Dr. Melvin D. Law Jr., MD

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Dr. Melvin D. Law Jr., MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 2400 Patterson St Ste 300, Nashville, TN 37203 Get Directions

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Back and neck problems are very common and cause severe pain and disability for many people. Nerves often become pinched or irritated causing severe arm and leg pain, numbness and weakness. When medications, therapy, exercises, injections and other nonsurgical treatments fail, surgery may be required. It requires a thorough evaluation to diagnose the problem and determine whether a minimally invasive surgery or a traditional surgery can be done to correct the problem. Many patients suffer from failed spinal surgery. This can be avoided by correctly diagnosing the problem and performing the correct operation for the problem. In patients who have the misfortune to suffer from failed spine surgery, thorough evaluation is required to diagnose the cause of the failed surgery. Correctly diagnosing the cause of the failed surgery may allow correction with corrective surgery.Read more

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  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
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  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Dr. Law kept me walking, it was a miracle for what he did for me. He feels like family after seeing him for 20 years. I would recommend him to anyone. Excellent doctor.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Analysis
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

  • 1
    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Law Jr. has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Amount or Range: Above Average
    • State: Tennessee
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Education

  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Tennessee

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Tennessee

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Graduated in 1982

Awards & Recognition

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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
  • Malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Law Jr.'s Care Philosophy

Back and neck problems are very common and cause severe pain and disability for many people. Nerves often become pinched or irritated causing severe arm and leg pain, numbness and weakness. When medications, therapy, exercises, injections and other nonsurgical treatments fail, surgery may be required. It requires a thorough evaluation to diagnose the problem and determine whether a minimally invasive surgery or a traditional surgery can be done to correct the problem. Many patients suffer from failed spinal surgery. This can be avoided by correctly diagnosing the problem and performing the correct operation for the problem. In patients who have the misfortune to suffer from failed spine surgery, thorough evaluation is required to diagnose the cause of the failed surgery. Correctly diagnosing the cause of the failed surgery may allow correction with corrective surgery.