Dr. Matthew D Putnam MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Matthew Putnam is an orthopedic surgeon in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Regions Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He received his medical degree from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and has been in practice for 37 years. Dr. Putnam accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 23 doctors at Regions Hospital and one of 43 at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Hand Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Regions Hospital
High performing in Orthopedics

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
High performing in Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1977 - 1979

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1981 - 1984

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus
Fellowship, Hand Surgery, 1984 - 1985

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Class of 1977

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 27 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 24 years in Hand Surgery

MN State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Percutaneous release of the A1 pulley: a cadaver study.
Habbu, R., Putnam, M. D., Adams, J. E.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline on: The Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures.

Treatment of distal radius fractures.
Lichtman, D.M., Bindra, R.R., Boyer, M.I., Putnam, M.D., Ring, D., Slutsky, D.J., Taras, J.S., Watters, W.C., Goldberg, M.J., Keith, M., Turkelson, C.M., Wies, J.L., Haralson, R.H., Boyer, K.M., Hitchcock, K., Raymond, L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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