Thomas L. Salsbury, M.D., Col., A.N.G.

Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine

As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Salsbury specializes in general orthopedics, joint replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder and sports-related injuries. Dr. Salsbury completed his undergraduate degree at the United States Air Force Academy and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Prior to joining Central Indiana Orthopedics, Dr. Salsbury served as an orthopedic surgeon in the United States Air Force. He currently serves as the Med Group Commander of 181st medical group in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Dr. Salsbury understands how pain or injury can become the main focus of a patient’s life. His goal is to eliminate the pain and fix the problem so patients can once again enjoy family, activities and vacations. Dr. Salsbury describes himself as straightforward and likes to help his patients understand their treatment options and be an involved participant, not just told what will happen. He believes that educating patients about their condition and discussing treatment options together empowers them to make an informed decision about their care. Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he has been practicing at Central Indiana Orthopedics since 2016.

Direct Anterior Approach

Dr. Salsbury uses a direct anterior surgical approach in hip replacement surgery, a muscle-sparing technique that allows an implant to be set without cutting the muscle. During hip replacement surgery using a direct anterior approach, the hip joint is accessed through a natural interval between muscles. Typically, the incision with a direct anterior approach is smaller compared to a traditional approach, and recovery time may be quicker for some patients.

Learn more about Dr. Salsbury and his approach to patient care in the video below. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Salsbury, request an appointment online or call 800-622-6575.

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