Dr. Joel Matta, MD

Dr. Joel Matta, MD

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Non-Surgical Orthopedics  |  
Male  |  
69 y/o
33 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net

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Dr. Matta specializes in Non-Surgical Orthopedics and practices in Santa Monica, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 33 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Matta'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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Laguna Beach, CA |
Dr. Matta replaced my hip when i was 38 years old within a couple weeks I went sailing without a problem, within 1 month i was hiking moderately and on my 6 month anniversary I was hiking Mt Rainier which is NOT an easy hike with crampons and Ice Ax, the summit day was over 14 hours long and the hip was perfect. He doesn't spend a ton of time with you but that is not what you're paying for before the replacement I would have to use Crutches a lot of times just to get around.
Ny |
Dr Maths was to shorten my abnormally long leg when replacing my hip. He didn't and lengthen it like he does normally with other pts. It took 9 wks to convince him he had done it wrong. He said he could operate again but would need to wait 1 yr to be eligible for FMLA again at work. Plus his hands are very shaky. Has quite an ego on top of all this. Have another MD do your surgery.
in Cerritos, CA |
Dr. Matta, you gave me a new life. Two years ago I broke my hip and was brought into Saint Johns Hospital. You did my surgery and I went back to work after three months. After 2 years, I have almost a full recovery and function normally in every way. Like to say thank you and grateful to you. I wish I could say thank you in person.
in Norwalk, CA |
I had the best experience as a patient; treatment & surgery my first & excellent; God Bless this Doctor. My recovery was great; Thank you Dr. Matta. :) Thanks to you I'm still walking.
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  •  Specializes in Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    Kern Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Lac/usc Med Center

    Completed in 1978

    Martin Luther King

    Completed in 1980

    Rancho Los Amigos

    Completed in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Specialties

  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection