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Matthew Salzler, MD Accepting New Patients

Programs + Specialties
Training + Education Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons; Massachusetts General Hospital; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Board Certifications Orthopaedic Surgery
NPI # 1588869168
Gender Male
Accepted Insurances View Accepted Insurances at Tufts MC + Tufts Children's Hospital

Tufts Medical Center
Biewend Building, 7th Floor
800 Washington St.
Box 306
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-3369
Fax #: 617-636-5178

2020, "Top Doctor", Boston Magazine
2018, Traveling Fellow of the Arthroscopy Association of North America
2017, Selected as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association
2014, Editor’s Choice Award, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews
2012, Chief Resident Teaching and Mentoring Award, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency
2011-2012, Administrative Chief Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dept. of Orthopaedics
2007, Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha
2004-2005, Columbia P&S Physiology Review Instructor Teaching Award
2002, Graduated with Honors in Biochemistry, Brown University

1. Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Adults Over the Age of 40. Salzler M, Chang J, Richmond JR. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2018.

2. Degenerative Meniscus Tears - Assimilation of Evidence and Consensus Statements Across Three Continents: State of the Art. Stone J, Salzler M, Parker D, Becker R, Harner C. Journal of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2017.

3. State-of-the-art Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears: A Primer for Primary Care Physicians. Salzler M, Nwachukwu BU, Rosas S, Nguyen C, Law TY, Eberle T, McCormick F. The Physician and Sports Medicine. May 2015

4. Fluoroscopic Determination of the Tibial Insertion of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament in the Sagittal Plane. Salim R, Salzler MJ, Bergin MA, Zheng L, Carey RE, Kfuri M Jr, Zhang X, Harner CD. American Journal of Sports Medicine. May 2015.

5. Complications Following Arthroscopic Knee Surgery. Salzler M, Lin A, Miller C, Herold S, Irrgang J, Harner C. American Journal of Sports Medicine. Feb 2014.

6. Placement of the Tunnel for the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) during Reconstructive Surgery of the Knee: A Critical Analysis Review. Salzler M, Harner C. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews. Apr 2014.

7. Assessment and Treatment of Malnutrition in Orthopaedic Surgery. Deren M, Huleatt J, Winkler M, Albina J, Rubin L, Salzler M, Behrens S. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews. Sept 2014.

8. A “Natural” Transition? Biomechanics of Habitually Shod Runners Switching to Minimalist Footwear. Salzler M, Kirwan H, Scarborough D, Berkson E. 2014 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting.

9. Review of Femoroactabular Impingement and Hip Arthroscopy in the Athlete. Tranovich M, Salzler M, Wright V. The Physician and Sports Medicine. Feb 2014.

10. Preoperative MR Arthrography Underestimates Arthroscopically Identified Acetabular Chondral Lesions. Wright V, Tranovich M, Salzler M, Casagranda B, Costello J. Podium Presentation. International Society for Hip Arthroscopy 2013 Annual Meeting.

11. All-arthroscopic Anatomic Repair of an Avulsed Popliteus Tendon in a Multiple Ligament-injured Knee. Salzler MJ, Martin SD. Orthopedics. Jun 2012.

12. Outcome of Fasciotomy in Runners with Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome. Salzler M, Nasreddine A, Kocher M. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2012 Annual Meeting.

13. Injuries Observed in Minimalist Runners. Salzler M, Bluman E, Noonan S, Chiodo C, de Asla R. Foot and Ankle International. Apr 2012.

Dr. Matthew Salzler is an orthopedic surgeon seeing patients at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He previously worked with professional athletes as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins and is currently a team physician for Tufts University, Emerson College, Fisher College, the Quincy Militia semi-pro football team, as well as Cathedral, Quincy, and North Quincy High Schools. A former collegiate rower and recent triathlete, he understands the mindset of athletes. He is actively engaged in advancing the field of sports medicine through research, teaching, and his involvement with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He frequently teaches advanced arthroscopic techniques to surgeons from all over the globe through the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He specializes in sports medicine, including arthroscopy and reconstructive procedures of the knee, shoulder, and hip.

Team Physician for Tufts University, Emerson College, Quincy Militia, North Quincy High School and Quincy High School
Former Assistant Team Physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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