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Dr. James Matiko, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery •  Male

  18 Reviews
Dr. Matiko

Arrowhead Orthopaedics

1901 W Lugonia Ave Ste 120 Redlands, CA 92374
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(909) 557-1600

Dr. James Matiko, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Redlands, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery and orthopedic hand surgery.

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  • Practices at top hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Matiko accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Health Net of California
Kaiser Permanente
Molina Healthcare
Premera Blue Cross

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Matiko's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matiko treats Fracture more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Matiko treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture of Arm (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Fracture of Facial Bone
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Wrist and Fingers)
  • Fracture of Leg Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matiko treats Elbow Injuries more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Matiko treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Broken Arm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matiko treats Broken Arm more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Matiko treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Matiko's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Matiko's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Matiko

2.4

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
27.77777777777778%
(5)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(2)
1 Star
55.55555555555556%
(10)

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Dr. Matiko take the time and effort to treat me with respect he is a good listener. He gives time to tell about my illiness my pain etc then he give his professional advice and then arrange a care plan that would create a better way of life for me with little or no pain at all I highly recommend Dr. Matiko to anyone who may have orthopedic problems he is the best at who he does very caring & understing
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Very awesome Dr. very informative and answered all my questions
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I have never meet or talked to Dr. Matiko, he did however perform trauma surgery on my hand. If I could have had a conversation with him I may have had an opportunity to be included in how my hand works for the rest of my life. For that matter if anyone at Arrowhead Regional would have given me any chance to have input - arrived at 6:00 pm and surgery in the next day at 10:00 am ? - So weeks later on to Kaiser ( which is where I asked to go several times ? ) to consult with my surgeon on hand.
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I felt that he ignored my concerns and did not address my needs for pain management especially during a time when I had to stop taking my NSAID for 10 days in preparation for a procedure. I had to go to another physician to get alternative pain medication approval for my back pain. I found his manner be rude and disrespectful on our last visit, he did not respect my privacy and left the exam room door open during my consultation with him so that anyone could walk by and hear our discussion
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Dr. Matiko is very knowledgeable and I trust his opinion completely. He has little bedside manner, but that is not important to me. Although I really like Dr. Matiko and feel he is an extremely competent doctor and surgeon, I will be going elsewhere because the length of time to get an appointment to see him is unreasonable under most circumstances. I always have to wait at least 3 months. If one only needs to find a surgeon, maybe one could wait. If one is in pain or needs treatment, forget it.
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Information not clear or complete when discussing medical issues. Wait is typically long. Does not spend much time w/this patient. Orders/referrals/medical equipment very slow. I have waited over a year for medically necessary wrist braces, and am still waiting...
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Avoid if possible!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Matiko received his M.D. Degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Tulane University in New Orleans. He then went on to complete two Hand Surgery Fellowships one at Loma Linda University and one at the Un...

Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1987
Sports Medicine-Southern California Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Hand Surgery-University Of Louisville
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Hand Surgery-Loma Linda University
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Tulane University Of Louisiana
Residency Hospital
1979
Loma Linda University Medical Center / White Memorial Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1978
Loma Linda University Medical Center / White Memorial Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1977
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1974
Pacific Union College
Undergraduate School
1972
Walla Walla College
Undergraduate School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Locations

Arrowhead Orthopaedics

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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)