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About Us

Watauga Orthopaedics, PLC, was founded in 1950 by Howell Sherrod, MD. In addition to offering general orthopedic care, Dr. Sherrod focused the practice on innovative treatments in sports medicine, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.

Over the last decade, we have expanded our services to encompass a comprehensive musculoskeletal continuum including total joint replacement; arthroscopy; sports medicine; fracture care; reconstructive hip, knee, foot and ankle surgery; hand surgery; spine surgery; neuromusculoskeletal care; physical medicine and rehabilitation; electrodiagnostics; and community outreach services.

In recent years, the practice has developed a reputation for understanding and responding to the unique needs of the injured worker and the employer. Watauga Orthopaedics places an emphasis on access to care, timely and complete communication, and consistent cost-effective treatment plans and protocols for all injured workers.

Watauga Orthopaedics is among a small number of practices in Tennessee that treat athletic injuries within the scope of sports medicine. Since 1950 when Dr. Sherrod became a team physician for East Tennessee State University, we have added considerably to our sports medicine staff, which enables us to offer services to a wide variety of athletic teams. Watauga Orthopaedics serves as the team physicians for many high schools in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia.

For orthopedic excellence in the Tri-Cities area of northeastern Tennessee, visit Watauga Orthopaedics. We have offices in Johnson City and Kingsport to serve you. Schedule an appointment online through our patient portal or call (423) 282-9011.