WILLIAM MCCLELLAN, MD
- Highland Heights, KY
- NKU Campus
Dr. William McClellan is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery. His interests include adult degenerative spinal disorders, minimally invasive spine surgery, fracture care and general orthopaedics. Dr. McClellan sees patients at our Highland Heights (NKU) location.
Education & Training
- Bachelor of Science – New Mexico State University, Chemical Engineering
- Medical Degree – University of New Mexico School of Medicine
- Residency – University of Cincinnati, Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fellowship – University of Colorado, Spine Surgery
- Board Certified – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certifications & Licensure
- KY Medical License
- OH Medical License
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Ohio Orthopaedic Society
- St. Elizabeth Healthcare
- The Christ Hospital
- Mercy Health – The Jewish Hospital
- TriHealth – Bethesda North Hospital
- Wellington Specialty Surgery Center
- Orthopaedic Surgery Center
Awards & Recognitions
- Cincinnati Magazine: Named "Top Doctor" 2021 - 2023
Hobbies & Interests
- International Travel
- Outdoor Activities
Common Spinal Conditions & Treatments
Sacroiliac Joint (SI Joint) Care
Research has shown SI Joint Dysfunction is responsible for 15-30% of cases that report lower back & buttock pain. Like other joints in the body, the SI Joint can be injured or develop arthritis. SI Joint Dysfunction can cause pain the low back, buttock, pelvis and thigh area.
Conservative treatment options for SI Joint pain include:
- Physical Therapy
- SI Joint Injections
Minimally invasive SI joint fusion surgery may be an option for patients who do not receive adequate relief from conservative treatment.
Do You Have SI Joint Pain? Take This Short Quiz
(This quiz will help you understand whether your symptoms MAY be SI Joint related)
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Disc Herniations and Degenerative Disc Disease of the neck are common conditions that can lead to pinched nerves that cause pain, numbness/tingling or weakness around the shoulder or down the arm.
Conservative treatment options include:
- Lifestyle Modifications
- Physical Therapy
Surgery may be an option for those who have severe or continued symptoms after conservative treatment. Cervical disc replacement surgery is an alternative to fusion surgery and allows for the preservation of motion in the cervical spine.