Parkwest: A Leader in Orthopedics

Parkwest Orthopedics is a leader in hip and knee joint replacement for pain relief, mobility and activity. The Orthopedic & Neurosurgery Unit (Rooms 501-545)  is dedicated to excellent care for patients with degenerative joint disease.

Our Joint Replacement Center – The Retreat was one of the first of its kind in East Tennessee.

Our mission is to give exceptional care in an atmosphere where you can feel comfortable and achieve the best possible results.

Parkwest specializes in the following minimally invasive orthopedic techniques:

Patient Education

Patients having certain orthopedic surgeries come to the hospital several days before their procedure for pre-admission paperwork and lab work. They also meet with a Parkwest educator to learn about pain management after the operation, exercises, physical therapy, and how to prepare their home for easy movement. 

How to Reach Us

The Orthopedic/Neurosurgery Unit at Parkwest is located on the fifth floor of the Riverstone Tower.

For more information about the Joint Replacement Center or a physician referral, call (865)374-PARK.


Patient Stories

  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Gets ‘Softball Mom’ Back to the Game

    Tiffany Vargas, 38, was surprised to find herself as coach for the “Tigers,” her daughter Abby’s west Knoxville softball team. 

  • Giving Thanks for Neck Surgery

    Knoxville woman takes holiday for cervical fusion Angela Schubert had avoided surgery long enough. The pain in her neck and the tingling and spasms in her arms had made her miserable for almost a year. When it was almost Thanksgiving 2018 and her daughter would be home to help, she decided to go for it 

  • Working Arm-in-Arm for Knees

    While robotic-assisted surgery has been used in partial knee replacement since its 2009 introduction, it was not until 2016 that improved functionality enabled surgeons to use it for total knee replacements. Parkwest began offering robotic-assisted surgery for total knee replacements in January. 

  • On the move again

    Paul Humphrey is standing tall after robotic-assisted knee replacement.  

  • Parkwest surgeons combine skill with technology for knee replacement

    The incredibly precise nature of a new robotic-assisted knee replacement procedure is being matched by fellowship-trained surgeons who are precise in every undertaking. 

  • Patient on the move after robotic-assisted knee replacement

    “The benefit of robotic surgery is the fact that we can be more precise and accurate in the placement and balancing of our knee replacements to ensure the most optimal outcome for the patient,” Dr. Ivie says. 

  • Surgeon has solution for ‘irreparable’ injury

    Surgeon has solution for ‘irreparable’ injury 

  • What a Relief

    What a Relief! 15 months of pain eased by procedure at Parkwest Medical Center      Getting hit in the head by a machine gun barrel produces a kind of pain like no other. Retired U.S. Army veteran Larry Britton, 73, knows from experience.      “It snapped around and knocked me colder than a cucumber,” Larry 

Read more Orthopedics patient stories.