Matthew Enna, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

9033 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

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Dr. Matthew J. Enna was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. An interest in both the humanities and pre-medical education led him to Washington University in Saint Louis, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1997. He spent his senior year of college at Oxford University, where he studied Shakespeare, Dickens and Leonardo da Vinci. He matriculated at Tulane University School of Medicine in 1997. During his time in New Orleans, he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, which acknowledges the top academic achievers in the graduating medical class. He was also elected president of the Owl Club, which is the oldest student - faculty liaison in the United States. It was during medical school that he became an avid runner, completing his first two marathons.

Upon graduating from Tulane in 2001, he moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where he performed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Brown University. After completing his residency in 2006, he performed a one-year fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at Brown. During his training at Brown, he was an assistant team physician for the Brown University varsity football, hockey and lacrosse teams, and for the Providence Bruins hockey team. He has lived in eight states and three countries, and he has traveled throughout Europe and the United States. His favorite locations are Italy and Southern California. Thus, after completing his trauma fellowship, he undertook a hand and microsurgery fellowship at UCLA, with the hope of establishing his orthopaedic career in Southern California.

After completing his fellowship at UCLA in 2008, he accepted a position at Sansum Clinic, in Santa Barbara. During his three years in Santa Barbara, he gained valuable experience in advanced techniques in arthroscopic, hand, and trauma surgery. In 2011, he became one of a select few physicians in California to achieve subspecialty certification in both hand surgery and sports medicine.
In his free time, he is an avid runner, having completed 16 marathons, including a personal record of 3:04:25 at the 2012 Ojai to Ocean Marathon. He also enjoys golf, guitar playing, and learning to speak Italian. He became a dual United States-Italian citizen in November of 2011.

Education

  • MD: Tulane University School of Medicine

  • BA: Washington University in St. Louis

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Latest Research

“One area of interest for a sports medicine doctors right now is PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma or stem cells. They are different – stem cells are undifferentiated and stem cells can become just about...

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Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Prevention

“There’s no guarantee that you can prevent yourself from developing a rotator cuff tear. Even if you’re very cautious about the activities that you perform, it is entirely possible that you could develop a rotator...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Lifestyle Modifications

“The activity modifications that I would suggest for a partial thickness rotator cuff tear or a full thickness rotator cuff tear would be avoiding excessive overhead activities at the gym. Golf would be difficult. Tennis...

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Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Treatment Options

“The treatment algorithm for a rotator cuff tear depends a lot on the patient: the patient’s age, their activity level, and the degree of the tear. If it’s a partial thickness tear, generally my protocol...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Resuming Work After Surgery

“The patient’s work situation is dependent very much on what they do for living. A lot of my patients work at a desk and in those cases, more often than not patients will return to...

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Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Surgery Recovery

“In general, the recovery from a rotator cuff surgery is about 3 months. In general, I see patients a week after surgery. I check their wounds, show them the pictures from surgery, show them what...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Surgery Options

“In this day and age, most orthopedic doctors repair the rotator cuff arthroscopically – meaning it’s minimally invasive. We use a camera to assess your rotator cuff arthroscopically through small incisions about your shoulder –...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Surgery Indications

“The indications for surgery depend much on the degree of the tear. If it’s a full thickness tear in someone who’s very active and if it’s their dominant shoulder, then I would tend to suggest...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Treatment

In general, if a patient has a rotator cuff tear, I don’t immobilize them with any sort of a sling or brace. Generally, the treatment for a rotator cuff tear that’s going to be treated...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Rotator Cuff Arthropathy

“Unfortunately, a rotator cuff tear will not heal on its own. If a patient has a full thickness rotator cuff tear, if they’re active, generally the treatment for that would be to fix it because...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Risk Factors

“Risk factors for rotator cuff tear: the number one would be age. A second would be some sort of trauma. Whether you’re young or old, if you have some sort of shoulder trauma, it is...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Demographics

Rotator cuff tears can be traumatic. It can be from a motor vehicle accident, or falling out of the tree. It can be seen in high level athletes, but it’s unusual because patients in their...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Associated Conditions

When patients present with shoulder pain, it can be numerous things and that’s why it’s helpful to go and see an orthopedic doctor. Your doctor can assess for the various shoulder problems that you may...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – When To Be Concerned

If you’re having pain in your shoulder and you’re concerned that you may have a rotator cuff tear, things to consider would be: “Did I hurt my shoulder? Was there something specific that happened?” Also:...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – When To See A Doctor

“If you’re having shoulder pain and you’re concerned that you may have a rotator cuff tear, things to consider would be: do you have weakness? If you have weakness in your shoulder, then you may...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Testing

“When you see your orthopedic doctor, your doctor will assess the mobility of your shoulder, will assess the strength. We have ways of assessing the integrity of the rotator cuff with certain physical examination findings...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Warning Signs

“Typically, a rotator cuff tear presents with weakness and pain. Oftentimes patients present with what we call nocturnal pain – nocturnal meaning nighttime pain – so if you’re having pain at night in your shoulder...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Diagnosis

” Rotator cuff tears can be divided into: partial thickness rotator cuff tears, which are very common. Oftentimes patients present with the exact same findings: weakness and pain. In order to diagnose that, you need...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Acromion Physiology

“You were born with some type of acromion, whether it be a type 1 (which is flat), a type 2 (which is curved), or type 3 (which has more of a hook at the end)...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Symptoms

“A rotator cuff tear oftentimes presents with pain and weakness in the shoulder. A patient will present – it depends oftentimes on the age. Rotator cuff tears are very uncommon in youth and in patients...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Latest Research

“One area of interest for a sports medicine doctors right now is PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma or stem cells. They are different – stem cells are undifferentiated and stem cells can become just about...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Prevention

“There’s no guarantee that you can prevent yourself from developing a rotator cuff tear. Even if you’re very cautious about the activities that you perform, it is entirely possible that you could develop a rotator...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Lifestyle Modifications

“The activity modifications that I would suggest for a partial thickness rotator cuff tear or a full thickness rotator cuff tear would be avoiding excessive overhead activities at the gym. Golf would be difficult. Tennis...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Treatment Options

“The treatment algorithm for a rotator cuff tear depends a lot on the patient: the patient’s age, their activity level, and the degree of the tear. If it’s a partial thickness tear, generally my protocol...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Resuming Work After Surgery

“The patient’s work situation is dependent very much on what they do for living. A lot of my patients work at a desk and in those cases, more often than not patients will return to...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Surgery Recovery

“In general, the recovery from a rotator cuff surgery is about 3 months. In general, I see patients a week after surgery. I check their wounds, show them the pictures from surgery, show them what...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Surgery Options

“In this day and age, most orthopedic doctors repair the rotator cuff arthroscopically – meaning it’s minimally invasive. We use a camera to assess your rotator cuff arthroscopically through small incisions about your shoulder –...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Surgery Indications

“The indications for surgery depend much on the degree of the tear. If it’s a full thickness tear in someone who’s very active and if it’s their dominant shoulder, then I would tend to suggest...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Treatment

In general, if a patient has a rotator cuff tear, I don’t immobilize them with any sort of a sling or brace. Generally, the treatment for a rotator cuff tear that’s going to be treated...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Rotator Cuff Arthropathy

“Unfortunately, a rotator cuff tear will not heal on its own. If a patient has a full thickness rotator cuff tear, if they’re active, generally the treatment for that would be to fix it because...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Risk Factors

“Risk factors for rotator cuff tear: the number one would be age. A second would be some sort of trauma. Whether you’re young or old, if you have some sort of shoulder trauma, it is...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Demographics

Rotator cuff tears can be traumatic. It can be from a motor vehicle accident, or falling out of the tree. It can be seen in high level athletes, but it’s unusual because patients in their...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Associated Conditions

When patients present with shoulder pain, it can be numerous things and that’s why it’s helpful to go and see an orthopedic doctor. Your doctor can assess for the various shoulder problems that you may...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – When To Be Concerned

If you’re having pain in your shoulder and you’re concerned that you may have a rotator cuff tear, things to consider would be: “Did I hurt my shoulder? Was there something specific that happened?” Also:...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – When To See A Doctor

“If you’re having shoulder pain and you’re concerned that you may have a rotator cuff tear, things to consider would be: do you have weakness? If you have weakness in your shoulder, then you may...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Testing

“When you see your orthopedic doctor, your doctor will assess the mobility of your shoulder, will assess the strength. We have ways of assessing the integrity of the rotator cuff with certain physical examination findings...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Warning Signs

“Typically, a rotator cuff tear presents with weakness and pain. Oftentimes patients present with what we call nocturnal pain – nocturnal meaning nighttime pain – so if you’re having pain at night in your shoulder...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Diagnosis

” Rotator cuff tears can be divided into: partial thickness rotator cuff tears, which are very common. Oftentimes patients present with the exact same findings: weakness and pain. In order to diagnose that, you need...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Acromion Physiology

“You were born with some type of acromion, whether it be a type 1 (which is flat), a type 2 (which is curved), or type 3 (which has more of a hook at the end)...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Symptoms

“A rotator cuff tear oftentimes presents with pain and weakness in the shoulder. A patient will present – it depends oftentimes on the age. Rotator cuff tears are very uncommon in youth and in patients...

Watch and Share
Matthew Enna, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Rotator Cuff Tear – Condition Overview

The rotator cuff is a series of four muscles in the shoulder: the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis, and Teres Minor. It’s four muscles in the shoulder region that insert onto your humeral head. They’re very important...

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Matthew Enna, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Dr. Matthew Enna – Video Business Card

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Matthew Enna, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Median Nerve

The median nerve is a nerve in the upper extremity to provide sensation to your thumb, index finger, middle finger, and ring finger. It also provides motor function, meaning your ability to move and have...

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Matthew Enna, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Symptoms

The typical presentation of carpal tunnel is numbness and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and ring finger. It generally does not present with pain. In fact, oftentimes I see patients who present...

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Matthew Enna, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Treatment Options

Carpal tunnel syndrome can improve both with conservative and surgical treatment options. When a patient presents with carpal tunnel initially (depending on the severity of their symptoms) generally I would start with a period of...

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Matthew Enna, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Surgery Overview

The surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome involves decompressing the median nerve at the carpal tunnel. The way I do that is that I do an open carpal tunnel release, which involves making an incision in...

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Matthew Enna, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Home Remedies

As far as home remedies for carpal tunnel syndrome, the first and foremost thing I would suggest would be activity modification. Generally, if you can avoid excessive wrist flexion and wrist extension, that alone can...

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