Matthew Smith, MD Upper Extremity Division
Dr. Smith is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the shoulder and elbow. He received his undergraduate degree in biology and graduated summa cum laude from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He followed with a scholarship to Creighton University School of Medicine and graduated with his medical degree in 2001.
He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Missouri, where he received the Litton Award for Excellence. After the five-year residency, he went on to a one-year fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery in Philadelphia at the highly regarded Rothman Institute.
Dr. Smith is clinical director for the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and the only surgeon in Mid-Missouri who has completed an accredited fellowship specifically for shoulder and elbow surgery. He enjoys treating all disorders of the shoulder and elbow.
At the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Smith performs a high volume of shoulder replacements, shoulder arthroscopy (scopes) and shoulder reconstruction. He manages athletic injuries, traumatic injuries, arthritis and other degenerative disorders of both the shoulder and elbow. He also performs research on new techniques for rotator cuff reconstruction, as well as complex arthroplasty (replacement surgery) especially Reverse Total Shoulder replacement.
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Dr. Matt Smith Presents COL Research
Dr. Matt Smith presented our research on The Use of the FlexiGraft Demineralized Cancellous Bone Sponge for Enhancing Rotator Cuff Healing in a Canine Model. This presentation is distributed to an audience of over 30,000 worldwide.
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|Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair||Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery||Deltoid Rehabilitation|
|Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery||Open Elbow Surgery||Distal Biceps Tendon Repair|
|Open Shoulder Repair||Tennis Elbow Surgery Post-operative Treatment||Open Rotator Cuff Repair|
|Total Shoulder Replacement||Arthroscopic Capsular Release||Reverse Ball and Socket Arthroplasty|
Dr. Smith provides patient care at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute -- the newest, largest, and most comprehensive freestanding orthopaedic center in central Missouri. The institute enables Dr. Smith to provide his orthopaedic patients with a wide range of inpatient and outpatient proceedures in a single location. On-site services include radiology, anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, prosthetics, and an outpatient pharmacy.
Phone: (573) 884-9037
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
The Rothman Institute, 2006-2007
Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
- University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics, 2002-2006
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
- University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics, 2001-2002
- Creighton University School of Medicine, 1997-2001
Doctor of Medicine
- Creighton University, 1993-1997
Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences
Summa Cum Laude
- Bellevue West High School, 1990-1993
- Medical License, State of Missouri, 2001-present
- ABOS part II: pass, July 2009
- ABOS part I: pass, July 2006
- USMLE Step III: pass, September 2004
- USMLE Step II: pass, February 2001
- USMLE Step I: pass, June 1999
- Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Missouri State Orthopaedic Association
- American Medical Association, 1997-2001
- Nebraska Medical Association, 1997-2001
- American Medical Student Association—Vice President, 1999;
- Legislative Affairs Officer, 2000
- 2007-2015: Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri
- 2011-present: Clinic Director, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
- 2015-present: Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri
Honors & Awards
- Inside Columbia: Columbia’s Favorite Doctors, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015, 2016
- Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Litton Award for Excellence, 2005
- Creighton Family Medical Center Scholarship—academic scholarship: $20,000/yr 1997-2001
- Creighton Superior Scholastic Achievement Award, 4.0 GPA 1994-1997
- Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Scholar of the Year, 1997
- Creighton Reinert Academic and Endowment Scholarships, 1994-1997
- Phi Sigma—Biology Honor Society, inducted, 1995
- Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Pledge of the Year, 1994
- Tandy Technology Scholar, 1994
- Committee Leader: Physician Experience with the Provider, 2014-present
- Member: Admissions Committee, University of Missouri School of Medicine, 2013-present
- President: University of Missouri Orthopaedic Association, 2012
- Chair: Faculty Affairs Committee, 2009-2010
- Chair: ECOMS committee on Surgical Timeouts, 2010
- Reviewer: Journal American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010-present
- Member: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc, Surgeon Advisory Board, Present
- Reviewer: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American 2007- Present
- Secretary: Faculty Affairs Committee, University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics 2007-2009
- Electronic Physicians Advisory Committee, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, 2007-present
- American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program, 2005-present
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons—Resident Liaison, 2003-2005
- House Officer Organization, University Hospitals and Clinics—Representative, Department of Orthopaedics, 2003-2005
Conferences and Presentations
- ORS Annual Meeting, Poster: Assessing MOPS for Storage and Preservation of Glenoid Osteochondral Allograft Tissue, Orlando, FL March 2016
- ORS Annual Meeting, Poster: Comparison of Human Articular Cartilage Properties in the Humeral Head of Normal and Osteoarthritic Samples, Orlando, FL March 2016
- AANA Annual Meeting, Presentation: Evaluation of hyperosmolar irrigation solution for shoulder arthroscopy: A prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled study, Boston, MA April 2016
- MAOA Annual Meeting, Presentation: Preoperative Humeral Head Elevation as a Risk Factor for Scapular Notching, Bonita Springl, FL April 2016
- BMES Annual Meeting, Presentation: Comparison of Human Articular Cartilage Properties in the Humeral Head of Normal and Osteoarthritic Samples, Tampa, FL October 2015
- AAOS Annual Meeting, Presentation: Comparison of Hyperosmolar Irrigation to Standard Isotonic Solution in a Canine Shoulder Arthroscopy Model, Las Vegas, NV, March 2015
- MAOA Annual Meeting, Presentation: Relationship of scapular neck length to scapular notching after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty using plain radiographs, Amelia Island, FL April 2013
- AAOS Annual Meeting, Presentation: Biomechanical and Histologic Evaluation of the Two Smallest Available Glenoid Anchors for Labral Repair, Chicago, IL, March 22 2013
- Poster: Histologic Evaluation of the Two Smallest Available Glenoid Anchors for Labral Repair, Annual Orthopaedic Research Society, San Antonio, TX, January 26th through January 28th, 2013.
- AOSSM Combined Meeting Presentation: “Rotator Cuff Augmentation with Bone-Tendon Allograft” Hawaii March 26, 2011
- 13th Annual Southeast Trauma Symposium “Allografts in Shoulder Surgery.” Sandestin, FL July 17, 2014
- 13th Annual Southeast Trauma Symposium “Glenoid Exposure: Why you can’t see” Sandestin, Fl July 17, 2014
- 13th Annual Southeast Trauma Symposium “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: Avoiding Reversomania”, Sandestin, FL, July 17, 2014
- Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society Annual meeting, Table Rock Lake,“Management of post-operative infections in shoulder surgery,” June 6th, 2014
- “A Surgeons Perspective on Common Shoulder Conditions.” Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds Conference, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, January 18th 2013.
- 12th Annual Comparative Orthopedics Day, “Rotator Cuff Reconstruction Using Allograft” Columbia, MO April 27th 2012
- Mid-Central States Orthopaedics Society Annual Meeting, “Shoulder instability with glenoid deficiency,” Lake Ozark, MO, June 13, 2009
- National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses,: “Advanced techniques and updates in shoulder surgery,” Columbia, MO, April 6, 2009
- Missouri State Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, “Techniques and decision making in shoulder arthroplasty,” St. Louis, MO, June 2, 2007
- Thomas Jefferson Orthopaedic Society “Hemiarthroplasty for proximal humerus fractures” Philadelphia, PA, May 4, 2007
- American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum, Huntington Beach, June 2005
Research and PublicationsCurrent Research
- Multicenter study of the clinical effectiveness of Flexigraft bone sponge in rotator cuff repairs
- Multicenter IDE for the safety of a pyrocarbon shoulder arthrolplasty
- Bone sparing shoulder arthroplasty
- Rotator cuff allograft with bone-tendon reconstruction
- Contribution of scapular geometry to notching after reverse shoulder arthroplasty
- Use of computer database for recording, storing and publishing patient related outcomes
- Capito N, Sherman S, Robertson DS, Owens B, Smith MJ. Osteochondral allografts in shoulder surgery. Accepted, JBJS Reviews. March 2016
- Churchill RS, Chuinard C, Wiater JM, Spencer E, Smith MJ. Clinical and radiographic outcomes of the simpliciti canal-sparing shoulder arthroplasty system a prospective two-year multicenter study. Accepted, J Bone Joint Surg. April 2016
- Smith MJ, Crist BC, Reiter M, Schultz L, Choma TJ Assessment of collecting patient reported outcomes with a computer-based program versus paper questionnaires in an orthopaedic clinic. Orthopedics. 2016 Jan;39(1):e31-5
- Smith MJ, Pfeiffer FM, Cook CR, Kuroki K, Cook JL Investigation of rotator cuff healing using demineralized cancellous bone sponge interposition compared to standard repair in a canine model. Accepted, Int J Shoulder Surg. May 2015.
- Capito N, Smith MJ, Stoker AM, Werner NC, Cook JL. Comparison of hyperosmolar irrigation to standard solution in a canine shoulder arthroscopy model. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Aug;24(8):1243-8.
- Ma R, Smith PA, Smith MJ, Sherman SL, Flood D, Li X. Managing and recognizing complications after treatment of acromioclavicular joint repair and reconstruction. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2015 Mar;8(1):75-82.
- Della Rocca GJ, Dunbar RP, Burgess AR, Smith MJ. The decade of road safety 2011-2020: from evidence to action. J Orthop Trauma. 2014;28 Suppl 1:S18-21.
- Pfeiffer F, Smith MJ, Kuroki K, Cook JL. Histologic and biomechanical analysis of the two smallest available glenoid anchors for use in labral repairs. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Aug;23(8):1156-61.
- Paisley KC, Kraeutler MJ, Lazarus MD, Ramsey ML, Williams GR, Smith MJ. Relationship of scapular neck length to scapular notching after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty using plain radiographs. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jun;23(6):882-7.
- Smith MJ, Marberry KM. "Reliability of a novel, computer-based,shoulder specific patient reported outcome tool" Submitted Feb 2011, JBJS
- Smith MJ, Cook, JL, Kuroki K, Jayabalan P, Cook CP,R, Pfeiffer F. "Comparison of a Novel Bone-Tendon Allograft to a Human Dermis-Derived Patch for Repair of a Chronic Large Rotator Cuff Tear Using a Canine Model" Submitted 2011 Arthroscopy.
- Khazzam M, Kane SM, Smith MJ, "Open Shoulder Stabilization Procedure using Bone Block Technique for Treatment of Chronic Glenohumeral Instability Associated with Bony Glenoid Deficiency" Amr J. Orthop. 2009 Jul; 27 (7)329-35
- Anz A, Smith MJ, Stoker A, Linville C, Markway H, Branson K, Cook JL. The effect of bupivacaine and morphine in a coculture model of diarthrodial joints. Arthroscopy. 2009 Mar;25(3):225-31.
- Smith MJ, Haltom JD, Gainor B. "Effects of anticoagulation on wound healing using a tensile test" Orthopaedics. Apr;31(4):373-7, 2008.
- Smith MJ, Kane SM, Propeck T, Ingram E "AVN of the Glenoid, a case Report" J. Bone Joint Surg 88A(8): 1836-39, 2006.
- Smith MJ, White RA, Gainor BJ. "Technique for drainage of pediatric septic arthritis of the hip"Am J Orthop. 2007;(3):165-166
- Smith MJ, Marberry KM. Reliability of a novel, computer-based,shoulder specific patient reported outcome tool. Curr Orthop Pract. 2013 Jan/Feb 24(1): 64-67.
- Smith MJ, Cook, JL, Kuroki K, Jayabalan P, Cook CR, Pfeiffer F. Comparison of a novel bone-tendon allograft to a human dermis-derived patch for repair of a chronic large rotator cuff tear using a canine model. Arthroscopy. 2012 Feb; 28(2):169-77.
- Khazzam M, Kane SM, Smith MJ. Open shoulder stabilization procedure using bone block technique for treatment of chronic glenohumeral instability associated with bony glenoid deficiency. Am J Orthop. 2009 Jul; 27 (7)329-35.
- Anz A, Smith MJ, Stoker A, Linville C, Markway H, Branson K, Cook JL. The effect of bupivacaine and morphine in a coculture model of diarthrodial joints. Arthroscopy. 2009 Mar; 25(3):225-31.
- Smith MJ, Haltom JD, Gainor B. Effects of anticoagulation on wound healing using a tensile test. Orthopaedics. Apr; 31(4):373-7, 2008.
- Smith MJ, White RA, Gainor BJ. Technique for drainage of pediatric septic arthritis of the hip. Am J Orthop. 2007; (3):165-166.
- Smith MJ, Kane SM, Propeck T, Ingram E. AVN of the glenoid: a case report. J. Bone Joint Surg 88A(8): 1836-39, 2006.
Scientific Presentations and Book Chapters
- CH 19: “Component Loosening: What Can Be Done to Prevent and Treat It” Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, 2016 Publication.
- 13th Annual Southeast Trauma Symposium: Allografts in Shoulder Surgery. Sandestin, FL July 17, 2014.
- 13th Annual Southeast Trauma Symposium: Glenoid Exposure: Why you can’t see. Sandestin, FL July 17, 2014.
- 13th Annual Southeast Trauma Symposium: Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: Avoiding Reversomania. Sandestin, FL, July 17, 2014.
- Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society Annual meeting: Management of post-operative infections in shoulder surgery. Table Rock Lake, MO. June 6, 2014.
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds Conference: A Surgeons Perspective on Common Shoulder
- Conditions. University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, January 18, 2013. 12th Annual Comparative Orthopedics Day: Rotator Cuff Reconstruction Using Allograft: Columbia, MO, April 27, 2012.
- Mid-Central States Orthopaedics Society Annual Meeting,: Shoulder instability with glenoid deficiency. Lake Ozark, MO, June 13, 2009.
- National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. Advanced techniques and updates in shoulder surgery. Columbia, MO, April 6, 2009.
- Missouri State Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting: Techniques and decision making in shoulder arthroplasty. St. Louis, MO, June 2, 2007.
- Thomas Jefferson Orthopaedic Society: Hemiarthroplasty for proximal humerus fractures. Philadelphia, PA, May 4, 2007.
- American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum, Huntington Beach, June 2005.
"I am extremely pleased and impressed with the care I received from Dr. Smith..." Richard Tslka, MO
Approximately 16-months ago I visited Dr. Matthew]. Smith with two major concern; l was experiencing 1) severe right shoulder pain that radiated into my neck, and 2) incurred greatly restricted overhead and right-side lateral motion. This situation made it virtually impossible to reach for things in overhead compartments and to my right. While getting dressed, I had to insert my right arm through the sleeves of all shirts, T-shirts and jackets. This situation also limited my physical exercise regimen.
During my visit Dr. Matthew J. Smith conducted a comprehensive physical exam that included X-rays. These tests revealed that my shoulder problem was due to degenerative arthritis resulting in a bone-on-bone situation. At this time, Dr. Smith thoroughly explained my exam results and methodically discussed all my subsequent non-surgical, surgical, and physical therapy options in a way that was easily understood. At no time was I put under any pressure to make a decision; instead, I was encouraged to take my time and to feel-free to direct all follow-up questions directly to Dr. Smith. I am extremely pleased and impressed with the care I received from Dr. Smith. It has been 16-months post-surgery and I am delighted to report that my right shoulder has regained 100% of normal range of motion. Needless-to-say, I can now put my shirts on normally and am now back to performing Pilates reformer/combo-chair exercises, long trail and road bike rides, and moderate weight training. I could not be happier with Dr. Smith's professionalism, knowledge, bedside manner, and post-surgical follow-ups. Thus, I would strongly recommend Dr. Smith to anyone requiring shoulder surgery.
"I would highly recommend Dr. Matthew J. Smith and Missouri Orthopaedic Institute to anyone in need or in doubt about having shoulder surgery..." Norma L. Flenker, MO
After years of putting up with shoulder aches and pains, my family doctor made an appointment for me with Dr. Matthew Smith at Missouri University Clinic. Dr. Smith patiently explained my options and what procedures he would use to correct previous surgeries that had been done on my shoulder. After deciding t have the surgery, Dr. Smith did a reverse ball & socket shoulder replacement on my right shoulder at Missouri University Hospital. I was amazed that I did not have weeks of physical therapy at a rehab center but instead Dr. Smith showed me exercises I could do at home. I was so pleased with the results that eight months later I had Dr. Smith do a total shoulder replacement on my other shoulder. This time the surgery was at the new Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. What an impressive and convenient facility - doctor offices, operating rooms and patient rooms all in on four story building. The entire staff could not have treated me any better before and after the surgery a d during my overnight stay. I cannot tell you how great it is to have shoulders that I can use to reach and lift with and are pain free.
"How fortunate I was to be referred to Dr. Matthew J. Smith for a Reverse Shoulder Replacement on July 11, 2013..." Marilyn L. Miller, MO
After a disastrous fall down a flight of steps, I suffered a badly torn rotator cuff. On the first visit June 4, 2013, Dr. Smith carefully explained the procedure with its possible risks. He was truly the kindest man then and on every follow-up visit. My recovery is 100% as far as 1'm concerned. I have been participating with a land exercise group through our local YMCA here 2013 and never in Jefferson City since November experience any pain. I highly recommend Dr. Smith as an outstanding Orthopedic Surgeon to anyone in the world!!!! In addition, on my last visit he noted my weight loss and suggested that I tell my local doctor. As a result, she (Dr. Gracia Nebhane) ordered a number of tests, CT, Pet, etc. And as a result, I have been diagnosed with carcinoma of the right upper long. My radiation treatments will begin on August 5th at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes/Jewish in St. Louis. Thank You, Dr. Smith with all my heart.