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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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Osteoarthritis – Overview

“One of the questions I get quite frequently is, what is arthritis? And I like to tell patients, if you think of your joints as having a capping to them, on one side and the...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Osteoarthritis – Causes

“Specifically with regard to osteoarthritis, when we talk about the causes of why does this happen, the majority of our answers typically revolve around, it’s just wear and tear of your joint. This happens over...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Knee Replacement – Aseptic Loosening Osteolysis

Another cause of aseptic loosening of the knee replacement is a process called osteolysis. This is due to older generation implants where the plastic has been worn down completely, creating a particular debris that gets...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Trochanteric Bursitis – Surgery

In very rare cases, some patients may benefit from a surgical procedure to help with their trochanteric bursitis. This, again, is focused more on the IT band than the trochanteric bursite itself. We do a...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Hip Labral Tear – Treatment

Many patients with an acute labral tear, however, do not require surgical intervention at all, and may never require surgery on their hip. Instead, we treat these patients with physical therapy to help improve the...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Hip Labral Tear – Symptoms

The symptoms of a labral tear often involve patients that have what’s called the C sign. And they take a C with their hand and if you put it just below the waist, that’s typically...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Hip Labral Tear – Overview

“Many patients are referred to me for the diagnosis of a hip labral tear. And just to describe really what this means is that if you think of the anatomy of the hip joint, our...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Hip Labral Tear – Not a Candidate

Patients who may not be good candidates for this arthroscopic treatment include patients with hip dysplasia or this anatomic variant that we discussed earlier, because the patient is therefore at too high risk of developing...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Hip Labral Tear – Arthroscopic Repair Candidates

Patients who are best suited for arthroscopic repair of a labral tear, however, are typically younger in age. Typically 30s or below, who remain active in their sport and had this acute tear. This is...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Robotic Total Knee Replacement – Recommendation

Robotic assisted total knee replacement is becoming more and more popular. However, there are a number of different companies that are just getting into this market and it is my personal opinion that this software...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Osteoarthritis – Symptoms

In general, symptoms of osteoarthritis tend to be pain, most importantly. Some other ones are stiffness, especially in the morning with the first few steps and you’re get going over in the morning. Many patients...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Osteoarthritis – Treatments

For most patients with osteoarthritis, we’ll start with a conservative or non-operative treatment plan to treat your symptoms. Typically, this mainstay is anti-inflammatory medications. Medications, such as Aleve or ibuprofen or Motrin. They help to...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Avascular Necrosis – Symptoms

Early symptoms of avascular necrosis don’t include that much pain because the bone is still structurally intact. It’s the later stages of AVN that really is very painful for patients, because it’s almost like a...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Trochanteric Bursitis – Symptoms

Like osteoarthritis of the hip itself, which is more of a groin discomfort, trochanteric bursitis pain is typically more lateral or just on the outside of the hip. Some very common symptoms of trochanteric bursitis...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Trochanteric Bursitis – Chronic Stage

Chronic trochanteric bursitis can also irritate and inflame a cuff of muscles that attach onto the greater trochanter called your abductor muscles on the hip. These include muscles such as the gluteus medius and gluteus...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Osteoarthritis – Weight Loss

One of the most important treatment options for patients who are overweight is weight loss. Patients with a BMI of over 40 especially are not candidates for surgery and need to undergo weight loss prior...

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Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Avascular Necrosis – Remodeling

When the bone is no longer receiving an adequate blood supply, that actually stops to remodel. So our bones and our bodies are always remodeling. They’re putting in bone, they’re taking away bone, allowing our...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Avascular Necrosis – Progression

Avascular necrosis is a very rapidly progressive disease. Meaning patients will come in having told me that just a few months earlier, they were walking around, doing just fine. And suddenly now they come into...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Avascular Necrosis – Overview

Necrosis is a term we use to describe the death of a bone due to the inability of the blood to be supplied to that bone. There are very specific bones in our body that...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Avascular Necrosis – Occurrence

Interestingly, unlike other forms of hip osteoarthritis or other things we’ve discussed regarding the hip, avascular necrosis is much more prevalent in men, aside from the very specific cause of AVN caused by lupus, which...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Osteoarthritis – Overview

“One of the questions I get quite frequently is, what is arthritis? And I like to tell patients, if you think of your joints as having a capping to them, on one side and the...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Osteoarthritis – Causes

“Specifically with regard to osteoarthritis, when we talk about the causes of why does this happen, the majority of our answers typically revolve around, it’s just wear and tear of your joint. This happens over...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Knee Replacement – Aseptic Loosening Osteolysis

Another cause of aseptic loosening of the knee replacement is a process called osteolysis. This is due to older generation implants where the plastic has been worn down completely, creating a particular debris that gets...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Trochanteric Bursitis – Surgery

In very rare cases, some patients may benefit from a surgical procedure to help with their trochanteric bursitis. This, again, is focused more on the IT band than the trochanteric bursite itself. We do a...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Hip Labral Tear – Treatment

Many patients with an acute labral tear, however, do not require surgical intervention at all, and may never require surgery on their hip. Instead, we treat these patients with physical therapy to help improve the...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Hip Labral Tear – Symptoms

The symptoms of a labral tear often involve patients that have what’s called the C sign. And they take a C with their hand and if you put it just below the waist, that’s typically...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Hip Labral Tear – Overview

“Many patients are referred to me for the diagnosis of a hip labral tear. And just to describe really what this means is that if you think of the anatomy of the hip joint, our...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Hip Labral Tear – Not a Candidate

Patients who may not be good candidates for this arthroscopic treatment include patients with hip dysplasia or this anatomic variant that we discussed earlier, because the patient is therefore at too high risk of developing...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Hip Labral Tear – Arthroscopic Repair Candidates

Patients who are best suited for arthroscopic repair of a labral tear, however, are typically younger in age. Typically 30s or below, who remain active in their sport and had this acute tear. This is...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Robotic Total Knee Replacement – Recommendation

Robotic assisted total knee replacement is becoming more and more popular. However, there are a number of different companies that are just getting into this market and it is my personal opinion that this software...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Osteoarthritis – Symptoms

In general, symptoms of osteoarthritis tend to be pain, most importantly. Some other ones are stiffness, especially in the morning with the first few steps and you’re get going over in the morning. Many patients...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Osteoarthritis – Treatments

For most patients with osteoarthritis, we’ll start with a conservative or non-operative treatment plan to treat your symptoms. Typically, this mainstay is anti-inflammatory medications. Medications, such as Aleve or ibuprofen or Motrin. They help to...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Avascular Necrosis – Symptoms

Early symptoms of avascular necrosis don’t include that much pain because the bone is still structurally intact. It’s the later stages of AVN that really is very painful for patients, because it’s almost like a...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Trochanteric Bursitis – Symptoms

Like osteoarthritis of the hip itself, which is more of a groin discomfort, trochanteric bursitis pain is typically more lateral or just on the outside of the hip. Some very common symptoms of trochanteric bursitis...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Trochanteric Bursitis – Chronic Stage

Chronic trochanteric bursitis can also irritate and inflame a cuff of muscles that attach onto the greater trochanter called your abductor muscles on the hip. These include muscles such as the gluteus medius and gluteus...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Osteoarthritis – Weight Loss

One of the most important treatment options for patients who are overweight is weight loss. Patients with a BMI of over 40 especially are not candidates for surgery and need to undergo weight loss prior...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Avascular Necrosis – Remodeling

When the bone is no longer receiving an adequate blood supply, that actually stops to remodel. So our bones and our bodies are always remodeling. They’re putting in bone, they’re taking away bone, allowing our...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Avascular Necrosis – Progression

Avascular necrosis is a very rapidly progressive disease. Meaning patients will come in having told me that just a few months earlier, they were walking around, doing just fine. And suddenly now they come into...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Avascular Necrosis – Overview

Necrosis is a term we use to describe the death of a bone due to the inability of the blood to be supplied to that bone. There are very specific bones in our body that...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Avascular Necrosis – Occurrence

Interestingly, unlike other forms of hip osteoarthritis or other things we’ve discussed regarding the hip, avascular necrosis is much more prevalent in men, aside from the very specific cause of AVN caused by lupus, which...

Watch and Share
Matthew Russo, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Knee Replacement – Aseptic Loosening Signs

There are also many signs that we can see on their x-ray that point to aseptic loosening as the cause of their pain. We’ll look at the x-ray and we’ll notice the debonding occurring right...

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Matthew Russo, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Knee Replacement – Aseptic Loosening Symptoms

The most common symptom of aseptic loosening is a patient who’s had their knee replacement in typically for a number of years, at least more than three to five years, and have increasing discomfort or...

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Matthew Russo, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Knee Replacement – Aseptic Loosening

Unfortunately, there are many complications that can arise after your knee replacement has been performed, even successfully, years down the road. The two main complications after knee replacement surgery are infection and aseptic loosening of...

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Matthew Russo, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Knee Replacement – Replacement Surgery

It used to be that one of the main indications for revision surgery and knee replacement was that the plastic bearing between the two metal components would wear out and therefore would require revision surgery...

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Matthew Russo, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Knee Replacement – Aseptic Loosening Causes

There are many theories about what causes aseptic loosening, especially in patients who are less than five years out from surgery. With the main culprit likely being instability of the knee, where the knee was...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Surgery Results

As with any surgery, the results are going to vary depending on the patient’s preoperative level of function, as well as the unique circumstances of every patient. Some patients come in and they’ve been on...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Surgery Preparation

On the day of your surgery, you’ll be notified in the days before this what time you’re going to want to arrive at the hospital or surgery center. Typically you want to arrive early to...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Spinal Anesthesia

For both hip and knee replacement, we use spinal or epidural anesthesia, which is a small needle in the back and makes you numb from the waist down. This allows us to give you less...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Returning To Work

Going back to work depends on what you do. If you’re a laborer, active laborer, and you require to be on your feet all day long, going back to work might take up to six...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Procedure

In addition to spinal anesthesia, you’ll be given a different medication that allows you to sleep throughout the entire procedure. The procedure itself takes about an hour and a half to two hours to perform....

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Prehab Program

Congratulations on scheduling a joint replacement surgery. You’re one step closer now to improved quality of life with your new hip or knee replacement. A few things we want to go over prior to the...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Surgery

So we have the room set up here to perform an anterior hip replacement surgery. This table is called the HANA table. This is how we perform the surgery, where the patient’s head is up...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Help Following Surgery

Prior to surgery, you also want to identify certain people who may be able to help you throughout that process. For instance, somebody who helps you grocery shop or around the house. Typically, I like...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Discomfort Following Surgery

Joint replacement is one of the most successful and most common procedures performed in this country. But it’s important to note, it’s not a magic procedure, there’s still surgery. It’s still associated with discomfort and...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Definition

The term arthoplasty itself means to make new. Okay. Arthro itself means joint and plasty means to make new. And so what we’re doing with arthroplasty is taking your existing joint and making a new...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Cleaning Prior to Surgery

There are several other small steps that you’ll have to take prior to the surgery itself, including washing the surgical site several days prior to it, as well as including the morning of the surgery...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Candidates

Part of the preoperative process is also ensuring that you’re an appropriate candidate for the joint replacement. We have a number of preoperative optimization steps that we need to go through prior to scheduling and...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – Anterior vs. Posterior Hip Replacement

Today we’re gonna go through the differences in specifics between anterior and posterior hip replacement surgery, and go through exactly what we do to perform these different procedures. First of all, anterior just means the...

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Matthew Russo, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Arthroplasty – 10 Days After Surgery

For the first 10 days, following your joint replacement, you’ll have an occlusive dressing, a very sticky bandage, on either your hip or your knee following your joint replacement surgery. We’re going to ask you...

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Matthew Russo, MD

7 months ago

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Robot Replacements For Joint Replacement Surgery? w/ Dr. Matthew Russo

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