Matthew B. Cantlon, MD

HAND & UPPER EXTREMITY SURGEON
Hand, wrist, elbow specialist Dr. Matthew Cantlon
  • College: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Medical School: Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
  • Residency: NYU Langone Medical Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
  • Fellowship: Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Matthew B. Cantlon, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and a fellowship-trained specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions and injuries in pediatric and adult patients. His expertise includes treatment of arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow, fractures of the hand and upper extremity, nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity including carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes, treatment of masses such as ganglion cysts, and rehabilitation of sports injuries of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Cantlon has extensive training in the most current surgical techniques including the breakthrough Wide-Awake hand surgery, which uses only local anesthesia and allows for faster recovery and fewer post-operative complications. He is surgically skilled in microsurgical nerve reconstruction, arthroscopy of the wrist and elbow, tendon and ligament repairs/reconstructions, and hand, wrist and elbow joint replacement.

Dr. Cantlon earned his medical degree at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases. He completed fellowship training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute.  Dr. Cantlon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.

A native of New Canaan, CT, Dr. Cantlon has served as a hand and upper extremity physician to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater group, the Long Island University and New York University Athletics teams, and the New York Public School Athletic League (PSAL) High School Football.

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SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Part I
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Part II eligible

 

 AWARDS/HONORS

Chief Resident Teacher of the Year – Hospital for Joint Diseases
Executive Chief Resident – Hospital for Joint Diseases
AOA Resident Leader – Hospital for Joint Diseases
Gold Humanism Honor Society, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons

TEAM COVERAGE EXPERIENCE

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Long Island University Athletics
New York University Athletics
Public School Athletic League (PSAL) High School Football

PUBLICATIONS

Cantlon M, Marcano A, Egol K. Does the Degree of Distal Radius Fracture Malunion Predict Functional Outcomes? Cur Orth Practice.. 2016 Jul;27(4): 371-4

Patel N, Yoon R, Cantlon M, et al. Intramedullary Nailing of Diaphyseal Femur Fractures Secondary to Gunshot Wounds: Predictors of Post-Operative Malrotation. Journal of  Orthopaedic  Trauma. April  2014.

Cantlon M, Egol K. Calcium Phosphate Cement Augmentation of Proximal Humerus Fractures. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2013 Dec;28(4):302-7.

Stein D, Cantlon M, Mackay B et al. Cysts About the Knee: Evaluation and Management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 Aug;21(8):469-79.

Cantlon M, Miller J, Ilyas A. Hand Surgeons and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons Call Coverage of Acute Upper Extremity Injuries: Where Should the Line be Drawn? Manuscript Submitted HAND July 2016.

 Cantlon M, Ilyas A. Assessment of Radiation Attenuation in Hand Shielding Products. Manuscript Submitted J Hand Surg March 2016.

ABSTRACTS

Cantlon M, Ilyas A. Hand Radiation-Attenuating Shielding Options. Is Hand Radiation Exposure Decreased? Poster Presentation, ASSH Annual Meeting 2016

Shah H, Hoeffler CE, Cantlon M, Kim N, Ilyas A. Mini-Fluoroscope Radiation Exposure: Does its Position Make a Difference? Podium presentation, ASSH Annual Meeting 2015

Marcano A, Cantlon M, Egol K. Does the Degree of Distal Radius Fracture Malunion Predict Functional Outcomes? Poster presentation, Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting 2014

Cantlon M, Luchetti T, O’Donnell E, Feldman D, Otsuka N. Orthopaedic Injuries in Pediatric Patients Hospitalized with Concussions or Traumatic Brain Injuries: A National Study. Podium presentation, American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting 2014.

Marcano A, Cantlon M, Egol K. Does the Degree of Distal Radius Fracture Malunion Predict Functional Outcomes? Podium presentation, AAOS Annual Meeting 2014.

LECTURES

“The How and Why of Wide Awake Hand Surgery” – Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

“Posterolateral Rotatory Instability” – Dept of Sports Medicine Grand Rounds, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

“Small Joint Arthritis of the Hands” – Dept of Hand & Upper Extremity Grand Rounds, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

“Pediatric Sports Elbow Injuries” – Dept of Pediatric Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

“Emerging Biologic Treatments in Intervertebral Disc Degeneration” – Dept of Spine Surgery Grand Rounds, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

 


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Testimonials

  • Dr. Cantlon is very smart and is so nice. I would definitely go back and recommend. (Patient Survey)


  • Dr. Cantlon has been great. During our Greenwich Hospital ER visit for a pediatric broken thumb and the ONS follow-up visit, his efficiency, clarity, and bedside manner he had for me and my 11 year old was excellent! (Patient Survey)


  • Keep up the good work Dr. Cantlon!


  • My treatment with Dr. Cantlon was timely and accurate. A great experience overall. (Patient Survey)