Dr. Matthew Clayton, MD

Dr. Matthew Clayton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 35
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Matthew Clayton, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Huntsville, AL. He is 35 years old and has been practicing for 8 years.

4715 Whitesburg Dr SE

Huntsville, AL 35802

Contact Information

(256) 881-5151

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 98% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Clayton does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Birmingham-Southern College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Mount Carmel Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Mount Carmel Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Southern Joint Replacement Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Clayton has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Clayton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clayton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clayton to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Clayton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
in Huntsville |
Great Physician! Very thorough and professional. Truly Listens to his Patient and is never condescending. His offie nurse Julie is a jewel. Pray he always stays in Huntsville!
in Huntsville, AL |
I needed a hip replacement and had been worried for so long. Dr. Clayton was the forth specialist I had seen. I knew after meeting him he was the doctor I wanted. It couldn't have went any better. I explained all of my fears and one by one he put them to rest. He is a great person first and that's what helps him be such a great and caring doctor. He is definitely a people person with a wonderful bedside manner.
in Madison, AL |
Dr. Clayton is a GREAT doctor. He did a revisit on my left knee from a previous doctors Total Knee Replacement which didn't turn out OK. He looked at my knee and attempted all treatments before considering the revisit. After the revisit, I was walking the following day and have been since. Knee feels 100% better than before. Should have had him do the initial Bilateral Total Knee Replacements. Anyone needing TKP should choice this doctor. He's straight forward and honest. Thanks Doctor
in Dutton, AL |
Dr. Clayton performed a full anterior hip replacement to correct a previously unsuccessful surgery... My hip pain was completely gone immediately after surgery. He has a wonderful bedside manner and was just as pleasant at all follow up visits. I would recommend him to anyone and I am so grateful to have regained my lifestyle.
in Union Grove, Al |
My joint journey begin with Dr.Clayton June 27,2017 and how fortunate I am to have had him for my Total Knee Replacement. He is a gifted surgeon and surrounds himself with an excellent staff. From the surgical team,office staff and physical therapist...thank you...see you in November for my other knee.
in Ardmore Tennessee |
Dr Clayton is very very concerne with what is going on with his patients. He has the dr bed side matters, he's concerne with how you fell and never rushes in and out, he will stay with you as long as it takes and will answer all your questions.
in Huntsville, AL |
Dr. Clayton is a very good listener and spends whatever time necessary to answer your questions. He is thorough in his explanations and prepares you for the aftermath of surgery. I was very impressed with Dr. Clayton overall and have already recommended him to 2 individuals that are contemplating hip surgery. His nurse and staff are very friendly and helpful, as well.
in Madison, AL |
Dr Clayton is great!!!! He did a revision on a total hip arthroplasty that a surgeon at another clinic totally screwed up. I was in severe pain for the entire 8 weeks after my first surgery until Dr Clayton repaired what had been done. I highly recommend him to anyone needing a hip replacement. As far as his staff, they are wonderful, caring, and return calls very quickly something the other clinic never did.
in Huntsville, AL |
I was referred to Dr. Clayton for revision surgery just 6 weeks following a total hip replacement. The surgeon who did the original hip replacement left me with an implant that moved down into my femur causing constant pain and one leg over 1 inch shorter than the other. This was not an acceptable outcome! I felt better 3 DAYS after Dr. Clayton's surgery than I felt 6 weeks after the initial surgery! Dr. Clayton is professional, highly qualified, and really cares about his patients.
in Gurley, AL |
I was suffering from pain in my left hip, which, also, caused my left knee to hurt immensely. My family doctor, Dr. Karen Allen, recommended Dr. Clayton, who was very understanding & he would console me during the doctor visits prior to surgery. The pain was INSTANTLY relieved after the surgery. Yes, I had some pain from the surgery, but it CERTAINLY was NOT as HORRIBLE as it was before surgery. I was EXTREMELY PLEASED with Dr. Clayton & I will DEFINITELY return to him should I need to!
in Madison, AL |
Following a new hip replacement, I fell a week later and broke my femur in two places. Dr. Clayton performed a delicate and difficult revision procedure to repair the broken bone and replace the implant. He did this with consummate skill. He is a superb surgeon. He has special training in this speciality of hip revision. He has a very calm manner and explains medical procedures very clearly. He promotes patient confidence by his positive attitude. He is highly considerate of patient needs
in Scottsboro |
Dr. Clayton and staff are very compassionate and informative. I had an accident in 2015 and I am just now able to receive a knee replacement. I have researched for months and I know without a shadow of doubt that I have chosen the best surgeon for my complicated case.
in Meridianville, AL |
Great Doctor and staff! Has always been informative and shows compassion to my situation. His staff is always friendly and welcoming. Wait times are short and rarely go past scheduled times. If your having problems with your hips or knees he is the Doctor to see in Huntsville. Highly recommend!
in Owens Cross Roads, AL |
Had an Anterior Total Hip Replacement in my left hip performed by Dr. Clayton in June of last year. I've had both my right knee and right hip replaced so I'm not exactly inexperienced. Wish I'd found Dr. Clayton before having those done. He was wonderful, great at explaining and so was his nurse. I had the surgery on Thursday morning and was home by Friday afternoon. PT was MUCH easier, entire recovery was MUCH easier. Much less pain. He was compassionate, helpful, and I highly recommend.
in Huntsville, AL |
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Clayton. He did a total hip replacement on me. I had had a total hip replacement at another orthopedic practice here in town 3 years before. I had a great outcome both places but the difference in the recovery, the attitude and the attention paid to my concerns by the doctor and his staff and the ease of dealing with any concerns before and after the surgery were night and day. I was back on the golf course in 8 weeks thanks to Dr. Clayton.
Huntsville, AL |
Dr. Clayton is a great doctor with a very nice office staff. I would recommend him to anyone!
If you must go there (Sportsmed) seek a different physician to see.
Untrustworthy! Worker's comp claim. Previous visit he imposed restrictions employer couldn't accommodate, then today almost nothing about my condition had changed and he didn't release me. WC case manager called afterwards & said she went and spoke to him and to her released me. ..seems suspicious. Employer still won't allow me to return because he knows I'm unable. Ijust read his report to WC and it reads nothing like what he and I discussed at visit...it was full of falsehoods!
Huntsville, AL |
What an amazing surgeon and staff! I am a fit, middle aged woman. I had a knee replacement 3 years ago that was done by another orthopedic surgeon and after 6 additional procedures I was never able to resume my exercise and daily routine without enduring as much or more pain than I had before the original surgery. Dr. Clayton revised my knee replacement less than two months ago and I have already met and exceeded my post surgery goals. It is wonderful to have my active life back.
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Dr. Clayton accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Crestwood Medical Center
1 Hospital Dr SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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