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Michael S. Eilerman, M.D.

Hip, Joint Replacement, Joint Revision

Dr. Michael Eilerman joined University Orthopedic Surgeons over 25 years ago in 1993. Dr. Eilerman graduated from the University of Dayton in 1983 and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1987. Following an orthopedic surgery residency at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, he completed an orthopedic traumatology fellowship at Tampa General Hospital, where he received distinction as Fellow of the Year in 1993. Dr. Eilerman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and is currently an assistant professor at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Dr. Eilerman has taken a special interest in joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee. He has been performing anterior approach hip replacements at The University of Tennessee Medical Center for over 10 years. To date, he has performed over 2500 such procedures. He feels this approach is much less invasive with a quicker recovery than standard approaches. 

Dr. Eilerman and his wife, Theresa, a registered nurse, have two lovely daughters. Their daughter Elyse graduated from the University of Virginia, and their youngest daughter, Natalie, is enrolled at the University of Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Eilerman enjoys spending time with his family and attending their numerous activities. His personal interests include boating, biking, hiking, and hunting.

Dr. Michael Eilerman, Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

Dr. Eilerman was the first orthopedic surgeon in Knoxville to perform the anterior approach hip replacement. With this approach, Dr. Eilerman is able to perform the surgery through the front of the hip, avoiding any cutting of the muscles or tendons, making it much less invasive than traditional hip replacement. This approach allows for a quicker recovery, with less pain. Dr. Eilerman has performed this particular approach for over 10 years.

Dr. Eilerman's Educational Links

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Education

  • Bachelor of Science: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 1983
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1987

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery: Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH, 1987 – 1992
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Rotation: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 1990

Fellowship

  • Orthopedic Traumatology: Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, 1992 – 1993

Began Practice at University Orthopedic Surgeons

  • 1993

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1995

Orthopedic Interests

  • Joint Replacement
  • Fracture Care and Reconstruction

Professional Distinctions

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • Parkwest Medical Center
  • Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center
  • The University of Tennessee Medical Center
“This was my 2nd knee replacement in 6 months. I had the right one replaced in June 2017 and the left one replaced in December 2017. I cannot stress enough the improvement of quality of life these surgeries have allowed me. Dr. Eilerman and his team have been wonderful from my very first visit (this includes office personel, nurses, PA's, hospital staff, etc.) Dr. Eilerman and his team show such compassion with the desire to improve their patient's quality of life. He and his team will take great care of anyone in need of orthopedic care. I can now walk the beach pain free. Thank you so much for helping me to live a productive life again.”
– Lisa