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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

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Matthew Meunier, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including fractures and dislocations, shoulder injuries, chronic wrist pain, and congenital hand disorders. He is one of the region’s top hand injury experts and serves as associate team physician for the San Diego Padres.

As director of the Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship program at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Meunier oversees the program’s efforts in clinical and academic excellence, and trains fellows in all aspects of clinical hand and upper extremity surgery. He is also a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Meunier completed a fellowship in hand surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Meunier earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and surgery of the hand. 

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Meunier has served as a consultant physician for the Chargers.

In college, Dr. Meunier played competitive rugby and squash. He enjoys staying active through running, cycling and surfing. 

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    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
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Patient Reviews (3)
in San Diego, CA |
I've undergone two surgeries with Dr. Meunier and I was very pleased with both. He made sure to answer all of my questions and has excellent bedside manner. My injury was pretty intense, including a fully severed median nerve and 6 severed tendons and thanks to his work, most function is restored and sensation is returning. The fact that I can even type this with two hands, is because he was able to repair my hand.
in San Diego, CA |
Honest very Professional And great bed side manner
in los angeles, california |
Dr. Meunior has a poor plan of treatment and execution of surgury. In 2011 I have visited him for a simple mallet finger fracture. Long story short, his surgury had no effect at all. He puts on the saddest puppy face and says we have to redo the surgury after wasting months and thousands of dollars. Suffering from deprsession for 5 years ive decided to take another shot at SNUH's (in korea) Kim Ji Hyung, who has successfully pulled my extensor tendon, the 'scar' menunier inflicted.
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Matthew Meunier, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including fractures and dislocations, shoulder injuries, chronic wrist pain, and congenital hand disorders. He is one of the region’s top hand injury experts and serves as associate team physician for the San Diego Padres.

As director of the Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship program at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Meunier oversees the program’s efforts in clinical and academic excellence, and trains fellows in all aspects of clinical hand and upper extremity surgery. He is also a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Meunier completed a fellowship in hand surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Meunier earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and surgery of the hand. 

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Meunier has served as a consultant physician for the Chargers.

In college, Dr. Meunier played competitive rugby and squash. He enjoys staying active through running, cycling and surfing. 

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

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • 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 Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Arizona

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush Presby St Lukes

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital Special Surgery

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Washington University

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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 Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement