If you require shoulder surgery, make sure you consult with the best.
Shoulder specialist Dr. David Hovis at The Shoulder Institute at ORTHOKnox is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is also fellowship-trained in shoulder surgery and has been performing shoulder procedures in Knoxville, Tennessee, since 2003. In fact, he performed his first reverse total shoulder replacement in 1998 – long before the procedure has become as commonplace as it is today. When your health is on the line, make sure you choose the orthopedic surgeon who is skilled and experienced in providing the type of orthopedic care and treatment you need.
Discover more about Dr. Hovis’ surgical services, including:
- Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
- Slap Repair
- Total Shoulder Replacement
- Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
In addition, we offer convenient on-site physical therapy for our patients – before and/or after their shoulder surgery. In some cases, PT may be able to help you avoid surgery altogether.
Curious about what the entire process will be like – from your first consultation with Dr. Hovis about your shoulder pain through your treatment and beyond? Find out what you can expect when you’re a patient of ours.
Long-Lasting Post-Op Pain Relief
Dr. Hovis uses Exparel injections on most of his shoulder surgery patients. This is a nonopioid analgesic used to help manage post-op pain. Many patients experience prolonged pain relief – for up to 72 hours after surgery – with just a single-dose administered at the surgical site. This medicine lasts up to six times longer than the conventional nerve blocks that have been used for many decades. This is just one more way Dr. Hovis and The Shoulder Institute at ORTHOKnox are striving to improve your life through superior surgical outcomes.
Do you think you or a loved one may need shoulder surgery? Call Dr. David Hovis at The Shoulder Institute at ORTHOKnox at (865) 251-3030 to schedule your initial consultation.