Dr. Paul Yau, MD

Dr. Paul Yau, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Paul Yau, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

1819 W Clinch Ave Ste 100

Knoxville, TN 37916

Contact Information

(865) 524-5365

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
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Top Care Areas

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

Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hip Sprain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Yau's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yau " Dr. Paul Yau, board certified physician, received his fellowship training in joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery from the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, MO. He currently serves as the chair of the orthopedic department at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and coordinates the hip fracture and joint replacement service. His specialty practice keeps him current with the latest surgical techniques and advances in orthopedic care including hip arthroscopy and anterior hip replacement. Dr. Yau is dedicated to providing the highest level of comprehensive patient care – from diagnosis through recovery – making it a comfortable experience for both patients and their families. Professional associations include membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and Arthroscopy Association of North America. ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALTY • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Rapid Recovery Joint Replacement Techniques • Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Surgery HIP SURGERY • Anterior Hip Replacement • Hip Resurfacing • Revision Surgery • Hip Arthroscopy - FAI, Labral Repair • Hip Preservation - Labral Reconstruction, Cartilage Restoration KNEE SURGERY • Quadriceps Sparing Knee Replacement • Revision Surgery • Knee Arthroscopy - Meniscal Repair • Knee Preservation - Ligament Reconstruction, Cartilage Restoration 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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Yau "Allison Hixson, NP and Paul Yau, MD aim to provide comprehensive orthopaedic care for hip and knee conditions to keep people active. We offer the full spectrum of options from strategies to preserve the native joint (supplements, braces, medicines, injections, arthroscopy and joint preservation procedures) extending to complete reconstruction via minimally invasive surgical techniques and modern rapid recovery protocols (including partial knee replacement, quadriceps sparing total knee arthroplasty and direct anterior hip replacement)."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

34  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Runner's Knee
  • Spondylitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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22  Procedures

  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • 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 Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy

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.


  • University Of Alberta Faculty Of Medicine and Dentistry
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Washington University School Of Medicine / Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yau has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Yau's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yau to family and friends
115 total reviews (91 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (115)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Yau's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (91)

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Yau. He is an extremely skilled and gifted surgeon, and he also took a lot of time to help me understand the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of my surgery. He was very kind and empathetic, as well as reassuring. I am so thankful he did my hip surgery. I was extremely...more
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I had complete left knee surgery by Dr Yau December 13th 2017. The experience was way above what I expected. He called me the night before surgery and the night I came home after surgery to check on me! He explained everything which helped quell any fears and I would recommend him to anyone facing...more
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I was treated for years for a very painful knee. My primary care physician recommended that I see Dr. Yau for another opinion. At my first visit Dr. Yau ordered x-rays of both knee and hip. After reviewing the x-rays, Dr. Yau advised that a great amount of my knee pain was caused by my hip that...more
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Dr. Yau is awesome! His bedside manner is great, as he actually listens to what you are saying. He did a knee replacement revision 7 months ago, and while I had an issue with swelling, he has addressed it. He explains things incredibly well! I alsoI appreciate that he is open and willing to refer...more
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I highly recommend Dr. Yau. I was having severe knee pain. I had exhausted my other options for pain relief and was considering total knee replacement. Dr. Yau answered all of my questions and concerns about total knee replacement. He even called me the night before my scheduled surgery to answer...more
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