Dr. Melvin Law Jr, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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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.

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Biography

Dr. Melvin Law Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Law Jr is affiliated with Tristar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.

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    Dr. Law Jr's Performance
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    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (2)
    Nashville, TN |
    The best doctor I've ever had!!! So sad that he has now retired. He did a 2 level ACDF on me in November 2015. I healed beautifully. He is very patient and compassionate. Miss him terribly!
    in Christiana, Tn |
    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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    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.

    Dr. Law Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  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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      • State: Tennessee
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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

    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

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

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

    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 Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • 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 Replacement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • 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 Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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