LeConte Orthopedics - Sevierville

Douglas Freels, MD

Current Appointment

Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon at Emerge Ortho

Medical School

James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University

Dr. Freels grew up in the East Tennessee area and graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN and attended medical school at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. He then completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL, and at Bowman Gray / Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital Medical Center. He later completed a fellowship in Arthritis Surgery/Total Joint Replacement in at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute/Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL.

Dr. Freels is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has extensive experience in general orthopedics and joint replacement patients having been in practice for over 21 years. Dr. Freels specializes in the treatment of hip, knee, and shoulder problems. His areas of surgical expertise include:

• Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery
• Direct anterior muscle sparing hip replacement surgery
• Outpatient/same day discharge total joint replacement surgery
• Partial knee replacements
• Shoulder replacement surgery
• Revision hip and knee replacements
• Knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow, and wrist arthroscopy
• Rapid rehabilitation protocols for faster recovery after surgery
• Fracture care
• Simple hand and upper extremity surgery
• Seeing and treating sports medicine patients
• FDA certified training in MACI cartilage restoration procedure
• Custom partial and full knee replacement surgery using Conformis Knee Replacements

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
North Carolina Orthopaedic Association

Hospital Privileges
Wilson Medical Center
North Carolina Specialty Hospital

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