Dr. Matthew S. Bernard, MD

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Dr. Matthew S. Bernard, MD

Orthopedics | Male

Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics 2415 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404 Get Directions
(423) 624-2696

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Dr. Bernard has subspecialty training in hip and knee reconstruction, has authored multiple articles and has presented at local and...
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  • 1st Medical Network
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • One Health
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Specialties

  • Orthopedics
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

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, 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Tennessee Center For Health Sciences
  • Internship Hospital
    Tulane Orthopaedic Internship
  • Residency Hospital
    Campbell Clinic Memphis,Tn
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Stanford Adult Reconstruction Palo Alto,Ca

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

    The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) delivers continuing medical education to orthopedic surgeons focused on the latest operative techniques, procedures, advanced devices, and improvements in patient care. Physicians affiliated with ICJR are committed to offering patients the best treatment options available today

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Dr. Bernard's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedics
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Bernard says...

Dr. Bernard has subspecialty training in hip and knee reconstruction, has authored multiple articles and has presented at local and national conferences. He is committed to alleviating pain in those with degenerative joint diseases of the hip and knee.

As a native of California, he grew up water skiing and hiking in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. In high school, he played football and baseball; he ultimately finding his way to The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa as a pitcher. At Alabama, Dr. Bernard was a member of the 1997 team that played for the National Championship in the College World Series. Off the field, he earned bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Biology plus a graduate degree in Exercise Physiology.

He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. While he began the first few months of his postgraduate training at Tulane, Hurricane Katrina brought him back to Memphis to complete his surgery internship and orthopaedic residency at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis. In residency, he assisted in the care of the St. Louis Cardinals' triple-a affiliate serving as an on-site team physician. He left Tennessee for the adult reconstruction fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, where he was an Omega Grant recipient and served as a clinical instructor in their residency.

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Dr. Bernard's Care Philosophy

"We are here to preserve and restore walking in those who suffer from hip and knee pain." – Dr. Matt Bernard