Dr. Brett Sanders, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Sanders
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404

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(423) 624-2696

Dr. Brett Sanders, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and Parkridge Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sanders to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga Chattanooga, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Sanders' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Dr. Sanders treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sanders treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Clavicle Fracture
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Dr. Sanders treats Clavicle Fracture more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sanders treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders performs Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sanders performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sanders' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Revision Surgery
  • 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
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Sanders' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sanders

4.5

Based on 147 ratings

5 Stars
83.6734693877551%
(123)
4 Stars
4.081632653061225%
(6)
3 Stars
2.7210884353741496%
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2 Stars
1.3605442176870748%
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1 Star
8.16326530612245%
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Had excellent care the surgery went great
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cathie Parris – Dec 30, 2021
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Very nice and professional. All concerns were addressed and questions answered. The whole staff was very friendly. Trust Doctor Sanders diagnosis.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K. D. Hays – Sep 18, 2021
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Dr. Sanders and his staff were very courteous and kind. He is super professional and always at the top of his game, meaning he is knowledgeable, and up to date on procedures insuring his patients of the best care possible. I would highly recommend him to anyone suffering shoulder pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cheryl Smith – Aug 14, 2021
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I tripped and fell. ER x-ray showed broken knee cap. The next morning I called for an appointment. Staff told me his appointments were filled and they would ask if it was possible to find a spot for me. I saw him that afternoon. He shared the x-rays with me, explaining that the dislocation of my kneecap was too great for it to heal without surgical help. I’m scheduled for surgery this coming Monday. I pray that all goes well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Claudia – Jul 08, 2021
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Highly recommend Dr. Sanders! He understands athletes and our desire to continue actively participating in life. However, he doesn't sugar coat or mislead regarding facts of one's condition. So glad I found him after another doc said he couldn't do anything for me (he was fired). Dr. Sanders realized I needed surgery and got it scheduled! My knee was "a mess," but now I've recovered thanks to Sanders and the elite team of physical therapists they provide. Already had to have him evaluate my other knee (which didn't need surgery, but he provided other treatment alternatives (I have osteoarthritis resulting in kneecap cartilage damage). He's clearly busy, but spends allotted time for visit and gets right to the point, which I prefer. I trust him and absolutely recommend him!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jul 08, 2021
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Saw Dr. Sanders for a damaged shoulder. I should have been more prepared with questions. He mentioned shoulder replacement which knocked me on my heels. He left before I got information about other options and care until my MRI.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Gary Buchanan – Jul 02, 2021
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Dr. Sanders repaired my rotator cuff and cleaned up my right knee in the past. Yesterday I saw him for my left knee. It already feels better. My right knee has been better for around 4 years and I can’t tell anything was ever wrong with my rotator cuff. I never doubt that he will fix my issues either permanently or for a long time. He is my go-to guy for my extremities!! If he doesn’t work on a particular issue, he will refer me to someone great that does. He always has time to listen. He is absolutely the best!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 30, 2021
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Dr. Sanders thoroughly assessed my issues and explained what he felt would be the best treatment. He spent a good amount of time with me and answered all my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 08, 2021
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Really care about his patients.Listen and allow time for questions and answers . Knows his Stuff !!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandrine Hazel – Feb 27, 2021
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All were Professional , Courteous and Efficient.
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Roger Kirby – Feb 20, 2021
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Brett Sanders saw me at the walk-in clinic after I twisted my ankle. He was prompt, very professional and answered all my questions. I am thankful for Sports medicine’s walk-in and keeping me out of an ER.
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Eve Soltau – Dec 16, 2020
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Follow up on knee surgery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 13, 2020
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Dr Sanders took time to explain all ov my options. Very Through.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joe waddell – Dec 03, 2020
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I would definitely recommend Dr Sanders and staff! Everyone was very friendly and I’m finally feeling some relief!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tina Vaughn – Nov 15, 2020
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Dr Sanders is absolutely amazing! He has taken great care of me for a few months now and my elbow surgery was a complete success. I will be forever grateful to him and will highly recommend him to anyone and everyone in the future.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kim – Oct 31, 2020
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Dr. Sanders done a wonderful job on repairing my son's tore meniscus!! We have went to different locations, and everyone has so been nice to us. Their physical therapy is also wonderful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa – Oct 10, 2020
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Saw Dr. Sanders, for second opinion for rotator cuff Repair. Very detailed review of the MRI. In-depth discussion of surgery. Very knowledgeable and kind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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VIckie A. – Jul 24, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Sanders since November 2019 with my shoulder. He has told me several different problems, but always different each time I see him. 4 shots and still no relief. Not to helpful when it comes to fixing my shoulder. MRI and x-rays and thousands later. Torn rotator cup. I am searching for a new doctor with a lot more experience.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Rodney Patrick – Jul 13, 2020
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Dr Sanders did a very thorough exam and seemed to consider all options. Very knowledgeable about my condition and allowed me to ask questions. He is a confident and smart doctor which is what I wanted to have. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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SJ, Chattanooga – Jun 11, 2020
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Fell and broke my kneecap and Dr. Sanders was highly recommended. He is an amazing surgeon and a perfectionist. Explained the options and discussed the surgery, which is what I opted for. I am very pleased with the outcome and Dr. Sanders.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Care Philosophy

"I enjoy being part of a multifaceted team that cares so much for their patients. It's deeply rewarding to help relieve pain and restore a functional quality...Read more

Biography

Dr. Brett Sanders has subspecialty training in shoulder, sports medicine, and upper extremity surgery with a special interest in complex arthroscopic...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2006
Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Emory University
Residency Hospital
2001
Emory
Internship Hospital
2000
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AOA Emerging Leaders Council, 2005
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2000
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, ABOS, 2009

Media & Publications

  • Tendon Transfers for Rotator Cuff Dysfunction in Cole and Sekiya, Surgical techniques of the shoulder, elbow and knee, 2006
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Locking plate Technology in proximal humerus fractures, 2007
  • treatment of a symptomatic forearm muscle herniation with a mesh graft, 2010
  • Prevelence of saphenous nerve injury after autogenous hamstring harvest, 2007
  • anterior cruciate ligament injuries in wakeboarders: prevalence and observations on mechanism, 2012
  • Interference screw versus suture anchor fixation for subpectoral tenodesis: does it matter?, 2008
  • Clinical success of biceps tenodesis with or without release of the transverse humeral ligament, 2011
  • Severe heterotopic Ossification of the deltoid after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, 2010
  • Acromioclavicular injuries : diagnosis and management, 2009

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What are Dr. Brett Sanders, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sanders frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, Clavicle Fracture, and Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sanders treats.

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Dr. Sanders' office is located at 2415 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Parkridge Medical Center

Chattanooga, TN

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received