Dr. William A. Shell Jr., MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 61

4230 Harding Pike Ste 1000
Nashville, TN 37205
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Cookeville Regional Medical Center
1 Medical Center Blvd
Cookeville, TN 38501
Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205

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Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance - TOA
TOA - St. Thomas West
4230 Harding Pike Ste 1000
Nashville, TN 37205
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    Dr. Shell Jr.'s Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
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    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
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    • Knee Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Ataxia
    • Broken Arm
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Contracture
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
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    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Still's Disease
    • Trigger Finger
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Tennessee.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1981

    Internship Hospital

    Vanderbilt University
    Complete in 1982

    Residency Hospital

    Campbell Clin
    Complete in 1986
    Vanderbilt University
    Complete in 1983
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Shell Jr. & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Shell Jr.'s Hospital Quality

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    • Cookeville Regional Medical Center

    • Saint Thomas West Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    • 9 responses
    • 1 review

    4.1 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
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    My mother broke her hip. Dr Shell did a hip replacement surgery that went very well. He's an excellent surgeon and very caring.

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    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • Medicaid
    • Meritain Health
    • MultiPlan
    • MVP Health Care
    • National Elevator
    • POMCO Group
    • Principal Life
    • State Farm
    • Tricare
    • UnitedHealthCare
    • WellCare
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    Office Locations

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    Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance - TOA
    TOA - St. Thomas West
    4230 Harding Pike Ste 1000
    Nashville, TN 37205
    (615) 383-2693 (Office)
    (615) 292-9469 (Fax)
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