Dr. Matthew Putnam, MD

Dr. Matthew Putnam, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 66
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Dr. Matthew Putnam, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Willmar, MN and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Geisel School Of Medicine At Dartmouth-Md, in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic trauma surgery.Read his story

101 Willmar Ave SW

Willmar, MN 56201

Contact Information

(320) 231-5021

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Top Care Areas

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Hand Conditions
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more than 53% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
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more than 52% of peers
Trigger Finger
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more than 51% of peers

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Dr. Putnam's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Putnam "Dr. Matthew D Putnam is a Orthopedic Surgeon practicing in Willmar, MN BOARD CERTIFICATIONS American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Certified in Orthopedic Surgery American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Certified in Hand Surgery PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Society for Surgery of the Hand American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Trauma Association American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons AWARDS & ACCOLADES Mpls. St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2008, 2010, 2014) Best Doctors in America®, 2009-2010 Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctors" (2014) America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 Super DoctorSuperDoctorscom OFFICE HOURS Monday through Friday: 8.00 am - 4.30 pm "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Putnam "The opportunity to meet new people and provide them information and treatment that benefits them makes the work I do both a privilege and a pleasure. I try to approach each patient as a friend with whom I must be open about my knowledge and my skills. My goal is that patients graduate from my care with increased knowledge about their condition and, when possible, better health. I am open to questions and scrutiny and will seek additional consultation if needed."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
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41  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Small Joint Arthroplasty
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Geisel School Of Medicine At Dartmouth-Md,
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • General Surgery-St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center,
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Orthopedic Surgery-University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center,
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Hand Surgery-New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus,
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Ammed Training
    Other Education | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Putnam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Somali
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Putnam's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Putnam to family and friends
9 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Putnam'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

    10 to 15 minutes
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