Hand, wrist, elbow specialist Dr. Matthew Cantlon

Matthew B. Cantlon, MD

Matthew B. Cantlon, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a fellowship-trained specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions and injuries. His expertise includes treatment of arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow, fractures of the hand and upper extremity. In addition, he treats nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity including carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes. He is trained in the 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. 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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Testimonials

Today was my 1st visit to see Dr. Cantlon and he has such a great bedside manor, he’s gentle soft spoken, and easy on the eye lol. In all seriousness I really appreciate him and his staff taking such great care of me, and let me add no wait time which is very important to those of us who work.  (5 Star Review on Healthgrades from D.M.)

Dr. Cantlon was terrific. He spent time with me, asking me questions, clarifying info and asking me if I understood. Got additional Xrays (tech was great too) which showed no break. So I was happy. Very happy.

Hopefully I don’t have to go back, but Greenwich ONS (Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists), the staff, and Dr. Cantlon (Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon) were great. Highly recommended. (Five star review on Google)

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)

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Watch Dr. Cantlon’s presentation on Wide Awake Hand Surgery:

Dr. Cantlon discusses Advances in Peripheral Nerve Surgery of the Upper Extremity:

CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Martin D, Wilt Z, Cantlon M, et al. Controversies Surrounding the Management of the Isolated Type-II Radial-Head Fracture. JBJS Reviews. 2017 Dec;5(12):e3

Egol K, Cantlon M, Fisher N et al. Percutaneous Repair of a Schatzker III Tibial Plateau Fracture Assisted by Arthroscopy. J Ortho Trauma. 2017 Aug;31:S12-13.

Miller A, Lutsky K, Shearin J, Cantlon M, et al. Radiographic Patterns of Radiocarpal and Midcarpal Arthritis. JAAOS Global Research & Reviews. 2017 Jun;1(3):e017

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.

TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS

Ayalon B, Cantlon MB.  Pulp Space Infections.  In: Orthopaedic Hand Trauma.  Ed: Eltorai A, Akelman E; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2019: Chapter 42​

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

Marc S. Kowalsky, MD

Dr. Kowalsky is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with expertise in surgical and nonsurgical management of sports injury of the shoulder, elbow and knee, as well as complex shoulder and elbow conditions including degenerative disease, trauma, and revision surgery. He has a particular interest in the management of shoulder and elbow arthritis, instability, ligament and tendon injuries, as well as knee ligament injury and cartilage disorders. Dr. Kowalsky has authored original research manuscripts, review articles, and textbook chapters focusing on AC joint reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder replacement. He currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Rachele Struthers, PA-C

Before coming to ONS, Rachele Struthers was a Physician Assistant at the Department of Shoulder Surgery & Sports Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Columbia, MD.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

NCCPA 

ACLS, American Heart Association

BLS, American Heart Association

Mark A. Vitale, MD, MPH

Mark Vitale, MD, MPH, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a fellowship-trained specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of hand, wrist and elbow conditions and injuries. He holds a subspecialty certificate of added qualifications in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Vitale’s expertise includes treatment of arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow, fractures of the upper extremity, rehabilitation of sports injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow, arthroscopic treatment of wrist and elbow disorders, nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity including carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome, microsurgical reconstruction of nerve injuries, treatment of masses in the hand such as ganglion cysts, and upper extremity tendon repair and reconstruction. In addition, he cares for hand differences and disabilities seen in infancy and adolescence as well as pediatric hand, wrist and elbow fractures. Dr. Vitale has been designated by Endo Pharmaceuticals as an ‘experienced injector’ of Xiaflex® for  Dupuytren’s Disease. He is able to treat many patients with Dupuytren’s contractures non-operatively with an injectable enzyme which breaks down the cords that cause fingers to bend into the palm.

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Dr. Yakavonis, foot and ankle specialist

Mark Yakavonis, MD, MMS

Mark Yakavonis, MD, MMS, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle conditions.  His expertise includes sports injuries to the foot and ankle, foot and ankle fractures, syndesmotic and cartilage injuries, Achilles tendon injuries and tendinitis, foot and ankle arthritis, and minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques.  Dr. Yakavonis is experienced in ankle joint replacement surgery and neuromuscular disease.

Dr. Yakavonis graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Bowdoin College and earned a Master degree in Medical Science at Boston University.  He completed his doctorate in medicine at New York Medical College, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Further, Dr. Yakavonis completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Boston University Medical Center. While there, he received the Resident Research Award for his research into a novel operative technique for reducing ankle syndesmosis (high ankle sprain).  He then completed fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at the Harvard – Massachusetts General Hospital program.  During fellowship, Dr. Yakavonis was awarded a national research grant from the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Yakavonis has published several peer reviewed scientific papers and is co-authoring a book chapter on foot and ankle conditions.  He has presented his work at regional and national scientific meetings, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, and the New England Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Yakavonis was named an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association.

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Watch Dr. Yakavonis’s presentation on DVT Prophylaxis after Lower Extremity Surgery

CERTIFICATIONS

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Board eligible

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons