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General Orthopaedics


The providers and staff of East Tennessee Center for Orthopaedic Excellence have been recognized in East Tennessee as the region’s most trusted in their field. All of our surgeons have the experience and expertise to treat the full range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. An injury to the bone, joint, ligament, muscle or tendon can seriously and adversely affect patients’ lives.  Dr. Ron Christopher  is devoted to non-surgical and surgical  management of injury or disease of the musculoskeletal system. The providers are able to provide each patient with a comprehensive orthopedic treatment plan that may or may not include surgical intervention. Our team includes our talented and well trained nurse practitioners as well that can expedite your work up and treatment for you.


Some of the Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions Treated by ETCOE Include:

  • Degenerative Hip,Knee, and Shoulder Arthritis

  • Back Pain

  • Fractures

  • Ankle Fractures

  • Arthroscopy of the Shoulder and Knee

  • Knee Meniscal and ACL Tears

  • Rotator Cuff Tears

  • Tendonitis and Bursitis

  • Osteoporosis

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