Dr. Harold E. Cates Jr., MD

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Dr. Harold E. Cates Jr., MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Tennessee Orthopaedics Clinic 9430 Park West Blvd Ste 130, Knoxville, TN 37923 Get Directions
(865) 690-4861

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Dr. Cates Jr. specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Knoxville, TN. He practices at 2 locations.

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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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.
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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

Board Certifications

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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

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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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