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Orthopedic Surgery

If you become injured or were born with a bone or joint problem, ask your doctor if orthopedic surgery can help.

When you decide to get surgery at a Ballad Health hospital, you’ll benefit from close, personal attention and expert staff who help you stay safe and recover successfully.

Orthopedic Surgical Treatments

Before prescribing surgery, a doctor will likely use an imaging test to diagnose your condition.

He or she may tell you to start with conservative, nonsurgical care – such as physical therapy, splints or medicine.

But if those treatments aren’t right for your condition, your doctor may recommend one of these surgeries:

  • Debridement – Removes dead tissue or loose pieces of bone or cartilage that cause pain
  • Fracture repair – Uses screws, pins or rods to hold a broken bone in place so it can heal
  • Nerve repair – Helps a muscle work better and restores feeling to an injured area
  • Spine surgery – Treats ongoing back pain
  • Tendon repair – Fixes torn tissue that attaches muscle to bone so a joint can move more fully

Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery (Arthroscopy)

A surgeon might perform your procedure arthroscopically – by making tiny incisions, or cuts in the skin, and then sliding a tube with a miniature video camera into an injured joint.

The camera shows the inside of your body so the surgeon doesn’t have to make large incisions to see inside. That means you’ll experience less pain and scarring and recover sooner after surgery.

Care for All Your Bones & Joints

Orthopedic surgeons at Ballad Health perform a variety of procedures on almost any joint or bone:

  • Feet and ankles – Achilles tendon repair, bunion removal, plantar fascia surgery
  • Hand – Carpal tunnel release, Dupuytren’s contracture surgery and other treatments at The Hand Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center and at the Sullivan Center in Kingsport
  • HipHip fracture repair, hip replacement, hip resurfacing
  • Knee – ACL repair, meniscus repair or removal, knee replacement
  • Shoulder – Rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement, surgery for shoulder impingement


After surgery, physical therapy and other rehabilitation services help you reduce pain and get moving again safely. That helps you return to your daily activities as soon as possible.


Orthopedic Surgery Locations

1 Medical Park Boulevard
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 844-1121
130 West Ravine Road
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-4000
2000 Brookside Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
400 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211
100 Fifteenth Street NW
Norton, VA 24273
245 Medical Park Drive
Marion, VA 24354
1501 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
401 Takoma Avenue
Greeneville, TN 37743
(423) 639-3151