The Orthopedic Surgery team at King’s Daughters’ Health cares for all ages. Beyond care at the office, they work directly with athletic trainers and physical therapists to help patients achieve their best possible outcome throughout the recovery process. Your life is calling. Go live it!
Location and contact information
Orthopedics is located on the second floor of the new KDH Main Campus Medical Building, 1373 East State Road 62 on Madison's hilltop. Call 812-801-0848 for appointment information or to speak with a member of the orthopedics staff. Physicians include Dr. Travis Clegg, Dr. Scott McCuskey, and Dr. Paul Rosenberg.
NEW - Anterior-approach Total Hip Replacement
Dr. Travis Clegg is now providing anterior-approach total hip replacment at KDH. This innovative approach to hip replacement offers patients a more rapid recovery and less pain. Anterior-approach (or using the inside of the leg) is growing in popularity because it is less invasive than the more traditional (or posterior) approach. With the anterior approach, the orthopedic surgeon makes one small incision on the front (anterior) of the hip, rather than using the side or back of the hip. This allows the physician to work between the muscles and tissues without detaching them from the bones of the hip or thigh. Since the incision is on the front of the hip, patients also avoid the discomfort of sitting on the incision site. Almost all patients - regardless of age or body size and shape - are candidates for the anterior approach.
NEW - Download our Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery brochure (PDF)
Fewer post-surgery restrictions
An anterior-approach reduces post-operative restrictions. In fact, very few, if any, restrictions are required. That is a huge advantage. With the posterior approach, patients are often limited in how long they can sit, stand, or lie in one position.
Accurate leg length
During anterior-approach hip replacement surgery, patients lie on their back, enabling x-rays to be used to measure leg length and implant position. This ensures that every patient leaves the operating room with the artificial hip components best suited for his or her body.
Following anterior-approach hip replacement surgery, patients begin rehabilitation while still in the hospital. Because the muscles surrounding the hip are spared with this approach, full weight-bearing is allowed and encouraged. Therefore, patients are allowed to return home after achieving basic therapy goals. Dr. Clegg said this is generally between one and three days. In general, additional physical therapy is not required. If it is needed, it can be scheduled on on outpatient basis.
To learn more about anterior-approach hip replacement, contact Dr. Travis Clegg at 812-801-0848. Hip replacement surgery is a personal decision. It's important to discuss options with your physician.
Orthopedic surgeons at King’s Daughters’ provide a variety of orthopedic care. Many treatment and diagnostic tools are available directly in the physician offices. For surgery and more detailed imagery, patients access the main hospital, attached to the Medical Building via an inside walkway.
Orthopedic services include:
- Sports medicine (including a variety of joint and muscular injuries).
- Fracture care.
- Joint reconstruction.
- Arthritis problems.
- Joint problems—shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and ankle.
- Pediatric care.
- Ligament/tendon care.
- Conservative back and neck care.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons also provides information to Frequently Asked Questions about many orthopedic issues, including playground safety for children, joint replacement, and sports injuries. For details, please visit www.aaos.org. The link will take you directly to the orthopedic information on their website.
Orthopedic surgeons at KDHHS work closely with the Rehabilitation Center to help people return to work and activity as quickly as possible. The rehab team includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers. Please see the Rehab Center link for more information.