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Orthopedic excellence for every pain and stage of your athletic life

Orthopedic center

CHI Memorial offers the region’s leading Orthopedic Center. The only one of its kind in the Chattanooga area, our Joint Replacement Center offers the latest techniques performed by highly experienced surgeons. These techniques and our specialized team approach to caring for you mean shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times. Learn more about the ways CHI Memorial provides this region’s leading orthopedic care and helps people get off the sidelines and get back in the game.

Team approach

Our team of experienced medical professionals offers expert treatments and coordinated, compassionate care. Orthopedic surgeons work with your care team of nurses, therapists, technologists and case managers. We work together to help you or a loved one achieve a more rapid recovery and satisfactory return to active living.

  • With specialized training in orthopedics, our operating room teams, anesthesiologists, nursing staff and therapy specialists are dedicated to getting you back on your feet through a comprehensive recovery plan.
  • Your treatment may include pain management, infection prevention, physical and/or occupational therapy and a home recovery plan that is likely to involve special equipment or supplies. Everything will be arranged as needed by our caring associates.
  • Regularly scheduled quality conferences bring together representatives from every area of orthopedic care to review ways to improve the patient experience, streamline coordinated care plans and continue to meet and exceed national benchmarks for quality standards.

Joint Replacement Center

Joint pain is real - and it can keep you from living your life to its fullest. Whether it’s a torn ligament that happened during a soccer game or an overuse injury that’s become more painful than you can tolerate - CHI Memorial’s Joint Replacement Center offers a range of surgical and non - surgical options to help ease the pain. With the latest total and partial joint replacement procedures and minimally invasive techniques available, we’ll help you understand your options and customize a treatment plan that helps you achieve your goals.  

Spine Center

The integrated Spine Center at CHI Memorial uses the very latest surgical techniques to treat chronic and acute spinal pain and disorders. This approach is critical because eight out of 10 Americans will be affected at some point in their lives by diseases or disorders of the spine. CHI Memorial was the very first in the area to offer lumbar disc replacement surgery, and we continue to stay at the forefront of medical advances to provide the highest quality care.

Patients suffering from back pain are cared for by our team of dedicated surgical specialists - leading the way in minimally invasive techniques and national and international research. Our services include spinal fusions and pain management using cutting edge, intraoperative navigational tools.

With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, many spine problems can be managed without surgery. But when surgery is necessary, the Spine Center at CHI Memorial delivers innovative, efficient and professional care that will help you recover quickly and get back to your active lifestyle.

Sports Medicine

CHI Memorial offers state-of-the-art treatments and minimally invasive techniques for sports injuries, arthritis and fracture care. The team of experienced orthopedic surgeons takes time to properly diagnose your condition and ensure you understand all the treatment options available. Our mission is to provide the best possible treatment and outcomes for orthopedic conditions or injuries - whether you’re a professional or collegiate athlete or you just enjoy a quick game of pickup basketball. Explore surgical and non-surgical options and an injury evaluation test.

Rehabilitation Services

Rehab at CHI Memorial includes inpatient physical, occupational and speech therapies. We offer valuable support for patients recovering from orthopedic surgery and sports-related injuries. For therapy that extends beyond your hospital stay (or for therapy associated with same-day procedures), therapy is available at CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson and CHI Memorial Center for Rehabilitation at the Hamilton Family YMCA. Other specialized programs offered include aquatic and balance therapy. Get more information about inpatient and outpatient therapy services and a list of locations.


For more information about CHI Memorial's Orthopedic Center of Excellence, call (423) 495-2266.



CHI Memorial is honored to be one of 48 hospitals in the nation that received a ‘high performing’ rating in all nine surgical procedures and chronic conditions evaluated by U.S. News, including hip and knee replacement.



Learn more about it with orthopedic specialist Dr. Todd Bell.



Explore surgical options with spine specialist Dr. Jay Jolley.



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