Dr. Brian Edkin, MD

Dr. Brian Edkin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Edkin moved to Knoxville from Redding, California where Edkin was both a partner at the Northern Bone and Joint Center and Chief of Staff at Mercy Medical Center. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Edkin completed both his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Although his Fellowship training moved him back to California, he returned to Knoxville in 2008 to continue his practice. Specializing in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction, operative and non-operative management of arthritis, and Hip and Knee Replacement, Dr. Edkin's expertise broadens the level of care we give to our patients and is just another reason TOC is Knoxville's first choice in orthopedic care. Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics offers nine locations to better serve you in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City, Crossville, and Sevierville in East Tennessee.

988 Oak Ridge Tpke Ste 100

Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Contact Information

(865) 483-8478

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas


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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Vanderbilt University Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Vanderbilt University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Sutter Gen
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Edkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Edkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Edkin to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Edkin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Edkin performed a partial knee replacement surgery on me successfully four year ago. It has since functioned very well with minimal follow up visits. I'd rate his health care and concern excellent. Dr. Edkin comes across extremely knowledgeable and skilled in his craft. Better yet, he takes much time to discuss patient issues and concerns, listens well, never makes you feel rushed and explains all the issues and options in a very detailed manner. He is likable and has great beside manner.
in Loudon, TN |
Dr. Edkin is a very thorough, caring physician. He is a good listener and excellent diagnostician. I recently needed a hip revision. The surgery was extensive and the aftercare was outstanding. Frequent follow up visits were reassuring and definitely helpful building my confidence toward recovery.
in Wise, VA |
Dr. Edkin saved my leg when another Dr recommended amputation.
in Oakdale, TN |
I was totally and completely satisfied with Dr. Edkin and his partial knee joint replacement surgery on my knee.
in Knoxville, TN |
After seeing three doctors in Knoxville, numerous tests and excruciating pain in my hip, I saw Dr. Ginger Holt at Vanderbilt who looked at my MRI, said it was an infection and highly recommended Dr. Edkin for surgery. I got an appointment the following week and found Dr. Edkin to be brilliant, easy to talk to and very kind. In July, I received a spacer and three months of antibiotics and hip replacement in October. Everything went well, am on the mend and consider Dr. Edkin a blessing.
in Oak Ridge, TN |
I have been to Dr Edkin for two knee replacements. The first one three and one half years ago and the second one in November 2017. Both surgeries were very successful. He was always helpful in explaining the whole process to me and cared about how I felt.
in Knoxville, TN |
I had a total left knee replacement in February and then a total right knee replacement in December. Dr. Edkin was great. Dr. Edkin always took the time to answer my questions and to explain the procedure. I would recommend Dr. Edkin to anyone wanting to have knee replacement surgery.
in Fairfield Glade, TN |
I was in terrible pain when I came to Dr. Edkin. He performed a partial knee replacement to correct the bone on bone problem. He performed the surgery on Monday, sent me home Tuesday and I discovered I was walking around at home on Wednesday without even a cane. Dr. Edkin really is the best from the first thru the final checkup!
in Oak Ridge, TN |
He is just very, very good at what he does. A joint replacement is no place for "feel good" approaches. Dr. Edkin tells it like it is and then brings a very good outcome.
Thank you, Wayne, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service.
Candler, NC |
Dr. Edwin is an excellent surgeon. He did hip replacement surgery on my mother in law who was 94 years old. She came through the surgery great. She was walking to the bathroom with assistance within hours after surgery and is now walking with her walker. Would definitely recommend Dr. Edwin
Wonderful Feedback! Thank you for your time!
in Seymour, TN |
He explains the procedure and everything associated with your surgery to you so you can understand. He is very polite and caring when discussing things with you.
Thanks Sandra Spangler, for leaving us this response.
in Oak Ridge, TN |
Dr. Edkin did 2 partial knee replacements on me this year. He explained everything and answered my questions and concerns. He takes his time with you to make sure you understand everything, therefore the longer wait time to see him. He makes you feel like he really cares about you and your health.
We always love to receive great feedback!
Jacksboro, TN |
After 2 hip replacements he notified me that my implants were recalled, then did nothing to remedy the situation I had to find another surgeon to replace what Edkin had done.
in Sevierville, TN |
Dr.Edkin is the most experienced and qualified joint replacement surgeon ! The replacement he did for me came out 100% perfect and the recovery has been quick: Because he knows so much about what needs to be done: Better than any other surgeon anywhere ! Thanks, RJ
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Dr. Edkin accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    Blue Choice POS
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    Blue HMO
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    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Blue Select
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    Blue Traditional
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    Blue Traditional POS
    Blue Traditional PPO
    Federal Employee Program
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    MCare HMO
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare HMO
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    Network P
    Network S
    Preferred Care Blue
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
    Preferred Plan PPO
    Preferred Plus
    Preferred Plus (Ford)
    Preferred Plus (GM)
    State Employees Program
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Gold Plus
  • Medicare
    Blue Choice 65
    Blue Choice 65 Select
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • Prime Health Services
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
1901 W Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916
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Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
990 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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