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Dr. Brett Sanders, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Sanders

Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404

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Dr. Brett Sanders, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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Dr. Sanders has given me full range of motion and use of my right shoulder after a career of bull riding. My shoulder was just used up. He took a methodical approach and I have nothing but respect and high praise for his ability to diagnose, repair and strengthen the shoulder while I have been in his care.
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Dr. Sanders was very thorough with explaining everything. Very happy all my questions were answered.
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Dr Sanders is the absolute best
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He is awesome! Other dr said surgery probably would not work because I have osteoporosis. Dr sanderS first met me on a Thursday & squeezed me into surgery that very Saturday! I had already been in pain for a week... I am very grateful to him & blessed to have been sent to him by my general dr. It’s been a year & I have my arm back, complete with 10 pins- but can function & live my life! Thank you, Dr. Sanders!
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Dr. Sanders did a wonderful job when I injured my shoulder. After an MRI it was discovered I had a torn rotator cuff and it needed repair. He and his staff were very professional when it came to the surgery. During surgery it was found that I had also torn my bicep and it was repaired as well. Every follow up visit was very thorough when my recovery was discussed. I would highly recommend Dr. Sanders to anyone that ask for my opinion.
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I injured my right shoulder during exercise and suffered with pain for about a year. I could hardly lift my right arm. Dr. Sanders was recommended to me as the top ortho surgeon for rotator cuff repairs. After an MRI finally showed a tear in my rotator cuff and biceps, Dr. Sanders determined that surgery was necessary. I had my surgery in June 2018. I had 6 weeks of physical therapy and I have to say that I have had no pain or problems with my shoulder since the surgery. Dr. Sanders ROCKS!
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Dr.Sanders is the very best that i have seen in the almost 7 year's that i have been hurt with my shoulder injury take my advice go see Dr.Sanders if you ever have a injury that he can treat! Thank you so much for everything Dr.Brett Sanders ? Thanks Shannon Allmon!
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I am so pleased with Dr. Sanders and his staff. Dr. Sanders showed compassion, understanding and professional. I will recommend Dr. Sanders.
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I left in the same pain I came with, expecting cortisone injection, doctor agreed that I needed it. He suggested surgery for an off-track bicep and I said I could not afford and would take injection for now. I've had only one injection over a year ago so it's not habitual. He left the room and sent in an RN who explained the doctor left for the day and I was not getting an injection.. offered a sample of NSAID.
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Had a tare in my left shoulder he repaired. I was given a block to do my surgery never knew when it wore off no pain. If in the future I have to have a shoulder replacement it will be Dr. Sanders that I trust to do it. Thank you Dr. Sanders
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Dr. Sanders is a great communicator - took time to listen to my symptoms, explained his findings/recommendations and answered all my questions about my condition. He performed a cuff repair in October 2017 and that shoulder is 100% improved and pain free. Now that I am having problems with my other shoulder, I wouldn’t consider anyone other than Dr. Sanders to manage my care or repair it if needed.
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Dr Sanders is a very awesome doctor. He listens to his patients. He gives detailed and understandable responses. He's a very good surgeon.
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Dr. Sanders has performed 2 surgeries on my shoulder, and he is the only doctor I’d trust because he is extremely knowledgeable and cares about his patients.
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I fell in August 2017 and broke lose every tendon in my knee. I was told my knee capp was barely hanging on. Dr. Sanders seen me on Thursday and scheduled surgery the next morning. I’m so thankful for Dr. Brett Sanders. He is a perfectionist and a great doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Sanders.
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An excellent Doctor. He listens and explains well. He has now work on both of my shoulders and greatly improved my quality of life. Surgery is something you do if you must, so if you are in that position you are in good hands with Dr. Sanders.
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I’ve had two surgeries completed by Dr. Sanders’s including shoulder surgery and knee surgery. Both surgeries went great. In particular my knee surgery was significant because there was fear that the damage I had with my knee was so extensive that I might require knee replacement. Dr. Sanders was honest and upfront with me in explaining the risks I faced and options for repairing the damage or moving on to knee replacement. my Surgery was a huge success. In my opinion Dr. sanders is the best.
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I had torn my rotator cuff over a year before I could take time off work to get it repaired. Dr Sanders was recommended to me by a Dr that I work for. I had my surgery on a Monday and the office called several times to check on my well being. So, now it has been about 3 months since surgery and after conservative healing and physical therapy, I have over 80% usage and no pain! I recommend Dr Sanders if you have any orthopedic needs. Wonderful staff too!!
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Dr. Sanders and his staff have made my shoulder and elbow surgery experience very positive. He and his staff he treated me and my family with outstanding care and kindness as well as excellent results. I would highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Sanders!
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He is a great surgeon. His diagnosis was bulls eye and surgical solution perfect. I am completely pain free at 12 months post surgery.
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Great Dr. listens and tries to find the best treatment for his patients
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About Me

"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 of life to people in their time of need." – Dr. Brett Sanders

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

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
2006
2005
2001
2000
1996

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2000
  • AOA Emerging Leaders Council, 2005
  • 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
  • Interference screw versus suture anchor fixation for subpectoral tenodesis: does it matter?, 2008
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Locking plate Technology in proximal humerus fractures, 2007
  • Acromioclavicular injuries : diagnosis and management, 2009
  • treatment of a symptomatic forearm muscle herniation with a mesh graft, 2010
  • Severe heterotopic Ossification of the deltoid after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, 2010
  • Clinical success of biceps tenodesis with or without release of the transverse humeral ligament, 2011
  • Prevelence of saphenous nerve injury after autogenous hamstring harvest, 2007
  • anterior cruciate ligament injuries in wakeboarders: prevalence and observations on mechanism, 2012

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Dr. Sanders accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sanders' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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Dr. Sanders treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 100% of his peers

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

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

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

Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders treats Joint Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Sanders treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Sanders' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • 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
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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 Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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