Dr. Harold Cates Jr, MD

Dr. Harold Cates Jr, MD

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Age 60
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Dr. Harold Cates Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hip surgery, and more.Read his story

9430 Park West Blvd Ste 130

Knoxville, TN 37923

Contact Information

(865) 690-4861

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

See how frequently Dr. Cates Jr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Cates Jr' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cates Jr " Dr. Harold Cates, board certified physician, completed medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. His internship and residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington were followed by a fellowship emphasizing total joint replacement and care at the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery in Mooresville, Indiana. Dr. Cates is the current Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Center at Fort Sanders Park West Hospital in Knoxville. In addition to his practice at Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics, Dr. Cates serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee and President of Tennessee Orthopaedic Foundation for Education and Research. Dr. Cates' professional memberships include those in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery, and the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society. In addition, Dr. Cates is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics offers nine locations to better serve you in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City, Crossville, and Sevierville in East Tennessee. "
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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

38  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • 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
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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20  Procedures

  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment

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.

Education

  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Kentucky
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Kentucky
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Center For Hip and Knee Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cates Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cates Jr' Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cates Jr to family and friends
40 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
    (37)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Cates Jr' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (21)

He is very good at what he does. He knows the Lord and I am in no more pain.
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Kind, caring, enormously skilled. My full hip replacement is now 2 years old and I have had no problems. Surgery was performed at Park West Hospital and their pre- surgery classes and aftercare were superior. I was 64 years old and left the hospital the day after my surgery. I followed up with...more
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Everything from initial contact thru three weeks after surgery was an excellent experience!!! I highly reccommend Dr. Cates to everyone !!! My new hip is great.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Caes for 17 years. Fifteen years ago he did double knee replacements on me and I still have them and have no trouble wit them at all! He is the gretest! Last July he did a Hip replacement on me and I feel wonderful! His expertise is beyond exceptional. I wold recommend...more
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EXCELLENT! IN EVERY WAY! MY KNEES ARE ALREADY BETTER AFTER THE 1ST VISIT! HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. CATES TO EVERYONE!
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