University Orthopedics is a regional orthopedic practice serving residents of the tri-state areas of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The practice was founded in 1965 by Dr. C. Robert Clark, who was a leading Chattanooga orthopedist and active in promoting the training and development of orthopedic surgeons with emphasis on technical skills and advanced academic preparation. Dr. Clark recruited additional orthopedists to the practice, known then as Orthopaedic Associates. He was selected as Chairman of the UT College of Medicine's Orthopaedic Residency program in Chattanooga.
Forty years later, it comes as no surprise that the group's multi-specialty physicians serve as the faculty nucleus for the University of Tennessee College of MedicineÕs Orthopedic Training Program located on its Chattanooga campus. University Orthopedics' surgeons are fellowship trained in Total Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, as well as intensive preparation in general musculoskeletal care. This training provides highly-skilled experience for treating not only their private patients, but in teaching young residents and interns within UT College of Medicine programs.
Today, University Orthopedic surgeons provide comprehensive operative and non-operative care for patients. The group's commitment to education and teaching insures the physicians put continuing their professional development as a priority, which includes using the newest techniques and approaches to the management of orthopedic injuries.
Patients requiring total joint replacement have the opportunity for minimally-invasive surgical procedures performed by fellowship-trained surgeons, significantly improving patient outcomes while greatly reducing post-surgical discomfort. Patients with sports-related injuries are attended by Orthopedists who have cared for professional athletes, served on the medical staff of the Atlanta Olympics, and studied new techniques at organizations like the renowned Hughston Clinic.
University Orthopedics' physicians practice in Chattanooga at Children's Hospital at Erlanger, Siskin Hospital, Erlanger Medical Center, and Parkridge Medical Centers.
The main clinic is located inside the Erlanger Medical Mall at 979 E. Third Street in Chattanooga. For general information or assistance, call (423) 267-4585.