Dr. Ryan Dabbs, MD

Dr. Ryan Dabbs, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 35
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ryan Dabbs, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Knoxville, TN. He is 35 years old and has been practicing for 8 years. Read his story

9430 Park West Blvd Ste 130

Knoxville, TN 37923

Contact Information

(865) 690-4861

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Hip Fracture
very high
more than 92% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 92% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Dabbs' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dabbs " Dr. Ryan Dabbs was born and raised in Knoxville. He traveled to the University of Colorado in Boulder to earn his undergraduate degree. After attending medical school at East Tennessee State University- Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, he completed a comprehensive orthopaedic surgery residency at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Dabbs has a specialized interest in shoulder, hip, and knee joint replacement and joint preserving arthroscopy. He focuses on the anterior muscle-sparing approach for hip replacements and is one of the few surgeons in East Tennessee certified to use the robotic assisted hip and knee replacement system. Dr. Dabbs has extensive experience treating acute patient injuries and complex fractures. Dr. Dabbs is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. His varied interests include involvement with his church, spending time with his wife and daughters, and outdoor activities including camping, golf, and running. 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. Dabbs "I am a very patient-centered orthopaedic surgeon spending a lot of time making sure my patients and their families understand and are comfortable with their treatment plan. I treat painful hips, knees, and shoulders without surgery when possible and with cutting-edge techniques, like the direct anterior minimally invasive total hip approach and robotic assisted surgery, if an operation becomes necessary. "


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Dabbs does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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 Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dabbs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dabbs to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Dabbs' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
I would highly recommend Dr. Dabbs to anyone needing hip replacement. Dr. Dabbs did double hip replacement surgery on me, and it was so successful that I was able to return to work in just a little over 2 weeks! He was very kind, easy to talk to, and understanding of my situation. I live alone and didn't want to go to a nursing care facility. He arranged for a nurse and physical therapist to come to my home several times a week. My hip pain is completely gone!!! A Wonderful Doctor!!!
Hello, we strive for 100 percent satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Ryan L. Dabbs, M.D.. Thank you so much again for your feedback. We hope you have a great day.
in Loudon, TN |
Dr. Dabbs put in an artificial elbow, shoulder surgery, and replaced my artificial meniscus which cracked due to a fall. I was very fortunate that Dr. Dabbs worked in the ER at Parkwest that evening. All of the surgeries were very successful.
Hi Dorly Bertoli, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Ryan L. Dabbs, M.D.. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
in Lenoir City, TN |
I am so glad that I found Dr. Dabbs, was able to put my trust in him and his staff. Having had the unusual procedure of two hip replacements at once and never having had major surgery before, it could have been very traumatic for me. Dr. Dabbs and his staff put me at ease as much as possible and gave me the confidence in him that I needed to get through this. He & his staff are always available, take the time needed to address every issue & to emphasize with you.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr Ryan Dabbs is a fantastic physician.My husband and I both see him and we have recommended friends and family to him. He spends time with you and answers each question and his assistants, Kelly and Kelly, are super. It is refreshing to see a doctor who truly cares abut his patients. I would recommend Dr Dabbs to anyone!
in Knoxville, TN |
I only had a slight ankle fracture & sprain. Dr. Dabbs did an excellent job explaining the nature of the injury, and giving clear guidelines for activities & limitations. Put my mind at ease about the healing process. I won't hesitate to choose him again if I have orthopedic issues in the future.
in Kodak TN |
Perfection! One week ago I had hip replacement and all is going great including therapy! Thsnk you Dr. Dabbs
in Loudon, TN |
Dr. Dabbs preformed both my total right hip surgery, in July 2016, and my total left knee surgery, in October 2016. Both operations were, by my calculations, total successes. Each time I experienced a minimal recovery time and my followup visits with Dr. Dabbs went exceptional well. He and his Staff, especially Kelly, have only the utmost concern and care for his patients!! If you need this type of surgery, you would be hard pressed to find a more qualified Surgeon and his Staff.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Dabbs was very professional personable. He took the time to answer all my questions without wasting my time.
Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Dabbs did a partial shoulder replacement for me after a fall about two years ago and I was glad to be able to get him to repair my ankle after breaking it recently. He is an excellent doctor with good patient communication skills. He explains what needs to be done and what realistic expectations are for recovery. In my experience he has exceeded these expectations and I have no hesitation in recommending him.
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in Loudon Tn |
Dr Dabbs done a excellent job on my hip also very friendly which I like his staff were also very nice I recommend him very highly Thanks for looking
Thank you for posting!
in townsend,TN |
Always great DR. very helpful,he knows what he is doing.
Thank you very much for sharing these comments, David.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Dabbs injected both hips in the office on Monday and Wednesday I had relieve, you do not know how much pain your in till you get relive. Dr. Dabbs was very friendly and seems to know what to do!!! Dr. Dabbs assistants were very friendly and helpful!! I want to Thank You and your team for helping me!!! Kevin Jones
Thank you, Kevin Jones, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service.
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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Humana
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Hospitals where Dr. Dabbs has admitting privileges

Parkwest Medical Center
9352 Park West Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37923
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