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.
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.