Dr. Frederick Matsen III, MD

Dr. Frederick Matsen III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
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Dr. Frederick Matsen III, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1968 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

10330 Meridian Ave N

Seattle, WA 98133

Contact Information

(206) 598-5500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Matsen III performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Arm Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Matsen III's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Matsen III "The patient is the center of our care. We take time to listen, understand and educate our patients as to their diagnoses and treatment options. Secondary Specialties: Primary and revision joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow"

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

74  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
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17  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Charles Neer
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Multiple Teaching and Research Awards, -
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Matsen III's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Matsen III to family and friends
16 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Matsen III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Had hemiarthroplasty of left shoulder done by Dr. Matsen 7 years ago. Pre-surgery had extremely limited range of motion and constant pain from arthritic degeneration. After surgery I was extremely conscientious about doing the (lengthy, rigorous and uncomfortable) rehab exercises correctly and the...more
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If you are considering shoulder surgery, there is no better doctor, in my opinion, than Dr. Matsen. He is respected nationwide and is generally considered one of the top 20 shoulder surgeons in the country. He is approachable and technical in his approach, and extremely passionate about his job. ...more
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