Our Physicians

Christine M. Seaworth, M.D.

Biography

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Seaworth began private practice at University Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2013. She grew up spending much of her time in the hospital with her father a cardiologist and mother an infectious disease physician. Her previous career was that of a civil engineer which carries over into her practice today in understanding how the body’s musculoskeletal system is built and helping people restore function in their joints and muscles.

Dr. Seaworth is fellowship trained in both foot and ankle surgery. She specializes in many conditions of the foot and ankle to include, arthritis, sports injuries, achilles injuries, bunions, deformity correction, osteochondral lesions of the talus, and fractures all related to the foot and ankle.

Dr. Seaworth is excited to call Knoxville home and cheer on the University of Tennessee Vols! She enjoys hiking with her dog in the Smokies and discovering new restaurants in the surrounding area.

Contact Information

Office Info

U.T. Medical Center
Professional Office Building F
1926 Alcoa Highway Suite 210
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone : 865.546.2663

West Knoxville
11440 Parkside Drive, Suite 110
Knoxville, TN 37934
Phone : 865.218.9300

Patient Testimonials

Garrell

Thanks to my care at UOS, I can walk with out it feeling like a stick is going up the middle of my leg

I had my Achilles' tendon calcified and I had gone to 4 doctors and no one had ever seen anything like it and would not do anything for me, and then I found Dr. Christine Seaworth and she said she would help me. She had me in surgery a few weeks later and did a fantastic job on my leg. I could not have found a better physician than Dr. Seaworth. She is a very caring and an amazing doctor and I would recommend her to anyone. I have the most high confidence in her.

And I want to thank you Dr. Seaworth for your determination to help me. I am very thankful.

Garrell Achilles' Tendon Removal
Bertha Diane

Thanks to my care at UOS, I can...now walk with less pain in my foot and ankle. Dr. Seaworth went above and beyond and was very knowledgeable and explained the procedure where I could understand. I would recommend her to anyone.

Bertha Diane Arthrodesis
Teresa

Thanks to my care at UOS, I can...walk without pain in my left ankle. I went on the internet in August and found Dr. Christine Seaworth at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. I called and the receptionist advised me that her doctor would need to check my records to see if I would be a good candidate, so I called my doctor and had them send my records to Knoxville. I figured it would be months before I heard anything. I was very surprised when they called less than a week later and set up an appointment. I saw Dr. Seaworth on August 8th. She put everything in motion and after having a CT scan of my ankle, my surgery took place on September 28th. My new ankle is titanium and polyethylene, and is made to my exact needs. I had suffered for years with not being able to walk or walk with a limp and that caused my back to hurt. I saw Dr. Seaworth today at her Turkey Creek office and I am now a whole person and able to walk without limping. Anyone who has ankle problems should contact DR. CHRISTINE SEAWORTH at UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER IN KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE or call her office at 1865-546-2663. That's the smartest move I've ever made. And one more thing, THANKS DR. SEAWORTH, YOU ARE THE BEST.

Teresa, Total ankle replacement
Mike

Thanks to my care at UOS, I can...now go back to exercising almost as I had done before. At least I can start building back up to my previous levels.

All of the staff here was very friendly and helpful during my various visits getting boots, cast and assessment of my Achilles tendon issue.

Mike, Achilles Tendonitis
Jack

Thanks to my care at UOS, I can now resume my running. I am a 66 year old male long distance runner.

I suffered a split tear in my peroneal tendon, which made it impossible for me to be able to run. After many weeks of hoping it would heal on its own, a MRI confirmed the damage. Dr. Seaworth reviewed the MRI and immediately scheduled surgery. The surgery went very well, despite the damage to the tendon being more severe than the MRI had indicated. Dr. Seaworth was very knowledgeable and professional in our initial meeting and helped assure me that I would be able to get through this injury, surgery and rehab, and would be able to run again. She helped me maintain a positive attitude throughout the entire time post surgery and was very helpful during follow up visits. I would highly recommend Dr. Seaworth to anyone that needs surgery in the foot/ankle area. I had no pain or complications post surgery and am now back to begin ramping up my running schedule again. Thanks to Dr. Seaworth and all at UOS who helped me during this time. I really app reciate it.

Jack, Peroneal tendon surgery
Raymond

Thanks to my care at UOS, I can go camping, travel, work in my yard, do activities with my church, and much more. My wife always has a "honey-do" list.

When I tell people I had ankle replacement, they can't believe it! It has changed my life. I now live pain free.

Raymond, 1 Knee Replacement / 2 Ankle Replacements / 2 Carpal Tunnel Surgeries
Larry

Thanks to my care at UOS, I can now walk without a boot. Which was the goal when I saw Dr. Seaworth for the first time. I spent six weeks in a cast and almost three additional weeks in a boot. I was able to get in to see Dr. Seaworth very soon after my injury. She was a great communicator and very interested in my injury and had genuine empathy with what had happened to me. She explained what the situation was and what the plan of care would be for this injury. I explained that I hoped that I would be able to make my trip to Italy the middle of October. She said we will work towards that goal. University Orthopaedics should be happy to have a Doctor of her caliber. I give her a 10+ as a person who really cared about me and my reason for being at UOS. She also had a great sense of humor which I loved. Kudos to you and your staff for such good care. I am now without a boot and watching carefully where I place my foot. Many thanks!

Larry, Ruptured Achilles Tendon
Nancy

Thanks to the excellent care at UOS, I can now walk with confidence during my upcoming trip to China. Great Wall of China, here I come.

Dr. Seaworth and her staff gave me a timely appointment, after what we believed might be a stress fracture on the top of my right foot. I was super looking forward to walking the Great Wall in China a few days from now. After a couple of well-timed visits, it's clear it's not a stress fracture but arthritis, that can be managed during the trip (and after). I really appreciated Dr. Seaworth's timely consultations and suggestions for handling the issue. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Seaworth and her staff at UOS. Thanks you so much.

Nancy, Potential Stress Fracture on my Foot
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UOS Provides Free Foot Exams, Shoes and Socks to the Needy

Dr. Christine M. Seaworth provided foot exams and distributed shoes as part of the Our Hearts to Your Soles program at Lost Sheep Ministries' Under the Bridge event on Wednesday, December 2nd.

Dr. Seaworth, a foot and ankle specialist with University Orthopaedic Surgeons, and staff from UOS worked to help the homeless and needy get a good pair of shoes this winter, by providing approximately 300 pairs of shoes and 500 pairs of socks to the homeless.

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Education

  • B.S., Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001
  • M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, 2007

Internship

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012

Fellowship

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, 2013

Began Practice At UOS

  • 2013

Board Certification

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • AOA Emerging Leaders
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society