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Dr. Russell Betcher, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Betcher
1422 Old Weisgarber Rd Knoxville, TN 37909

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Dr. Russell Betcher, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Mississippi in 1992 and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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(865) 558-4400

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Dr. Betcher's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Russell Betcher, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Mississippi in 1992 and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Ms School Of Med
Residency Hospital
University Tn College Med Chattanooga
Residency Hospital
1998
Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University Of Mississippi, Medical School
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of Mississippi
Medical School
1998
1993
1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Betcher's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Betcher

4.3

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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(6)

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Dr. Betcher tells it like it is. He doesn't sugar coat anything. He does his assessment and very concisely tells you what you need to do to get better. Then, he follows it up by fixing the problem. Worst of all, he makes you stick to the rehab plan. OK, it's not the worst...it's actually the best thing to do but it's no easy task to do partial weight bearing for 3 weeks...when all you want to do is get back out on the courts. It was a long haul but well worth it. I highly recommend him.
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I had experienced ongoing hip pain which prompted me to seek medical attention by Dr. Betcher. I can honestly say that he was the most straight-forward and caring orthopedic physician I could have hoped for. More importantly, he was able to help me resolve my issues. Thanks Dr. Betcher!
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Extremely personal, knowledgeable, caring physician.
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Great guy & great surgeon! 2 successful knee surgeries and would highly recommend. One of the best in the field!
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Dr Betcher fixed my knees
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Dr. Betcher is incredible at what he does. He not only is in the top of his field, he really cares about the well being of the patient. Great bedside manner. Great guy.
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Excellent! Well versed and current in the field of sports medicine.
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A very skilled orthopedic surgeon who truly cares about his patients.
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I went to Dr. Betcher for an aching knee that would just not stop hurting and he advised against surgery, unlike the first doctor I went to. After a few PT sessions and some exercises he prescribed, I was back on the road training for my half marathon. Thanks a ton!
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