Dr. Matthew Wells, MD

Dr. Matthew Wells, MD

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Dr. Matthew Wells, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

1414 SE 3rd Ave

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medica
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wells performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ankle Fracture
very high
more than 96% of peers
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wells "Matthew Wells MD is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. He takes an individualized and compassionate approach when caring for his patients. Dr. Wells believes in meeting patients individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain- free lifestyle."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

241  Conditions Treated

  • Accessory Navicular Bone
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Acute Gout
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Broken Neck
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Muscle Strain
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Familial Joint Laxity
  • Femur Fracture
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Subluxation
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Industrial Injury
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Space Disease
  • Joint Swelling
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knock Knees
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Muscle Strain
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Strain of Tendon of Medial Thigh Muscle
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Thigh Injuries
  • Thigh Strain
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Toe Injuries
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Tricep Injuries
  • Tricep Muscle Strain
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

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109  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • Amputation
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bursa Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Casting
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • De Quervain's 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 Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Employment Physical Examination
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hardware Removal
  • 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
  • Hip Surgery
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Labrum Repair
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Jackson Memorial Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Jackson Memorial Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • American Sports Medicine Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1997
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1997
  • America's Top Orthopedists Consumers' Research Council of America, 2010
Media & Publications
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Utilizing Hybrid Suture Anchor Fixation, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wells' Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wells to family and friends
32 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Wells' 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

Patient Comments (5)

Sept. 26th 2016,I had suffered a horrific accident moving a heavy desk down a steep flight of stairs with the desk smashing through the fibula then tibia seeing the tibia protruding through the skin and bleeding. Ok enough of that,long story,cut to the chase,I was fortunate enough to have Dr. Wells...more
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Dr. Wells is one of those rare physicians who truly care about their patients and have passion for their job. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent bedside manners. He spends appropriate amount of time with the patient and does everything to detect the problem and fix it. Dr. Wells respects...more
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Great bedside manner. Very bright and gives off a positive vibe. He really knows his stuff.
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In a previous review, I complained about my account being sent to collect by Dr. Wells, office, This was told to me by the collection agency. When I call his office, I was told I had a zero balance. Recently, Dr. well called me explained me it wasn't his office, but the outpatient center, where the...more
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Came to Ft. Lauderdale from DE last winter. Had a torn meniscus and needed it attended to. After on line research, I found Dr. Wells and because of his high ratings and location I made an appointment with him. The appointment was made quickly and after my initial meeting/examination I decided...more
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