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, Yang S. Wide Awake Hand Surgery. Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 2017 Mar;75(1): 47-51

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? Hand. 2017 Jan. 1558944716688530

Yoon RS, Tyagi V, Cantlon M, et al. Complex Coronoid and Proximal Ulna Fractures: Are We Getting Better at Fixing These? Injury. 2016 Oct;47(10): 2053-9

Cantlon M, Marcano A, Egol K. Does Malunion in Multiple Planes Predict Worse Functional Outcomes in Distal Radial Fractures? 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. J Orthop Trauma. Apr 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, Ilyas A. Assessment of Radiation Attenuation in Hand Shielding Products. Manuscript Submitted J Hand Surg March 2016.

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)