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About

Malcom Baxter, MD

Specialties Include:

  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder & Knee Surgery
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Joint Replacement

Orthopaedic Training: University of Arkansas
Medical Degree: University of Mississippi
Professional Associations: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Tennessee Medical Association, Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, Nashville Medical Association

Meet Dr. Malcom Baxter

Malcom Baxter, MD is board certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and specializes in minimally invasive surgical repair of knees, shoulders and hips. He has a medical licensed to practice in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Dr. Baxter preforms surgery at Southern Hills Medical Center, Williamson Medical Center, Premier Orthopaedic Surgery Center, and Physicians Pavilion and has courtesy privileges at Saint Thomas Hospital and referral privileges at Baptist Hospital. He has been in private practice in Nashville since 1995.

Dr. Baxter was valedictorian of his high school class and the recipient of a Governor’s Scholarship Award. He obtained an undergraduate education at the University of Mississippi and Delta State University. Dr. Baxter earned his Medical Degree from the University of Mississippi and performed a general surgery internship in the Department of General Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Baxter trained in orthopedics at the University of Arkansas where he was the recipient of the Outstanding Resident Teacher Award and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

2019/04/04
Hip Arthroscopy

"5 months out from right hip scope with labral reconstruction, it has been a little ruff but it now has been so worth it. The pain that I had is now pretty much gone. The little bit I have now will continue to heal and will be gone in time. I am so glad I had the surgery."

2019/02/14
Hip Surgery

"7 weeks from left hip surgery labral repair and all is well. It was much better than I expected it to be. dr. Baxter and his staff were great as we're the staff at the surgery center. Hope to not need them again, but will definitely come back here if I have other issues in the future."

2018/09/25
Hip Arthroscopy

"5 months out from my right hip scope with labral repair, my daily pain is gone. I no longer have issues sitting for long periods. I was able to hike 3-6 miles a day in the mountains with virtually no pain."

2018/09/05
Hip Arthroscopy

"Left hip arthroscopy 7 weeks ago with labral repair, best thing I've ever done for myself. The initial pain after surgery was mild at best and easily managed with ,education. That period lasted only 2-3 days. Afterward. I had range of motion in and around the hip that I had felt in years. Muscle and connective tissue stiffness that coincided with this problem, began to subside. Seven weeks in, I'm continuing therapy and making great progress. Surgery told a little over an hour. Really could not believe how relatively easy of a recovery this has been for such a large and important joint. I would definitely recommend this procedure to those who are experiencing symptoms from this diagnosis."

2018/06/29
Rotator Cuff Repair

"Almost 5 months since my rotator cuff repair, and I feel great! It's not that bad, and if you follow doctor s orders, go to physical therapy, do your physical therapy homework, you will be amazed at how quickly you will get your life back. I hope to never need this surgery again, but if I do, I'll be right back with Dr.Baxter."

2018/04/23
Knee Arthroscopy

"I had my left knee scoped for torn meniscus cartilage, my dr. Was great. I was up walking the next day with very little pain. I am walking without any pain a week after my surgery. Thanks so much dr. Baxter."

2018/03/05
Labral Surgery

"Just had labral surgery on my shoulder, Dr. Baxter is awesome. The pain after surgery was very little. As long as I take it easy and give it time to heal it will be great. After 5 weeks I feel like I have never had surgery."

2018/03/05
Hip Replacement

"I just had a total hip replacement 1 month ago,I was in so much pain didn't, care if I lived dr.baxter gave me back mY life he is a great person and surgeon everyone. Should have a dr like him."

2018/01/18
Knee Replacement

"Dr. Baxter replaced both of my knees in 2012. He also replaced both my hips in 2017. If you have been having terrible pain in your knees or hips and have been told you will probably need replacements Dr. Baxter is the doctor you need to see! After my replacements I am free of all that bone on bone pain. Now I can take walks, go shopping and enjoy life because of the excellent surgeon, Dr. Baxter. I have not had any problems with all 4 of my replacements! Yes 4 replacements all replaced by Dr. Baxter! Thank you Dr. Malcolm Baxter!!"

2017/11/27
ACL Surgery

"3 months out from left ACL surgery, I am a different person. I can do all the things I want to do with my children. Before surgery I couldn't even walk them around the zoo. Before my stitches were out I was walking around Gatlingburg. I couldn't be happier with my results. Dr Baxter is awesome."

2017/10/04
Rotator Cuff Surgery

"Dr. Baxter did a great job on my left rotator cup. I am 55 years of age and had pain in my shoulder for years, there is no more pain and I feel great. The staff were awesome through out the entire process. Even the staff in post op, took great care and made the experience more pleasant. Great job by all the staff here at Hughston Clinic."

2017/10/04
Rotator Cuff Repair

"Im a firefighter and had my left rotator cuff repaired , 3 months ago, I had a similar repair a year ago and have been very pleased with the work performed by the clinic. The staff were very professional and cared greatly about my comfort. I would highly recommend this clinic and Dr. Baxter for any pain or injury related treatment."

2017/09/21
Rotator Cuff Repair

"3 months out from left shoulder rotator cuff repair, was well worth the surgery. Dr. Baxter was amazing. Others had warned of how bad surgery was. It was very easy recovery and would do it again!"

2017/09/13
Hip Replacement

"1 year out from right total hip replacement , and doing great. Best decision ever. Dr. Baxter and his team go the extra mile. He is a gifted surgeon and takes time with his patients. His team both atvtheboffice and the surgical center are first class. No need to look further for the best choice. Dr Baxter is it!"

2017/09/11
Hip Replacement

"Almost 6 years out from right total hip replacement , I would do it all over again. I am a long haul truck driver and while I do experience some occasional discomfort, I know I'm much better off as a result of the surgery. One word of advice: the key to your recovery and long term benefit is the physical therapy. Consider that your "job" while you recover. I strongly recommend Dr. Baxter and his team!"

2017/09/06
Hip Arthroscopy

"4 months from left hip scope with labral repair. So happy I had it repaired! It's been a very long recovery process, still improving. I am way better than before the surgery. I would strongly advise taking physical therapy seriously if you're trying to return to your before-injury activities."

2017/08/08
Labral Repair

"Left hip scope 2years ago and had labral repair, incredibly active and having no issues. I injured my hip in college sports and wish I had this strength in my hip during those years. Dr. Baxter has performed many surgeries for me and my family and he is always a pleasure and does a phenomenal job."

2017/07/31
Knee Replacement

"1 month out from left total knee replacement and 8 years out from right knee replacement ,I would encourage anyone thinking about a knee replacement to go for it! This time around, was even easier for me in terms of surgery and physical therapy. My progress was incredible and my friend has decided to have her knee replaced because of my experience. You'lll be glad you did! and physical therapy."

2017/07/18
Hip Arthroscopy

"6weeks out from left hip scope labral repair, pain is gone. Still a bit of aching but the PT is helping with that. PT is a must! Follow through."

2017/06/20
Knee Replacement

"Had Left total knee replacement 3 months ago , I wish I would have done it sooner. In just a short three months I am pain free and my mobility has been restored. Dr. Baxter is a patient centered,caring physician. I will not wait as long to have the right one done. Thank you Dr Baxter and staff."

2017/05/26
Hip Arthroscopy

"6 months from my right hip scope and labral repair, everything went great. Able to do a lot more than I could prior to having surgery. Very thankful for Dr. Baxter and his team!"

2017/05/10
Hip Replacement

"11years ago I had my right hip replaced. I had been putting off surgery as long as I could but the pain finally would not let me sleep more than 2-3 hours at a time. Dr. Baxter did a press fit, which required no weight bearing for 30 days. When the month was over, I resumed a normal lifestyle minus running & jumping. I felt ten years younger & have been active outdoors ever since, fishing, hunting, & walking 10-12 miles a week. I have been pain free since January of 2006 & am so thankful for the new lease on life!"