Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Smith specializes in arthroscopic and open treatment for shoulder injuries including instability (dislocations), SLAP tears, rotator cuff tears, AC joint injuries and clavicle fractures. Arthroscopic and open treatment for elbow injuries including Tommy John ligament injuries, dislocations, fractures, loose bodies, and stiffness. Special interest in treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete. Arthroscopic and open treatment of knee injuries including meniscus tears, ACL tears, PCL tears, patellar dislocations, multi-ligament knee injuries, cartilage injuries with focus on restoration and reconstruction procedures. Arthroscopic treatment of hip injuries in youth and young adults.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Sports-related conditions of the shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle and hip.

Common Procedures

  • Ankle arthroscopy.
  • Cartilage restoration.
  • Elbow arthroscopy for cartilage injury and arthritis.
  • Elbow ligament reconstruction.
  • Hip arthroscopy.
  • Ligament reconstruction in the knee.
  • Shoulder arthroplasty.
  • Shoulder arthroscopy for instability and rotator cuff disease.
  • Shoulder trauma.

Clinical Office Locations

  • Washington University Orthopedics and Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    Outpatient Orthopedic Center in Chesterfield

    14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Washington University Orthopedics & Barnes-Jewish Hospital Outpatient Orthopedic Center
  • St. Louis Veterans Administration Medical Center, John Cochran Division

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • Rorrer LC, Hopkins SD, Connors, MK, Lee DW, Smith MV, Rhodes HJ, Uffelman ES. “A convenient new route to tetradentate and pentadentate macrocyclic tetraamide ligands.” Organic Letters, 1999, Vol 1, 1154-1159.
  • Smith MV, Lee MJ, Islam AS, Rohrer JL, Goldberg VM, Beidelschies MA, Greenfield EM. “The PI3K/Akt pathway mediates the biological response to titanium particles in vitro.” J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 May;89(5):1019-27.
  • Beidelschies MA, Huang H, McMullen M, Goldberg VM, Smith MV, Islam AS, Chen X, Nagy L, Greenfield EM. “Stimulation of macrophage TNFa production by orthopaedic wear particles requires activation of the ERK1/2/Egr-1 and NF-kB pathways but is independent of p38 and JNK.” J Cell Physiol. 2008 Dec;217(3):652-66.
  • Oldenburg FP, Smith MV, Thompson G.  Simultaneous unilateral anterior superior and anterior inferior iliac spines in an adolescent, A case report.  J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Jan-Feb;29(1):29-30.
  • The MARS Group. Descriptive epidemiology of the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Cohort. Am J Sports Med. 2010;38:1979.
  • Smith MV, Panchal HB, Ruberte Thiele RA, Sekiya JK. Effect of acetabular labrum tears on hip stability and labral strain on a joint compression model. Am J Sports Med. 2011 July;30(S):103-10.
  • Warner SJ, Smith MV, Wright RW, Matava M, Brophy RH. Sport-specific outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - A systematic review. Arthroscopy.  2011 Aug;27(8):1129-34.
  • Greenfield EM, Tatro JM, Smith MV, Schnaser E, Wu D. PI3Ky deletion reduces variability in the in vivo osteolytic response to wear particles. J Orthop Res. 2011 Nov;29(11):1649-53.
  • Miller T, Jones G. Moon Shoulder Group. Arthroscoic evaluation and treatment of biceps brachii long head tendon injuries: A survey of the MOON Shoulder Group. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2011 Jul;5(3):68-71.
  • Wright RW, Gill CS, Chen L, Brophy RH, Matava MJ, Smith MV, Mall NA. Revisoin anteroir cruciate ligament reconstruction outcome: A systematic review. J Bone Joint Surg. 2012;94(6):531-6.
  • Brophy RH, Wright RW, David TS, McCormack RG, Sekiya JK, Svoboda SJ, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Steger-May K, for the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group. Association between previous meniscal surgery and the incidence of chondral lesions at revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Apr;40(4):808-14.
  • Harris JD, Jones GL, Pedroza A, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy R, Carey JL, Dunn WR, Holloway GB, Kuhn JE, Ma CB, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith M, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW. Predictors of pain and function in patients with symptomatic, atrumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears: A time-zero analysis of a prospective patient cohort enrolled in a structured physical therapy program. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Feb;40(2):359-66.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Analytical/Critical Reviews:

  • Smith MV and Sekiya JK. Hip instability. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2012 June;18(2):108-12.
  • Smith MV, Wojtys EW, Sekiya JK. How we manage the multiple ligament injured (dislocated) knee. Oper Tech Sports Med. 2011 Mar;19(1):34-41.
  • Smith MV, Klein SE, Clohisy JC, Baca GR, Brophy RH, Wright RW. Lower extremity-specific measures of disability and outcomes in orthopaedic surgery. J Bone Joint Surg. 2012;93(5):468-77.
  • Smith MV, Calfee RP, Baumgarten K, Brophy RH, Wright RW. Upper extremity-specific measures of disability and outcomes in orthopaedic surgery. J Bone Joint Surg. 2012;94(3):277-85.
  • Non-Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts:
  • Smith MV, Innocenti MA, Greenfield EM.  “Unlocking the signaling mechanisms behind aseptic loosening.”  Case Orthopaedic Journal.  2004.
  • Beidelschies, MA, Islam AS, Smith MV, Greenfield EM. “Adherent endotoxin on orthopaedic wear particles acts independently of lipopolysaccharide protein.” Case Orthopaedic Journal. 2006.

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes in shoulder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete.

Clinical Interests

Arthroscopic and open treatment for shoulder injuries including instability (dislocations), SLAP tears, rotator cuff tears, AC joint injuries and clavicle fractures. Arthroscopic and open treatment for elbow injuries including Tommy John ligament injuries, dislocations, fractures, loose bodies, and stiffness. Special interest in treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete. Arthroscopic and open treatment of knee injuries including meniscus tears, ACL tears, PCL tears, patellar dislocations, multi-ligament knee injuries, cartilage injuries with focus on restoration and reconstruction procedures. Arthroscopic treatment of hip injuries in youth and young adults.

Background

As a native of Virginia, Dr. Smith completed his undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry at Washington and Lee University in Virginia.  He earned his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia campus. He completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He was privileged to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Michigan where he served as an assistant team physician for the University of Michigan football, basketball, hockey, wrestling, gymnastics and baseball teams. He then went on to complete a mini-fellowship in throwing athlete and sports elbow from the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL. Upon completion of his fellowships, he joined the sports medicine division in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University as an assistant professor. Since joining Washington University in 2009, he has served as a team physician for the St. Louis Blues. He also served as the team physician for the USA Karate Team at the World Championships in Geneva, Switzerland in 2014. In the community, he has served as the team physician for Pattonville High School and Francis Howell North High School.  

Additionally, Dr. Smith has been selected as one the “Best Doctors in St. Louis” by St. Louis Magazine since 2011 and as one Americas “Best Doctors” since 2009. He has been an invited faculty at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Learning Center in Chicago, IL.  The Learning Center serves a training facility for orthopaedic surgeons across the country. He has been named as a course director for a national course at the Learning Center. In 2013, Dr. Smith was one of three sports medicine surgeons in the United States selected to represent the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) for the Asia-Pacific traveling fellowship to Japan and China. He has also been an invited speaker at the AOSSM/NHL conference “Keep your Edge: Hockey Sports Medicine” in Toronto, Canada. He serves on the editorial board of the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Smith is active in research that is shaping sports medicine and that is improving patient care.  He completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Investigation from Washington University School of Medicine in 2014. He has authored or co-authored over 45 peer-reviewed publications and has written numerous book chapters.  In 2010, he was awarded the “Excellence in Research” award by the AOSSM for research in hip biomechanics. He has also won several major research awards from the AOSSM and the American Shoulder and Elbow Society in conjunction with his sports medicine partners at Washington University and through collaborative research efforts through the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) ACL study group, the MOON shoulder study group, the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS), and the Meniscal Tear With Osteoarthritis Research (MeTeOR) study. His current research efforts are focused on injury prevention strategies in throwing athletes.

Dr. Smith is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, NHL Physicians Society and the Magellan Society.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 2011
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification, 2013

Medical Degree

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia campus

Residency

  • Internship - General Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland - Case Western Reserve University
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland- Case Western Reserve University

Fellowship

  • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, University of Michigan
  • Mini-Fellowship, Throwing Athlete and Sports Elbow, Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL

Milestones

Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013

Candidate member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009

Team Physician, St. Louis Blues NHL Hockey team 2009-Present

Candidate member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2008-Present

Assistant Team Physician, University of Michigan Athletics 2008-2009

Allen Research Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University 2003-2004

Honors and Awards:

  • 2014 O'Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (co-author) "Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Choice Impact on Outcome in the MARS Cohort"
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Asia-Pacific Traveling Fellowship (2013) 
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society Neer Award (co-author)Defining Indications for Rotator Cuff Repair: Predictors of Failure of Nonoperative Treatment of Chronic, Symptomatic, Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears” (2013)
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2013)
  • Selected “ Best Doctors in St. Louis” by St. Louis Magazine” (2011-2014)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society Neer Award (co-author) "The effect of acetabular labrum tears on hip stability and labral strain in a joint compression model" (2011)
  • Excellence in Research Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2010)
  • AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scientist Development Program (2007)
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Dr. Smith’s Office Locations

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63017

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