Dr. Rickey E. Parsons, MD

Dr. Rickey E. Parsons, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 62 years old

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

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in Knoxville, TN |
Wonderful bedside manner. Very interested in answering all your questions, before and after surgery. He does not delegate meeting the patients to a staff person; he meets with you to plan out the course of action. He is also not willing to rush to surgery -- he replaced my right knee because it was "totally messed up" and said the left knee also would need replacement, but not now. It has some time left and we don't need to do anything yet. I think that is refreshing
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Parsons and his team are excellent a hat they do. They listen to your concerns, and address them. I especially like that is may not always mean surgery, though he isn't going to waste efforts on treatments have doesn't see value in either. Bottom line- I trust him to give everyone the best care.
Knoxville, TN |
Fantastic surgeon! I couldn't say enough about how wonderful Dr. Parsons is. He's now performed 2 surgeries on my shoulder that have both been quite complicated. Dr. Parsons has amazing bedside manner and I would recommend him to anyone!
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in Lenoir City, TN |
Dr Parsons is an excellent orthopedic Dr/surgeon. I have had several surgeries and all have been done through Dr Parsons, I have been well pleased and will continue to use him for all orthopedic needs, ands would definitely recommend him to anyone with orthopedic needs. Great Christian man.
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in Loudon, TN |
My experience was far less daunting than I anticipated...Dr. Parsons is wonderful. I had no problems whatsoever even though I had lots of "clean up" within my shoulder joint I am almost back to normal and it has only been a month since my surgery. Very little post-op pain and although the physical therapy is a little painful it has helped me get back to normal very quickly...thanks to Dr. Parsons and the entire staff at TOC.
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in Knoxville, TN |
I cannot explain how comfortable I was going into a shoulder and bicep procedure with Dr. Parsons. I had no doubt in my mind when I started counting from 99.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Wake Forest University
  • Residency Hospital
    Wake Forest University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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 Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection

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