Malcom E. Baxter, MD


Dr. Baxter was Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1997, and specializes in sports-related injuries, arthroscopy, joint replacements, and trauma. He is licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. He maintains active affiliations with Southern Hills Medical Center, Williamson Medical Center, Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics Surgery Center, and Physicians Pavilion. He maintains courtesy privileges at Saint Thomas Hospital and referral privileges at Baptist Hospital.

Dr. Baxter was valedictorian of his high school class and the recipient of a Governor’s Scholarship Award. He obtained his undergraduate education at the University of Mississippi and Delta State University. He achieved his Medical Degree from the University of Mississippi, and did his general surgery internship in the Department of General Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He also received his Orthopaedic training there, where he was the recipient of the Outstand Resident Teacher Award. He was also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Dr. Baxter is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Tennessee Medical Association, Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, and Nashville Medical Association. He has been in private practice in Nashville since 1995.

Dr. Baxter’s CV

Dr. Baxter’s Specialties Include:
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder & Knee Surgery
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint Replacement

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Patient Testimonial 2017-09-13 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 at the office and the surgical center are first class. No need to look further for the best choice. Dr Baxter is it!

Patient Testimonial 2017-09-11 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!

Patient Testimonial 2017-09-06 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.

Patient Testimonial 2017-08-08 Left hip scope 2 years 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. 

Patient Testimonial 2017-07-31 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’ll be glad you did!

Patient Testimonial 2017-07-18 6 weeks 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.

Patient Testimonial 2017-07-18 I love Dr. Baxter & Staff. Very informative and professional. I look forward to my visits here. Kudos to you, Dr. Baxter & Staff!

Patient Testimonial 2017-07-18 Great service by Doc and staff was very friendly and efficient.

Patient Testimonial 2017-07-18 Very professional, courteous & efficient in taking care of me. Good front office staff & nurses as well.

Patient Testimonial 2017-06-20 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

Patient Testimonial 2017-05-06 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! 

Patient Testimonial 2017-05-10 11 years 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!

Patient Testimonial 2017-04-25 Almost 4 months out from left total shoulder replacement, and it was the best thing I ever did . You must do the PT as the doctor orders . I have no pain from the arthritis like I did had everyday. Dr Baxter took great care of me and I had no problems. I only wish I did it sooner. 

Patient Testimonial 2017-04-14 Had rotator cuff repair thru scope 3 months ago, I can’t even begin to explain how happy I am! My range of motion is great, I am doing things that i had not been able to do in a long time due to pain. Dr. Baxter is a miracle worker!

Patient Testimonial 2017-03-30 Had a total hip replacement 6 weeks ago. Should have had this done years ago. Dr. Baxter and his team were excellent. I have a new lease on life.  

Patient Testimonial 2017-03-08 3 months out from left hip scope and labral repair, happy to report that all the pain I used to feel in the joint is completely gone. building my left abductor and hip flexor back to normal strength is taking time, but diligently doing my PT exercises has helped tremendously. I would highly recommend Dr. Baxter to anyone looking to have this surgery! 

Patient Testimonial 2017-02-23 2 years post op right hip scope labral repair, i am very glad that I chose this. I have not had any problems and have been able to fully return to my pre-surgery lifestyle.  

Patient Testimonial 2017-01-30 Left hip scoped and labrum repaired 6 weeks ago, minimal pain after surgery. No pain now. Some small limitations. Not bothersome

Patient Testimonial 2017-01-26 2 months from left knee ACL reconstruction and my surgery and rehab have gone great. Dr. Baxter did an amazing job with my surgery and OT team here is top notch. Always difficult dealing with an injury like this and the entire staff have been amazing; super friendly and knowledgeable. Overall a very positive experience at this facility.

Patient Testimonial 2017-01-20 I had left hip scoped in 2014, and now am 8 weeks out from my right hip scope with labral repair, it was the best decision I made to have done. I suffered in pain for a year and a half and I am now pain free. Dr. Baxter did a wonderful job repairing both hips. I would highly recommend him and his staff. This surgery has made my mobility 100 percent better. 

Patient Testimonial 2017-01-04 5 weeks from a total hip replacement, I am so glad I decided to have surgery. Everything went really well, better than my expectations. I would recommend Dr Baxter and his team.