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       Welcome to Crossville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
  SurgeryOur Mission is to deliver within our ability the most skilled up to date and professional orthopaedic care to our patients. To treat not only the body but the entire person as a whole. To be true to our ethics as a professional unit and to serve our community with faith, honor, compassion and pride.

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Due to the high number of no shows of new patients, you must notify this office within 24 hours of your scheduled time if you are unable to keep your appointment. Failure to do so may cause your account to be charged a no show fee of 50.00.


Please access and use the PATIENT PORTAL found here on our website to PRE REGISTER for your NEW PATIENT appointment and to make ANY CHANGES or UPADATES to your personal/insurance information for our office. This will greatly cut down on your waiting time in the office to see the doctor. It is here for your convenience! It is important to fill the forms out to the best of your ability especially all your medications. Still bring a list or your medications with you at your appointment. If you do not have a computer or for any reason can not go online to register, please call the office to make arrangements to have your paperwork picked up or mailed to your home. Thank you! Any questions, you can call 931-484-3401 or email Debbi

Notice to all our patients: Our office hours have recently changed. Beginning Monday July 30 th, the office will be closed on Fridays. Our new hours are Monday through Thursday 7am to 5 pm. We close for lunch daily from 12:30 to 1:30.

Please be sure to have all medication refill requests, paperwork requests and surgery packets in or picked up before 5pm on Thursdays.

Dr. Garland is in surgery on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s at Cumberland Medical Center and is not in the office on those days.

Please keep in mind that due to Dr. Garland’s busy surgery schedule new patient appt’s for non urgent care can take up to several weeks to be seen. The same holds true for established patients with new orthopaedic problems.

As of Sept 2008 it is the policy of Crossville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to collect the fee of 300.00 for all surgical procedures. This fee is due before your surgery can be scheduled. If a credit is due you after your insurance pays a refund check will be sent to you for the full or partial amount.


Effective January 1st, 2012 Crossville Orthopaedics and Sports medicine will no longer be accepting Government Insurance such as Medicare or TriCare. If you have one of the above primary or secondary government insurances you will be expected to pay your balance at the time of service.

Opting out of the Medicare and TriCare programs was not a decision made lightly by Dr. Garland but one we feel was forced upon us by our government and the constant threat of reimbursement cuts to specialists and all medical providers. We apologize for any inconvenience or hardship this may cause you or family member.

Contact the Crossville office for any inquiries.

Dr. Russell T. Garland attends ArthoLondon

Dr. Russell T. Garland of Crossville Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine was one of 1,200 orthopaedic surgeons to attend ArthroLondon held Sept. 28-29 in London, England, and one of only 34 attendees from the United States.

"It was the opportunity of a lifetime," said Garland. The international symposium was targeted to orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee. The course was designed to teach cutting-edge techniques and was presented by a prestigious group of international orthopaedic surgeons. Many of the procedures discussed at the symposium were not available even a year ago.

"After the presentation, the surgeon would go into the lab and would broadcast a video so that he could show us how to perform the procedure," Garland said. In addition, the company, Arthrex, provides additional training at its facility in Naples, FL, or a mobile van can be sent to Garland here in Crossville, allowing him additional practice with the highly-specialized instruments that allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery for patients.

"In rotator cuff surgery, we use three holes and a four-inch incision," Garland explained. Where once the procedure required cutting through the deltoid muscle and an inpatient hospital stay, the arthroscopic procedure is done as an outpatient procedure and patients are up and about quicker and feeling better sooner.

"You have to put the brakes on some patients," Garland said. Though the SutureBridge double row technique has patients feeling better in a few weeks, it still takes nine months for the torn tendon to fully repair itself. The surgery just holds the tendon in place so that it can properly heal. "It's revolutionary," Garland said of the procedure he's used for more than 10 years, and of new procedures that can lead to better outcomes for patients needing knee or shoulder repairs.

Garland is already putting the new knowledge to work in Crossville, performing two of the new procedures for knee and shoulder repair in mid-October.

Heather Mullinix/Chronicle

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