Our very own Christopher J. Matthews, M.D. has been published in the national, peer-reviewed Journal of Hand Surgery.

Selected as Editor’s Choice, the research article, “Outcomes of Primary Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Patients Younger Than 65 Years Old”, was published in the February 2019 issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery, the official journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Christopher Matthews, along with five other researchers, found that “a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) in patients 65 years old or younger improves range of motion comparably with patients 70 years old or older.”

Read the full article: https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(17)30997-8/fulltext

About Christopher J. Matthews, M.D.

Dr. Christopher J. Matthews is a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon. He specializes in the treatment of all conditions involving the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hands, in both adults and children.

Dr. Matthews is trained in arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgical approaches, and microvascular surgery. He has a particular interest in arthritis surgery of the hand and wrist, shoulder surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and trauma of the upper extremity. He also believes in a personal approach to care and prioritizes taking the time to understand a patient’s individual concerns, provide education on treatment options, and develop a collaborative plan of care.

He grew up in Tarpon Springs, FL and was awarded the John V. Lombardi Scholarship to attend the University of Florida. Prior to attending medical school, he participated in the highly selective Junior Honors Medical Program.

Dr. Matthews received his medical degree from the University of Florida, where he led medical outreach trips to the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico and where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

After receiving his M.D., he completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Florida, where he was elected Administrative Chief Resident. After residency, he completed his fellowship training in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, one of the most prestigious fellowships in the country.

He has published several clinical and basic science research papers, as well as presented his work at national and international meetings. He has also served as a reviewer for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Orthopedic Video Theater, and he has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association.

In his personal life, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, boating, golf, and traveling.

As a surgeon at The Orthopedic Clinic, Dr. Matthews sees patients at the following locations: Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, and Port Orange.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (386) 255-4596 or request an appointment online.