Dr. Harold E. Cates Jr., MD

Dr. Harold E. Cates Jr., MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 58 years old

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Dr. Cates Jr. specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Knoxville, TN. He practices at 1 location.

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in Clinton, TN |
Dr. Cates is very through in evaluation and determining correct option therapy, medicine, or surgery. he explains his reasons for treatment and request input from patient on recommended treatments. Dr. Cates follows up in timely manner with patients on progress.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr Cates has a wonderful bedside and sense of humor. I had a TKR 2 weeks ago and Dr Cates took plenty of time answering my questions and explaining what he could do to help me. He looks me in the eye when he's taking and listening to me. His staff has answered my questions, returned my calls, and all have been very professional. I am going to PT now and looking forward to freedom in a few months!
in Middlesboro, KY |
Dr.Cates is a kind ,patient man. He takes time to listen and answers in terms a layman can understand. I will be having knee replacement surgery. After my family doctor recommended him, I felt comfortable choosing him as my surgeon to be. Several people have told me of their experience with Dr Cates. All have been very happy with their results. He has a very good reputation and that is very comforting.
in Pineville, KY |
Dr. Cates is very caring and compassionate. He takes time to hear me and answer my questions. He did a knee replacement on my sister. She did great! I, myself , am facing that probability now. I trust Dr. Cates to do the best job possible. Great physician!
in Louisville, KY |
I have had two hip surgeries by Dr. Cates and have nothing but good things to say about the entire experience. I actually lived in Indianapolis and traveled back to TN in for my latest hip surgery! I must say that I haven't found another surgeon quite as considerate, kind and professional as Dr. Cates. I currently live in Louisville KY and have yet to find an orthopedic doctor that i feel is as great as he is.
in Knoxville, TN |
He's been my mother's physician and took the time to listen to her about her back pain after after her knee surgery. He decided to take an x-ray and found a cancerous tumor encased in her kidney, referred her to a wonderful urologist who removed the kidney. My mother was in her late early 80's at the time and continues to thrive at age 86.
in Knoxville, TN |
HE OPERATED ON ME UNDER EMERGENY CONDITONS (MID-NIGHT) ABOUT 14 YEARS AGO AND I HAD TO SEE HIM IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR. HE HAS VERY GOOD REPUTATION, HE LISTENS TO YOU AND EXPLAINS WHAT IS GOING ON AND THE OPTIONS.
Had total hip replacement and hardly any pain. Cut pain meds down after 1 1/2 days and soon down to only one to go to sleep. Got totally off walker in couple of weeks and didn't need a cane. Have 3 more weeks of Physical therapy and doing great!!
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Kentucky
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Kentucky
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Center For Hip And Knee Surgery

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • 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 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

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