Dr. Gary A. Matthys, MD

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Dr. Gary A. Matthys, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

129 E Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Get Directions
(218) 998-2663

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Dr. Matthys is recognized as a regional leader in both non-operative and surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system which includes joint arthroscopy, sports medicine, joint replacement and fracture care. At Matthys Orthopaedic Center we treat patients from virtually every walk of life, ranging from young infants to elderly patients. Our patients come to us with a wide range of orthopaedic-related conditions, including injuries, pain, or general concerns covering the full spectrum of orthopedic conditions. Other physicians and hospitals refer to Matthys Orthopaedics from throughout the Upper Midwest Region. Professionals continue to choose Matthys Orthopaedics because of our commitment to use the most modern methods in orthopedic care. Dr. Gary Matthys, MD has taught hundreds of orthopaedic surgeons throughout the country and received numerous awards for outstanding teaching, research, and clinical care.Read more

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Very knowledgeable but incredibly pompou . His office is horrible. They are disorganized and do not follow through. Even with Matthy's skill I would not recommend trying to work with his office...save yourself the stress and headache.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of North Dakota / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Los Angeles County Usc Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor University Medical Center and The Carrell Clinic
    Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Hip and Pelvis Institute

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications
    • Glenoid Resurfacing in Shoulder Arthroplasty, 2002
    • Prospective Study Comparing the Difference among Surgical and Medical Physicians in the Workup and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers, 01/2003
    • Treatment of Pediatric Ankle Fractures, 07/2002
    • Single Stage Talectomy and Tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis as a Salvage of Severe, Rigid Equinovarus Deformity, 03/22/2001
    • A Prospective Randomized Study of Measuring Drain Output in Patients Receiving either Bone Wax or Thrombin/Gelfoam for Hemostasis at the Donor Bone Graft Site, 04/1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Matthys' Care Philosophy

Dr. Matthys is recognized as a regional leader in both non-operative and surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system which includes joint arthroscopy, sports medicine, joint replacement and fracture care. At Matthys Orthopaedic Center we treat patients from virtually every walk of life, ranging from young infants to elderly patients. Our patients come to us with a wide range of orthopaedic-related conditions, including injuries, pain, or general concerns covering the full spectrum of orthopedic conditions. Other physicians and hospitals refer to Matthys Orthopaedics from throughout the Upper Midwest Region. Professionals continue to choose Matthys Orthopaedics because of our commitment to use the most modern methods in orthopedic care. Dr. Gary Matthys, MD has taught hundreds of orthopaedic surgeons throughout the country and received numerous awards for outstanding teaching, research, and clinical care.