Dr. Jefferson Morrison, MD

Dr. Jefferson Morrison, MD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jefferson Morrison, MD is an adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Southern Joint Replacement Institute

2400 Patterson St Ste 100

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee

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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Morrison's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Morrison's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Morrison "Dr. J Craig Morrison, MD - Nashville, TN - Orthopaedic Surgery | Southern Joint Replacement Institute -- -- Originally from Texas, Dr. Morrison came to Nashville in 1996 for his orthopaedic residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He completed his training in 2001 and was recognized as an outstanding resident in the education of medical students by the Vanderbilt General Surgery Department. Dr. Morrison joined SJRI in August of 2002 after completing his Otto Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. This program provides specialty training in joint replacement surgery. Dr. Morrison has authored several articles and book chapters in leading joint replacement publications. He lectures nationally and internationally. His expertise is in primary and revision replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. He has a special interest in medical mission work and has performed joint replacements in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and India."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Morrison "The mission of Southern Joint Replacement Institute is to provide state-of-the-art care in a professional and compassionate environment while honoring a commitment to research and education in the field of joint replacement.  We are fully committed to providing personalized care and developing lasting relationships with patients and their families."

2  Specialties

  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

35  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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30  Procedures

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.


  • Baylor University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Morrison has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Morrison's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Morrison to family and friends
73 total reviews (53 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (74)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Morrison's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (53)

Dr Morrison did a total knee replacement on me in 2013 October 28. I did my physical therapy on it and Did What he asked of me, and I went for a two year check up and I have no problems with this knee. He did a Wonderful Job. And told me how to take care of my new replacement. He is a Doctor I...more
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My visit was very helpful in choosing a physician that explain the procedure completely as well as why I needed it. His information on how it might have happened was spot on. ????????????
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Great doctor. We traveled from FL to have my shoulder replacement at SJRI. Dr Morrison’s care was worth the trip. Shoulder work great today 8 months out. The process was smooth, with minimal pain.
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It was one of the best doctor's visits I've ever had. We never waited more than five minutes for xrays or for Dr. Morrison. He is very knowledgeable and explained my condition very well to us.
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I have had 5 replacements done by Doctor Morrison. I would not trust anyone else to do these surgeries. Dr. Morrison explains everything before and after surgery. He takes the time to go over everything. He is also a great surgeon. The best I have ever dealt with.
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