Matthew Dobbs

Matthew Dobbs, MD

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Dr. Dobbs specializes in pediatric orthopedics with expertise in pediatric foot deformities. He has clinical interests in minimally invasive approaches for clubfoot and vertical talus, congenital and developmental foot anomalies, skeletal dysplasias, torticollis, neurofibromatosis, cerebral palsy spasticity, and knee and hip disorders.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Acute and Chronic Traumatic Disorders
  • Clubfoot
  • Congenital Hip and Pelvis Disorders
  • Flatfoot
  • Idiopathic and Congenital Scoliosis
  • Leg Length Discrepancy
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Skeletal Dysplasias
  • Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Vertical Talus

Common Procedures

  • Acute and chronic fracture care
  • Angular and rotational anomalies
  • Arthroscopy
  • Correction of congenital and acquired foot anomalies
  • Leg length inequalities
  • Operative management of hip and lower extremity disorders including developmental hip dysplasia
  • Perthes
  • Ponseti method of clubfoot correction
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Spinal fusion both posterior and anterior for pediatric scoliosis deformities

Clinical Office Locations

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

    4S60, Suite 1B

    One Children's Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

    13001 N Outer Forty Rd., Suite 1C

    Town and Country, MO 63017

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Selected Publications

Research Interests

Genetic aspects of orthopaedic conditions. His research has led to finding key developmental gene abnormalities in idiopathic clubfoot and scoliosis.

Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive approaches for clubfoot and vertical talus. He also has clinical expertise in congenital and developmental foot anomalies, skeletal dysplasias, torticollis, neurofibromatosis, cerebral palsy spasticity, and knee and hip disorders.

Background

Dr. Dobbs completed his medical school education at the University of Iowa in 1991 and his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 1995. He then completed a one year Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery fellowship with additional training in pediatric spinal deformity in 2001. He is the recipient of the 2002 Hunterian Society Gold Medal. He has authored many articles and is active in research related to the genetic aspects of orthopaedic conditions. His research has led to the chromosomal localization of triphalangeal thumb. He is the 2002 recipient of the Hunterian Medal Award for his research entitled, "Localization of Dominantly Inherited Isolated Triphalangeal Thumb to Chromosomal Region 7q36."

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Medical Degree

  • University of Iowa College of Medicine

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shriners Hospital for Children

Milestones

Hunterian Medal (2002), for his research entitled “Localization of Dominantly Inherited Isolated Triphalangeal Thumb to Chromosomal Region 7q36"

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Dr. Dobbs’ Office Locations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

4S60, Suite 1B

One Children's Place

St Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 N Outer Forty Rd., Suite 1C

Town and Country, MO 63017

(Appointments available until 6pm on Thursdays)

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