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: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Matthew B. Cantlon, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a fellowship-trained specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of both pediatric and adult upper extremity conditions.  Dr Cantlon’s expertise includes treatment of arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow; fractures of the upper extremity; nerve compression syndromes including carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes; masses of the hand and upper extremity including ganglion cysts; and tendon issues including tendonitis, lacerations and ruptures.  He is surgically skilled in microsurgical nerve repair and reconstruction, tendon and ligament repair and reconstruction, arthroscopic treatment of the wrist and joint replacement of the hand, wrist and elbow.  Dr. Cantlon has extensive training in the most current surgical techniques including wide-awake hand surgery, a technique which limits surgical recovery times and improves outcomes.

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

We cannot thank Dr.Cantlon enough for his care and expertise in helping our young son recover from a broken arm. From the moment he came to the ER to set the bones, to the 3 cast changes and the appointments along the way he was reassuring, attentive, calm and we felt like we were in the best hands. The ONS front desk staff, nurses and Xray tech were also so kind each and every time ….even when my son would cry from fear. I highly recommend ONS and Dr.Cantlon. We are so grateful our son healed so well and it back to running around! (5 Star Review on Google from C. G.)
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WEBINARS

The Funny Bone: Causes and Treatments for Elbow Pain

VIDEOS

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
Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand (CAQH)

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, Illyas A.  Assessment of Radiation Protection in Hand-Shielding Products with Mini C-arm FluoroscopyHand. 2019 Aug. 1558944719865937

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

Cantlon, MB.  Capitate Shortening Osteotomy.  In: Hand Surgery, Tricks of the Trade.  Ed: Beredjiklian, P; Thieme, 2020: Chapter 51

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