Edmund W. Raycraft, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Vanderbilt University Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee, 1990


M.D., Vanderbilt University, 1985
B.S. Biology, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1981

Specializing in

  • Total Hip Replacement - anterior or posterior approach
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Fracture Care
  • Dr. Raycraft specializes in treating knees and hips.


Certified in performing MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for Total Knee Replacements, Partial Knee Replacements, and Total Hip Replacements.

Team Physician, Millikin University


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Dr. Raycraft was the first orthopaedic surgeon to use the hana™ table at Decatur Memorial Hospital on June 27, 2013, when he performed a minimally invasive anterior hip replacement procedure. Read more about this at:


Dr. Raycraft was born and raised in Hudson, Illinois a small town north of Bloomington. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Illinois Wesleyan University and from Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee. He continued his one-year surgical internship and four year Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During his chief residency there he led and completed an extensive investigation of total hip joint revision surgery results. He was board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in July 1992 and recertified in 2002 and 2010. He is a fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Raycraft has been practicing in Decatur since 1990. He and his wife have two children.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Raycraft, call 217-872-8200.