Matthew Wells, MD


Matthew grew up in New Jersey before obtaining his undergraduate degree at The College of New Jersey. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania before starting residency in Orthopedic Surgery in El Paso, Texas. Post-residency plans are to continue his education with a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology or Joint Reconstruction. He enjoys spending time with his family, working out and reading books.


Humerus Fracture

Humerus fractures vary in morphology and location which dictate treatment necessary. There are many humeral shaft fractures and proximal humerus fractures that can heal without the need for surgery. After 6-8 weeks patients will often return to their activities of daily living with inconsequential effects from their injury. However, there are also a number of humerus fractures that require operative... Continue Reading

Hand Fractures

Fractures of the hand and fingers are among the most commonly reported injuries experienced among the general population. Broken hands, dislocated fingers, tendon lacerations, and nailbed injuries are some of the most commonly reported upper extremity injuries presenting to emergency departments within the United States. Sporting injuries, machinery, and falls are often the root causes for these injuries. Fractures to... Continue Reading

Distal Fibula Fracture

The fibula is the smaller of the two bones between the knee and ankle. It is lateral to the larger “shin” bone, also known as the tibia. The lateral malleolus is the distal most aspect of the fibula and can be felt as the bony prominence at the outside of the ankle. Fractures of the distal fibula (lateral malleolus) occur... Continue Reading