Dr. Matti Palo, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Palo
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Joint Efforts

1411 Ochsner Blvd Covington, LA 70433

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Dr. Matti Palo, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Covington, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Avala Hospital and Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Palo to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palo

4.2

Based on 30 ratings

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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.
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LeThu Cao – Jul 22, 2021
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Highly recommend! Excellent surgeon!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 21, 2021
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Dr Palo is the best! So caring and and down to earth! Need more doctors like him in the community. Highly recommend. Love all the staff!!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Michelle – Jul 21, 2021
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One star is too good
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • 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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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Andrew in Madisonville, LA – May 09, 2016
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Dr. Palo's experience and professional manner exceeded my expectations during an emergency medically needed ORIF wrist surgery after an accidental fall. I was very pleased with the friendliness of Dr. Palo's office staff and Dr. Palo's care post surgery. O.W
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
8 people found this helpful
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Olene Whiddon in Lacombe, La – Mar 19, 2016
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Dr Palo actually talked me OUT of surgery when I ruptured my achilles tendon. He explained the pros and cons and said if it were me, I would not do surgery. The whole process of following me through physical therapy to back on my feet was one of the best experiences I have had with a doctor.
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
10 people found this helpful
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Covington, LA – Mar 08, 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
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
Residency Hospital
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Matti Palo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Palo frequently treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, Joint Pain, and Limb Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Palo treats.

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

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Dr. Palo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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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
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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
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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
  • ACL Surgery
  • 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
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • 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
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • 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
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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Joint Efforts1411 Ochsner Blvd Covington, LA 70433
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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