Daniel J. Emerson, MD

Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Specialist located in Evansville, IN & Newburgh, IN

About Dr. Emerson

Daniel Emerson, MD, is a skilled orthopaedic surgeon practicing at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, which has locations in Henderson, Kentucky, and Newburgh and Evansville, Indiana. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has multiple orthopaedic interests, including trauma, adult reconstruction (total joint replacement), shoulder and knee surgery, and general orthopaedics. 

Dr. Emerson’s special area of expertise is sports medicine, as he obtained the ABOS Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine in November 2010. A common but complicated sports injury that he treats is ACL tears and subsequent reconstruction. Dealing with a very active population during his nine years in the military gave him the opportunity to perform hundreds of ACL reconstructions, perfecting the latest advances in surgical management, including anatomic graft placement using the anteromedial portal and double bundle through a single tunnel.

Other special interests of Dr. Emerson include all aspects of workman’s comp injuries and treatments, including causation, return-to-work, permanent impairments, depositions, and independent medical examinations. His particular surgical interests and expertise include managing distal biceps tendon injuries with early and late reconstruction, carpal tunnel syndrome, primary knee and anterior hip replacement, anterior primary total and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, and all aspects of shoulder and knee arthroscopy.

Dr. Emerson was born and raised in Evansville and attended Central High School. He graduated with honors from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Following medical school, he served in the Army and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. His final four years in the Army were spent at Fort Benning, Georgia, completing a tour of duty in Iraq in 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and acting as Chief and General Staff of Orthopaedics at Martin Army Community Hospital.

Dr. Emerson is a former NCAA All-American wrestler and is very excited and humbled to be back in our local community and have the opportunity to care for the region’s athletes and local citizens. When not taking care of patients, he enjoys corralling his four children, spending time with his wife and family, traveling, reading, playing guitar and piano, and being outdoors. Dr. Emerson and his wife are a part of the local running community and completed multiple marathons and half-marathons together.

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Daniel Emerson, MD, is a skilled orthopaedic surgeon practicing at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, which has locations in Henderson, Kentucky, and Newburgh and Evansville, Indiana. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has multiple orthopaedic interests, including trauma, adult reconstruction (total joint replacement), shoulder and knee surgery, and general orthopaedics. 

Dr. Emerson’s special area of expertise is sports medicine, as he obtained the ABOS Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine in November 2010. A common but complicated sports injury that he treats is ACL tears and subsequent reconstruction. Dealing with a very active population during his nine years in the military gave him the opportunity to perform hundreds of ACL reconstructions, perfecting the latest advances in surgical management, including anatomic graft placement using the anteromedial portal and double bundle through a single tunnel.

Other special interests of Dr. Emerson include all aspects of workman’s comp injuries and treatments, including causation, return-to-work, permanent impairments, depositions, and independent medical examinations. His particular surgical interests and expertise include managing distal biceps tendon injuries with early and late reconstruction, carpal tunnel syndrome, primary knee and anterior hip replacement, anterior primary total and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, and all aspects of shoulder and knee arthroscopy.

Dr. Emerson was born and raised in Evansville and attended Central High School. He graduated with honors from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Following medical school, he served in the Army and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. His final four years in the Army were spent at Fort Benning, Georgia, completing a tour of duty in Iraq in 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and acting as Chief and General Staff of Orthopaedics at Martin Army Community Hospital.

Dr. Emerson is a former NCAA All-American wrestler and is very excited and humbled to be back in our local community and have the opportunity to care for the region’s athletes and local citizens. When not taking care of patients, he enjoys corralling his four children, spending time with his wife and family, traveling, reading, playing guitar and piano, and being outdoors. Dr. Emerson and his wife are a part of the local running community and completed multiple marathons and half-marathons together.


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