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 a board-certified 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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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 Dawn M.)
Watch Dr. Cantlon’s presentation on Wide Awake Hand Surgery:
Dr. Cantlon discusses Advances in Peripheral Nerve Surgery of the Upper Extremity:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Eligible
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
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Long Island University Athletics New York University Athletics Public School Athletic League (PSAL) High School Football
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.
Ayalon B, Cantlon MB. Pulp Space Infections. In: Orthopaedic Hand Trauma. Ed: Eltorai A, Akelman E; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2019: Chapter 42
“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