Joint and Spine Center in South Nashville

The Joint and Spine Center at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center is dedicated to the wellness of patients who need any type of spine, orthopedic or neurosurgery procedure. The specialists at this 20-bed, boutique concept center expertly treat conditions and injuries affecting the muscles, bones, spine and joints using the most advanced and effective techniques possible.

About the Joint and Spine Center

At the Joint and Spine Center, you will work with a highly trained, multidisciplinary team committed to providing a compassionate, patient-centered environment. Key members of your team include:

  • Discharge planners
  • Rehab nurses and personnel
  • Pain management specialists

We offer preoperative education to familiarize you with what to expect during your hospital stay. Once you arrive for your procedure, you will enjoy a hotel-like setting with private rooms, a dining area and internet access. Meals and accommodations are available for a family member or "coach."

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Orthopedic surgery

The skilled orthopedic surgeons at our Joint and Spine Center are experienced in a wide range of surgical procedures, including spinal fusions, laminectomies and kyphoplasties. We may perform surgery as part of a treatment plan for arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis or chronic joint pain.

Surgeries we perform include:


An arthroscope is an instrument that looks like a long tube with a miniature camera on the end. During an arthroscopy, the instrument is surgically guided to examine a joint. This minimally invasive procedure is performed to:

  • Diagnose an injury or disease
  • Remove bone or cartilage
  • Repair tendons or ligaments

Joint replacement

Joint replacement is a surgical operation. Parts of a damaged or arthritic joint are removed and replaced with a plastic, ceramic or metal device, referred to as a "prosthesis." The prosthesis is designed to give you the same range of motion as a healthy, normal joint.

Types of joint replacement surgery we perform include:

Orthopedic conditions we treat

Conditions we treat at the Joint and Spine Center include:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve. This nerve provides feeling to the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half the ring finger. It also controls several muscles in the hand, including the ones that allow the thumb to touch the little finger.

Neck, spine and back pain

Whether you are experiencing pain from an injury or need help managing chronic discomfort, we can treat you. Specialized spine care is required for neck, spine and back pain associated with orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis


Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become weak and brittle. Unchecked, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. Any bone can degrade because of osteoporosis, but fractures of the hips, spine and wrists are of special concern. If diagnosed early, progression of this disease can be slowed and complications prevented.

Sports injuries

We offer sports medicine to treat injuries and conditions related to active lifestyles. Through this specialty, you can receive care for:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Dislocations and fractures
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sprains and strains

Diagnostic services

Orthopedic care starts with imaging tests. For example, X-rays are commonly used to check for fractures or dislocations. We also offer advanced diagnostic exams, such as bone density tests, to detect osteoporosis and other serious conditions.

Orthopedic treatment options

We will begin treatment with the safest and simplest options, such as rest or splinting. If your injury or illness is resulting from another treatable condition, such as diabetes or a hormone disorder, we may address that issue first to see if your health improves.

Other treatment options for orthopedic injuries and illnesses include:

Getting to the Joint and Spine Center

The Joint and Spine Center is part of TriStar Southern Hills. We are located in South Nashville, just past the intersection of Highway 255 and Nolensville Pike.

Our address is:

391 Wallace Road
Nashville, TN 37221

Turn into our medical campus from Wallace Road, and follow signs to the front entrance. We offer free valet parking service Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm. After parking, proceed inside the front entrance for help checking in.

Orthopedic care at TriStar Health

Orthopedic doctors, called orthopedists, take care of bones and joints. This includes knee pain, total joint replacement, issues that impact your spine and more. You might need to see an orthopedist if you have arthritis or osteoporosis, or if you've had a recent sprain, strain or broken bone.

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