is recommended only after conservative orthopedic procedures have been tried and have not been successful in helping the patient. Our surgeon has advanced training and many years of experience in performing minimally invasive orthopedic procedures for treatment of all types of complex orthopedic problems.

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Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction

Common orthopedic procedures include reconstruction of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and repair of a torn meniscus. These are among the most commonly performed arthroscopic surgeries. Dr. Hoover performs ACL reconstruction surgery and uses a graft to replace the ligament.

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Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs

A tear of the rotator cuff is a common injury in which the tendons are pulled off their insertion on the humerus. All-arthroscopic repair is usually an outpatient procedure and is the least invasive method to repair a torn rotator cuff.

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Arthroscopic Tennis Elbow Treatment

Arthroscopic elbow surgery, often called “scoping the elbow,” is a treatment option for some types of elbow pain. This procedure is often used to release scar tissue, remove loose bodies or resurface the bone to decrease pain and improve range of motion. 

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Lateral Epicondylitis (F.A.S.T. Procedure) for Tennis Elbow

The FAST™ procedure—Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue—is a minimally invasive treatment designed to remove tendon scar tissue, allowing you to return to your active lifestyle.

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Biomet XP Knee Replacement

Knee replacement, also called arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis. This surgery may be considered for someone who has severe arthritis or a severe knee injury.

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Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction

Other common orthopedic procedures include reconstructive arthroscopic surgery, which is used to diagnose and treat many joint problems.  This significant advance in joint care allows for a rapid return to improved activity.  Most commonly used in knees, shoulders and ankles, the arthroscope can also be used for the spine, hips, wrists, and elbows. 

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