Matthew Russo, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

8405 N Pima Center Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, USA

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Dr. Matthew W. Russo is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic specialist in both primary and complex revision total joint replacement surgery. He performs the anterior approach to the hip in addition to total and partial knee replacement utilizing cutting-edge robotic surgery technology. His research in multimodal pain management strategies combined with minimally invasive techniques allows many of his patients to be discharged home safely on the same day as their procedure. He feels grateful to have the opportunity to serve the Phoenix community as a third-generation orthopedic surgeon, joining his father in practice in 2017. He is honored to continue the legacy of treating the orthopedic needs of local patients, just as his father and grandfather have done for almost 35 years.

Dr. Russo received his undergraduate education from the University of Notre Dame prior to his completion of medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. There, he became a member of a select group of medical students known as the Gold Humanism Honor Society representing “humanistic attitudes in medicine.” He went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he received multiple awards for resident teaching in medical education. Dr. Russo then completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic in Alexandria, Virginia, where he performed over 600 hip and knee replacements.

Education

  • MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

  • BS: University of Notre Dame

  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery: Georgetown University Hospital

  • Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction: Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Arthroplasty: Anterior Hip Replacement

The anterior approach to hip replacement surgery utilizes a small incision on the front of the thigh. This incision is in the interval between two muscles called the tensor Fascia Lata and the Sartorius muscles....

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Arthroplasty: Total Knee Replacement Recovery

For knee replacement surgery, typically a spinal anesthetic is also utilized, making you numb from the waist down. In addition, there is an additional femoral block called the adductor canal block, which is utilized to...

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Arthroplasty: Total Knee Replacement

In total knee replacement, an incision is made in the front of the knee to allow exposure inside the joint. Once inside the joint, the cartilage that has been destroyed from the process of arthritis...

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Arthroplasty: Symptoms

For someone suffering from hip related condition such as degenerative osteoarthritis, typically the first signs that your hip is going bad is pain located predominantly in the groin that can radiate down the front of...

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Arthroplasty: Swimming

Getting back into the swimming pool, I do require at least four to six weeks following their surgery before submerging your incision underwater. Infection is a very high risk following joint replacement surgery, and we...

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Arthroplasty: Surgery Expectations

The most important thing for patients to be able to do prior to their surgery is to know what to expect from their surgery. Many patients come to me from other surgeons with an expectation...

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Arthroplasty: Success Rate

Joint replacement is actually one of the most successful surgeries in orthopedic surgery and actually one of the most successful surgeries period. The hip replacement is a slightly more successful in terms of patient satisfaction...

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Arthroplasty: Risks

Anytime you have a surgical procedure, there are many risks associated with that procedure. A lot of the risks are actually anesthesia related, the risk of going to sleep and potentially not waking up. Thankfully...

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Arthroplasty: Prevalence

The prevalence of the knee replacement actually is about twice as high as the hip replacement and totaling in a recent survey that went throughout the entire country at a little over 7 million patients...

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Arthroplasty: Physical Therapy App

Following anterior approach hip replacement surgery, I typically do not prescribe formal physical therapy. Instead, we have an app on the phone or your mobile device that demonstrates videos of physical therapists doing exercises at...

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