Spring/Summer 2017 OrthoConnexion is Here! June 2, 2017
This issue features the foot and ankle – how to take care of them, and what problems might arise. Our feet use every one of their 28 bones, 30 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments to move us all directions, so we better take care of them!
Spring/Summer 2017 OrthoConnexion
FREE Student-Athlete Sports Physicals Scheduled for May April 29, 2017
All student athletes in Maury County are welcome to attend our FREE sports physicals on May 1st and May 8th!
MTBJ Physical Therapy Walking Program April 11, 2017
Sign up today to enjoy the great benefits of this walking program, and receive a FREE pedometer to track your steps!
New Implant Giving Hope to Millions with Arthritis March 16, 2017
A first-of-its-kind implant, which acts as a cushion for a joint, is giving hope to millions of Americans who are looking for a permanent solution to arthritis.
MTBJ Introduces pedCAT Foot and Ankle Imaging January 11, 2017
In an effort to provide the most up to date care options for our patients, we are happy to announce the addition of a pedCAT to assist with foot and ankle imaging. This new machine takes views of the foot and ankle that provide greater examinations for preoperative planning, fracture and dislocation detection, for monitoring arthritis, and early detection of osteomyelitis.
MTBJ WILL REMAIN AN IN-NETWORK PREFERRED PROVIDER FOR BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD P AND S PATIENTS December 30, 2016
As you may have heard, Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint will remain an in-network preferred provider for BlueCross BlueShield effective January 1, 2017.
Get to Know Your Physician – Elyse Adams, PA-C December 28, 2016
Elyse is originally from the Cleveland, Ohio, area. She was recruited by North Carolina State University for her gymnastics ability, and she stayed in state to attend East Carolina University for her Physician Assistant studies. Since moving from Ohio, Elyse said she realized that she loved being in the south and just never left!
Tennessee Orthopaedic Society names Dr. Randy Davidson as President December 22, 2016
Dr. Randy Davidson has been elected President of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Davidson is a long time member of the TOS. “I am honored to be this year’s president of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society,” said Dr. Davidson. “As president, I will try to connect tos-logoorthopaedic surgeons with the state and national legislatures.”
Why do running injuries happen? (and how to prevent them) December 16, 2016
What is your number one goal as a runner? For most, it’s to run injury free. StrengthRunning.com has put together an informative infographic explaining the best ways to run without injuring yourself. They outline three key things that happens when a runner gets hurt:
Get to Know Your Physician – Katie Harris, PA-C December 14, 2016
Katie Harris, Physician Assistant, graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2006 with a degree in Biology. She continued her education at Trevecca Nazarene University and earned a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in 2012.
Get to Know Your Physician – Caitlin Clemmer, PA-C December 6, 2016
Caitlin Clemmer, Physician Assistant, graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2006 with a degree in Psychology. She continued her education to obtain a Master of Health Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies from South College in 2009.
Overuse Injuries in High School Sports December 2, 2016
Every year, millions of teenagers participate in high school sports. An injury to a high school athlete can be a significant disappointment for the teen, the family, and the coaches. The pressure to play can lead to decisions that may lead to additional injury with long-term effects. High school sports injuries can cause problems that require surgery as an adult, and may lead to arthritis later in life.
Get to Know Your Physician – Dr. Kenneth Sykes November 29, 2016
Dr. Kenneth Sykes joined Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint in fall of 2015 to lead our new Interventional Pain Management focus. Dr. Sykes takes an active role in treating patients whose chronic pain cannot be managed through surgery, physical therapy, or traditional medications. He offers advanced treatment options for patients who are living in pain caused by a variety of medical conditions.
Get to Know Your Physician – Dr. Erion Qamirani November 21, 2016
Dr. Erion Qamirani – or Dr. Q, as he is casually known to his patients – joined the practice in October 2013. Before landing in Middle Tennessee, he spent time in Texas, Toronto, and California to complete his studies. He received his undergraduate degree from McMurry University in Abilene, TX, and his PhD and MD from Texas A&M.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OUR BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD PATIENTS November 21, 2016
You may have received a letter from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee regarding your insurance coverage with Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint.
Get to Know Your Physician – Dr. Cason Shirley November 16, 2016
Dr. Cason Shirley received his undergraduate degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Lipscomb University in Nashville in 2004. He received his Doctorate with Highest Honors from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2008 and completed his orthopedic residency at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis in 2013. Dr. Shirley’s care focuses on joint replacements and sports medicine.
Get to Know Your Physician – Dr. Scott McCall November 1, 2016
Dr. Scott McCall earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2001. He joined Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint in August of 2006 after completing his residency at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis. Dr. McCall chose orthopedics as a career partly due to his interest in sports.
Dr. Freddie Wade to provide free knee seminar with Maury Regional Medical Center October 26, 2016
Dr. Freddie Wade will present a free knee replacement seminar on Thursday, November 10, at the Maury Regional Annex building. This informative seminar will address chronic knee pain, the conditions that lead to total knee replacement and the different types of knee implants available today.
Get to Know Your Physician – Dr. Jonathan Pettit October 6, 2016
Dr. Jonathan Pettit is no stranger to the business of Sports Medicine. In fact, that segment of Orthopedics is what takes up most of his time each day here at the Clinic. Dr. Pettit sees athletes of all ages and abilities who have been sidelined by ACL tears, bone fractures, and various overuse injuries. Dr. Pettit received his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University, and completed his medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
Our Fall 2016 OrthoConnexion is here! October 5, 2016
In this issue we discuss the elbow – it’s a pretty complicated joint. You can also read more about our free sports physicals from the spring and our partnership with Game Time Sports and Training.
MTBJ Fall OrthoConnexion
Walk Your Way To Fitness! September 23, 2016
With these beautiful temperatures, it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy a walk around the neighborhood! Our friends at the American running-imageAcademy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommend safe tips to get started on a walking regimen.
Get to Know Your Physician – Dr. Lee Hunter September 20, 2016
Dr. Lee Hunter received his undergraduate education from Vanderbilt University where he received a B.A. in Anthropology. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis. Upon graduating medical school, he attended orthopedic surgery residency at the Campbell Clinic, ﬁnishing his training in 1997.
Get to Know Your Physician – Dr. Freddie Wade September 13, 2016
Dr. Freddie Wade has practiced at Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint for the last 22 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in 1985, graduating Magna Cum Laude. In 1989, he received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Wade did his internship at the Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina from 1989-1990.
Patient Testimonials September 9, 2016
Our patients have some pretty nice things to say about us. We are proud to serve the people of Middle Tennessee with care, compassion, and excellence!
Get to Know Your Physician – Dr. Jeff Adams September 7, 2016
Dr. Jeff Adams has been in practice as a board certified orthopedic surgeon for 25 years. He received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in 1986 with high honors, and his internship and residency were completed at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Care of Casts and Splints September 1, 2016
Are you the owner of a brand new cast or splint? They can take some getting used to. Read more about how to take care of them!
Get to Know Your Physician – Dr. Randy Davidson August 30, 2016
Dr. Randy Davidson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, and he earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, graduating in the top ten of his class. He completed his internship at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, and completed his orthopedic residency at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis. Dr. Davidson joined the Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic in January of 1991.
Bone Health Basics August 25, 2016
Bones form our body and keep us upright. But they also do a lot more than that! Read more about how bone health is essential to all of us!
Get to Know Your Physician – Dr. Doug Wilburn August 23, 2016
Dr. Doug Wilburn is the most senior physician on our staff, having spent 33 years at Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint. Upon graduation from residency in 1982, Dr. Wilburn was faced with the question of where to begin his practice. At the time, Dr. Moore and Dr. Daniel had established our Clinic and were looking for another partner. After meeting with them, Dr. Wilburn was convinced Columbia would be a great place to practice and raise a family. Time proved him right, and Dr. Wilburn has never regretted his decision. He feels very fortunate to have been here his entire professional career.
Treating Your Aching Back August 9, 2016
When it comes to diagnosing back pain, there’s sometimes no easy answer. Some pain is directly caused by a specific injury, some pain is the result of gradual wear and tear over the course of many years, and sometimes you just wake up one morning and realize, “Hey, something hurts.” Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint is proud to have three expert physicians on staff treating a wide variety of issues that can cause back pain – Dr. Doug Wilburn, Dr. Freddie Wade, and Dr. Erion Qamirani. Together, they have over fifty years of experience in spinal surgery and treatments. For any type of back pain that may affect you, we have the doctors to help.
Backpack Safety August 9, 2016
Heavy backpacks are a concern especially for smaller children and adolescents. Improper use or overloaded back packs can cause neck, back, and shoulder pain. Studies have looked at percentage of body weight that is acceptable to prevent injury and 10-15% seems to be the maximum weight. So if your child weighs 100 pounds, their backpack should only weigh 10-15 pounds.
Premiere Orthopedic Care in Columbia May 31, 2016
Recently, Maury Regional Medical Center was ranked #1 in the Middle Tennessee market and Top 10% in the nation for Medical Excellence in Joint Replacement in 2016 by CareChex.com®,—a division of Comparion®, a hospital and health rating system.
The Spring 2016 OrthoConnexion is Now Available! May 2, 2016
Click the link below for a full download of the latest issue. In this issue we focused on shoulders – the most common causes of shoulder pain, the best way to rehab your rotator cuff, and discussion of a variety of treatments. We also cover backpack safety when sending the kids off to school.
MTBJ Spring OrthoConnexion
FREE Student-Athlete Sports Physicals Scheduled for May April 29, 2016
MTBJ’s annual free student-athlete sports physicals are set for Monday, May 2 (boys) and Monday, May 9 (girls). Athletes need to bring both of the following forms:
MTBJ Preparticipation Form: Completely filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian
TSSAA Preparticipation Form: Student’s name and date of birth filled out at the top
2016 Sports Physicals Schedule
Coaches have copies of the forms and instructions on how to fill them out. For additional copies or any questions, call our office at 931-381-2663.
The Weight on Your Shoulders April 8, 2016
Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a regular Joe, an injury can stop you in your tracks. Some injuries are more pronounced than others, and they heal at different rates. And when a body part that gets a lot of use suffers an injury, you suddenly have to change the way you perform many of your daily tasks.
Rehabbing a Rotator Cuff April 8, 2016
There’s no doubt that the muscles in our bodies are tough. They have to withstand stress and injury and overuse, hopefully not all at the same time, and they must bounce back quickly so we can continue with our activities. But every muscle has its limit, and sometimes that limit is achieved with the onset of intense pain or sudden loss of motion.
Coping With Hip Pain December 21, 2015
When you really think about it, our bodies are one big balancing act. The torso balances on the hips. The hip and upper legs balance on the knees. And all of those body parts balance on the ankles and feet. It’s no wonder we sometimes face so many aches and pains!
Is It a Concussion? December 21, 2015
The fall itself didn’t hurt all that much. All you had was a sore knee and a scraped elbow. But your head was another story. The headache you had was unbelievable – after all, your head did hit the ground pretty hard. That went away eventually, but the dizziness and nausea stuck around. Your vision was a bit blurry, too. You didn’t want to worry your coach and teammates so you played on through. But you knew something wasn’t quite right. You just hoped it would work itself out sooner or later.
Physical Therapy Department Recognized for Helping Patients Rehab Faster December 21, 2015
If you’ve ever gone through a physical therapy session with any of our therapists, you know they are some of the best. Now, we have the technical measurements to prove it. Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint’s physical therapy department was recognized as having higher functional outcomes than the national average over hundreds of other physical therapy departments across the country.
New Patient Brochure October 30, 2015
MTBJ has developed a New Patient Brochure to provide information regarding our physicians, services, policies, and locations. Whenever you’re in the office, ask one of our associates for a copy of your own!
MTBJ Information Brochure 2016
The Fall 2015 OrthoConnexion is Now Available! October 11, 2015
Click the link below for a full download of the latest issue. In this issue, we focused on hips – what to do about hip pain and different treatments available. We also featured an article on sports concussions and introduced our new physician Dr. Kenneth Sykes.
MTBJ Fall OrthoConnexion
Dr. Cason Shirley admitted to the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Recently, Dr. Shirley was recognized as a Candidate Member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. The mission of the AAHKS is to advance hip and knee patient care through education and advocacy. The AAHKS is the most important and influential resource for hip and knee surgeons as it advocates for hip and knee arthroplasty surgeons and their patients in the changing health care environment. Congratulations, Dr. Shirley!
Emerging Trends in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery October 7, 2015
Dr. Lee Hunter recently did an interview with ORTHOPRENEUR about the the challenges of elbow replacements.
Dr. Hunter talks with ORTHOPRENEUR
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery June 10, 2015
Neck and low back pain are some of the most common complaints seen by orthopedic doctors. Most adults will experience neck or back discomfort at some point in their life. As our life expectancy has become much longer thanks to advances in modern medicine, this has unfortunately led to an increasing prevalence of degenerative bone and joint conditions such as degenerative disc disease (DDD).
The Spring 2015 OrthoConnexion is now available! May 2, 2015
Click the link below for a full download of the latest issue. This issue is all about the back and spine – common ailments, groundbreaking treatments, and information on how to keep your back and spine as healthy as possible.
Spring 2015 OrthoConnexion
Dr. Randy Davidson attends National Orthopedic Leader’s Conference in Washington, D.C. April 30, 2015
Dr. Davidson was one of over 400 orthopedic surgeons from around the country who visited with senators and congressmen to discuss legislation important for maintaining patient access to medical care. Dr. Davidson also attended a symposium on future trends in the delivery of medical care and the importance of advocacy for our patients.
Pictures from the event
For the “Love” of the Game March 27, 2015
Every sport offers some level of health benefits, such as cardio and endurance. Thankfully, most sports can also be adapted to fit the athletic ability of the player. From childhood through adulthood and even through the senior years, the game of tennis is one that can be fun and beneficial to all age groups.
Harvest Share donation March 24, 2015
Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint associates recently collected canned food for Harvest Share Food Pantry here in Columbia. We are so thankful that we can give back to the community!
Donation to Harvest Share
Dr. Lee Hunter revolutionizes elbow surgery March 5, 2015
As a surgical resident, part of Dr. Lee Hunter’s duties included helping nurses stabilize patients’ arms for elbow surgeries. That process required multiple people holding the arm in place with the help of some towels to prop it up. “I thought, ‘Surely there’s got to be a better way,'” Hunter said. Turns out, he was the one to create it.
Columbia elbow surgeon wants to make surgery more efficient – Nashville Business Journal
Exercising With Knee Pain March 2, 2015
It seems contradictory to have a painful, arthritic knee, only to be told by your doctor that exercise will help to strengthen the joint and make it hurt less. “But Doc,” you plead, “How can I exercise my knee when too much movement causes me so much pain?” Starting an exercise plan with a bum knee is the last thing you feel like doing right now. However, there are many ways to exercise the muscles in the knee that will still get the desired result without inflicting unbearable agony.
Total Knee Replacement January 14, 2015
For many patients, hearing the words “You need a knee replacement” doesn’t come as a surprise. The patient may have had years of physical therapy, injections, or an arthroscopy to mitigate the pain and hold out on surgery as long as possible.
Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint celebrates 40th anniversary! January 2, 2015
In 40 years, we’ve grown from one physician and one employee in one small location, to having ten physicians, four locations, and serving as the largest multi-specialty orthopedic provider in southern Middle Tennessee.
MTBJ Celebrates 40th Anniversary