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Orthopedics

Our joint centers at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Methodist Medical Center, and Parkwest Medical Center are model programs of excellence and designed exclusively for hip and knee joint replacement patients.  Our teams of experienced orthopedic surgeons, nurses, clinicians, and therapists work together to stay on top of the latest technological advances and minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide better care for patients.

Blue Center of Distinction + for hip and knee replacement surgery

Fort Sanders Regional, Parkwest Medical Center, Methodist Medical Center, and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System are Blue Centers of Distinction + for hip and knee replacement surgery, which means these hospitals consistently provide quality care, treatment expertise, and better overall patient results while minimizing excessive costs to patients1.

Covenant Health Joint Centers

Other Covenant Health hospitals offering joint replacement surgery include:


Joint Replacement Surgeries

Click below to learn more about your joint issue and treatment options:


Team Approach to Education and Therapy

Our joint centers offer a new approach to joint replacement surgery that’s designed to speed and ease recovery for knee and hip patients. You’ll start with a pre-surgery class that explains every detail of your surgery, hospital stay and rehabilitation. You’ll meet patients who will recover along with you and provide support. After surgery, a team of physical therapists, clinicians, and occupational therapists help you gain mobility. Group therapy with your own team is combined with patient-specific individual therapy. By the time you leave the hospital, you’re well on the road to recovery.


Need an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Experiencing bone or joint problems and looking for a physician who can help get you back to enjoying everyday life? Click here to find one of our actively privileged orthopedists, or call our Covenant Health Physician Referral Line at (865) 541-4500.


Post-Surgery Therapy

Physical therapy is instrumental in regaining movement and flexibility after joint replacement surgery. Covenant Health has therapy centers located throughout our region, so convenient rehabilitation after your surgery is easily available. Click here to learn more about Covenant Health Therapy Centers and to find a location near you.


Patient Testimonials

Tim Boyd of Lenoir City

“It’s so rewarding to see how far my mobility has come since getting my new knee. I highly recommend anyone who needs to have a total knee, do it sooner rather than later. Life is so much better when you’re in the game rather than on the sidelines. My experience at Parkwest certainly has me back in the game.”

Pete Leitnaker of Kingston

“The pain control was good. If you pushed a button, you could count the time in seconds before someone responded. The staff at the Methodist Joint Replacement Center understand excellence.”


1Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for providers located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each provider’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Providers in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on www.bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.