Dr. Matti Palo, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 51

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Matti Palo, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Covington, LA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1998. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as AVALA Hospital and Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Matti Palo, MD

Dr. Matti William Palo, MD

1411 Ochsner Blvd Covington, LA 70433
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(985) 807-1937
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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Palo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palo treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Palo treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palo treats Joint Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Palo treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palo treats Limb Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Palo treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Palo's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Palo accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Care PPO
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Options PPO

Dr. Palo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palo

4.4

Based on 40 ratings

5 Star
83%
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4 Star
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3 Star
3%
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2 Star
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1 Star
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13%
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Dr. Palo and his team provided professional, compassionate care throughout this journey , from treating my problem, to pre operative preparation, surgery, and postoperative follow up. They are always ready to respond to questions or concerns , and I have enjoyed a positive outcome. or concerns
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Regina R. – Jul 03, 2022
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Knowledgeable, caring and I felt heard as a patient!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cindy J. – Jun 12, 2022
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Very good
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wanda A. – Jun 11, 2022
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Knee and hip was great. Doctor is great at what he doea
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Denise A. – Jun 10, 2022
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I am an 82 year old man whom Dr. Palo has treated for many years. Thanks to his care I was able to participate in the Louisiana Senior Olympics in November, 2021. Not only was I able to participate, but I was able to win a Gold Medal in the 1500 Meter Power Walk and qualify for the Nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. this May.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jim A. – Mar 09, 2022
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Very caring and excellent healthcare provider. He cares about my well-being as his patient and gives me the right information to help me to heal properly with no complications or setbacks.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K. R. – Feb 25, 2022
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I felt at ease discussing my symptoms and situation with him. He always asked if I had any more questions before I left his office. His office followed up with me while I was waiting for diagnostic testing. My procedure was scheduled promptly. It was a great experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K. K. – Feb 10, 2022
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I was very nervous at my first visit. He recommended the Iovera before surgery and I am so glad that I did! Recovery time was not as painful as my first replacement and I the physical therapy was a breeze! I would definitely recommend getting the iovera before a knee replacement! THANKYOU to all that helped me at Joint Effort with my questions and concerns!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary J. – Jan 20, 2022
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He was awesome
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mark W. – Jan 16, 2022
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Excellent experience. I got my range of motion back. I was also able to work while I was dealing with the shoulder issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Candice J. – Jan 13, 2022
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Very attentive and compassionate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Jan 12, 2022
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My children are very active with sports and are constantly breaking their bones. Dr. Palo has made himself available in many unplanned visits. He is a caring and knowledgeable physician. His staff is equally friendly. I would highly recommend Dr. Palo to my friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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LeThu Cao – Jul 22, 2021
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Highly recommend! Excellent surgeon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 21, 2021
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One star is too good
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 16, 2021
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Could not be happier! Dr Palo is an excellent surgeon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 09, 2018
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I called Mon 6/5/17 and got an appointment the next day for a shoulder injury. This was my first visit. The new patient paperwork process was quick and easy. I got the answers and advice I needed and FAST. Highly recommended!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brian M in Hammond, LA – Jun 07, 2017
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He is very thorough and isn't one who wants to hurry up and just do surgery if he thinks it can be avoided. I was told from a PT that he is the only one she can say has a100% turnout on surgeries he performed. My gym instructor told me she can normally tell who had rotator cuff surgury and could tell I did until I mentioned it a couple of years later. She teaches me 4 days a week so she sees that I do weights and everything without problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Paula Alack in Halmond, La. – Feb 18, 2017
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Dr. Palo is very educated in his field. Loved his confidence in performing his procedures. Great bedside manner also.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Joe R. in Carriere, MS – Feb 10, 2017
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Short visit; expected longer review since having severe trauma and multiple injuries in May 2016 Dismissed MRI, no educating me! Stated He would fix me up! Is not a shoulder specialist! Injected joint! Had severe shocking pain after injection of Lidocaine wore off, but explained via nurse that some people have "issues" after injection! I have tear to rotator cuff, nerve impingement and bicep tear with frozen shoulder! Getting second opinion! Just first visit, but not very impressed! Too rushed!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Mrs. Margaret in Covington, LA – Oct 08, 2016
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Dr. Palo and his staff is amazing. I was a frequent Patient after an ACL repair and a broken hand. I wouldnt use anyone else besides Dr. Palo and Dr. Dar
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Andrew in Madisonville, LA – May 09, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Palo has worked hard to reimagine the patient experience in order to optimize the relationship between the doctor and patient. He believes the first...Read more

Biography

Dr Palo is a physicist and Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and has performed more than 5,000 operations predominately focused on the knee and...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Education

Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
Residency Hospital
1998
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Does Dr. Matti Palo, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Matti Palo, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Matti Palo, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Palo's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Matti Palo, MD treat?

Dr. Palo frequently treats the following conditions: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, Joint Pain, and Limb Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Matti Palo, MD's office address?

Dr. Palo's office is located at 1411 Ochsner Blvd, Covington, LA 70433. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Matti Palo, MD fluent in?

Dr. Palo is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Matti Palo, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Palo provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Matti Palo, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Matti Palo, MD is affiliated with AVALA Hospital and Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Matti Palo, MD have?

Dr. Palo has over 24 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Matti Palo, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.4/5 for Dr. Matti Palo, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Dr. Matti William Palo, MD

Joint Efforts1411 Ochsner Blvd Covington, LA 70433
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Palo is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

AVALA Hospital

Covington, LA

92% Patients that would definitely recommend, 22% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital

Hammond, LA

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Lakeview Regional Medical Center

Covington, LA