Photo: Brian M. Tonne, M.D.

Brian M. Tonne, M.D.

Hip, Joint Replacement, Joint Revision, Knee, Orthopaedic Trauma

Brian M. Tonne, M.D., joined University Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2012. At an early age working at his family’s business on the Ohio River, Brian recognized his passion for helping people and fixing things and appreciates the opportunity to continue to do both as an orthopaedic physician today.

He graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio with an undergraduate degree and continued on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2006. Dr. Tonne completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He also recently completed a fellowship in orthopaedic traumatology at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Tonne specializes in the treatment of pelvic and acetabular fractures as well as the treatment of injuries throughout the arms and legs. Being able to intervene and restore function to injured patients is what drives him in his daily work. 

Dr. Tonne also routinely performs knee and hip replacements for patients with chronic joint pain due to arthritis. Minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement is an option for most surgical candidates with hip arthritis. 

Dr. Tonne recognizes the importance of educating future physicians. He holds a faculty position at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is also on the faculty of AO North America, a premier organization dedicated to the improvement of patient care through education and research.

Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

Dr. Tonne demonstrates UTMC Advanced Orthopaedic Center's Mako® robotic-arm assisted technology, used in partial knee, total knee, and total hip replacement surgeries.

Team Approach Ensures Highest-Quality Orthopaedic Care

University Orthopaedic Surgeons, (UOS), is very happy to welcome Matthew R. Labelle, physician assistant this year. Matthew Labelle, P.A.-C. is a certified physician assistant specialty-trained in the field of orthopaedic care. Matthew is a native of East Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.

Matthew began his career at UOS as a medical assistant while still attending UT. He left our practice for a short time from 2017-2019 to pursue advanced education as a physician assistant at South College. He graduated with Honors in 2019. He returned to UOS to work with me specializing in orthopaedics. Matthew provides compassionate care and chose his career as a way to help others improve their quality of life.

Working together as a team, we are committed to providing excellent orthopaedic services in various ways such as - diagnosing and developing surgical treatment plans for injuries, treating various disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip and knee joint replacement, joint revisions, in addition to orthopaedic trauma.

Both, Matthew and I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, biking, camping, and spending time with our families and pets.

Please call our office at (865) 546-2663 for assistance as needed, we are accepting and “welcoming” new patients.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2001
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2006


  • General Surgery: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2006 – 2007


  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2006 – 2011


  • Orthopaedic Traumatology: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, 2011 – 2012

Began Practice at University Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • 2012

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at the College of Medicine - Knoxville

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • AOTrauma
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • The University of Tennessee Medical Center

Honors & Awards

  • Cincinnatus Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 1997 – 2001
  • Admission with Distinction Award, University of Cincinnati, 1997
  • Johnny Bench Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 1997 – 2001
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, University of Cincinnati, 2001
  • Balfour Fellowship, Sigma Chi Fraternity, University of Cincinnati, 2003 – 2006
  • Medical Student Category Winner, Poster Presentation, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2005
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Resident Liaison, 2009 – 2010
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Education Committee, 2009 – 2001
  • “Questions got answered. Everything was professional and excellent.”
    – Joe T.