In 1979, orthopaedic surgeon Craig Ferrell, M.D., founded Franklin Bone & Joint Clinic. By the 1980s, the practice had grown to include a handful of orthopaedic surgeons providing state-of-the-art care to area Nashville, Brentwood and Franklin residents and local athletic teams. In fact, for over 30 years Dr. Ferrell served as a physician for the US Olympics supporting the Equestrian Team and later the Swim Team – a testament to his extraordinary medical skills. There was no question that the Franklin Bone & Joint Clinic was Williamson County’s go-to destination for exceptional orthopaedic care. In 2009, the successful practice was acquired by a larger healthcare organization and continued to thrive under the leadership of long-time Bone and Joint surgeons, now recognized as the best in the nation. Our group of orthopaedic physicians fondly remember a time when healthcare felt more intimate, patient-centered and more local. It is our mission to continue to strive to provide "Big city services close to home."
“When my husband founded the Franklin Bone & Joint Clinic in 1979, patients were not a number and employees were not just someone who worked for you—they were, and are, family,” said Lorraine Ferrell, widow of the late founder. “That mindset and the culture my husband instilled in the practice is why they have been so successful in the past, and I support the partnership with Williamson Medical Center. I believe this is a step in the right direction because they, too, share those core values.”
In 2017, Williamson Medical Center announced plans for the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, a partnership between the Franklin medical hospital and (13) orthopaedic specialists, including Dr. Calendine. Following an April 2018 groundbreaking ceremony, the Bone and Joint Institute physicians worked from temporary offices at Williamson Medical Center and a Tollgate Village location in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. The $40 million, 121,252-square-foot expansive medical office opened on Williamson Medical Center’s main property in April 2019 and was designed to accommodate advanced orthopedic surgery, arthroscopic surgery, robotic-assisted joint replacement, and sports medicine. In 2020, the Bone and Joint Institute completed an Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) to provide outpatient joint replacement and other orthopedic services. The facility includes outpatient imaging services, physical therapy and occupational therapy, private rooms for extended PACU patient recovery, physician offices, clinic space and bistro dining with an outdoor terrace - along with an after-hours clinic.
The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee is recognized nationally for surgical technical excellence and innovative treatments for both simple and difficult orthopedic problems. As a comprehensive team of multidisciplinary medical specialists, our surgeons develop personalized solutions for patients that improve healing, speed rehabilitation and improve outcomes.
At the Bone and Joint Institute, our team of orthopedic surgeons utilize the latest techniques and technology to improve outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal problems. From diagnosis through treatment, Bone and Joint Institute orthopedic surgeons on the campus of the Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee remain at the forefront of advanced technologies in musculoskeletal care.
Orthopedic surgeons at the bone and joint institute specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves (musculoskeletal system). Subspecialties within the department include joint replacement and hip/knee reconstruction, pediatrics, sports, spine, foot, hand, shoulder, elbow and general fracture care.
Bone and Joint institute doctors use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to reduce pain and speed recovery. Before and after surgery, assistance from physician specialists trained in internal medicine, radiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and other medical and surgical areas help speed recovery for our surgical patients. Dr. Calendine's practice at the Bone and Joint Institute focuses on Hip and Knee Replacement and advance joint treatments. The team of orthopedic surgeons at Bone and Joint provide a full spectrum of musculoskeletal specialties. For more information on the orthopedic specialties offered at the Bone and Joint Institute, please visit the BJIT Providers Page.
The Bone and Joint Institute Tennessee is located in Franklin, Tennessee, just off exit 65 of Interstate 65, adjacent to Williamson Medical Center. Our address for GPS is 3000 Edward Curd Lane. If you have any questions about reaching our facility, please call us at (615) 791-2630.
From Nashville/Brentwood/North of Franklin: Take I-65 South to Exit 65. Upon exiting, turn left onto Highway 96/Murfreesboro Road. Turn left at the traffic light at Edward Curd Lane onto the Williamson Medical Center campus. Our facility will be on the left.
From Franklin/West of Franklin: Take Highway 96 East toward Interstate 65. After crossing over I-65, turn left at the first traffic light, Edward Curd Lane, and take the third left to the Bone and Joint Institute.
From South of Franklin: Take I-65 North to Exit 65. Upon exiting, turn right onto Highway 96. Turn left at the first traffic light, Edward Curd Lane, and take the third left to the Bone and Joint Institute.
From East of Franklin: Take Highway 96 West toward Franklin. Williamson Medical Center is on the right just east of I-65. Turn right at the Edward Curd Lane traffic light, and take the third left to the Bone and Joint Institute.