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Matthew Posner, MDColonel (retired), US Army Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr Posner graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the US Army for the past thirty years. In his last assignment, Colonel Posner served as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at West Point as well as the program director for its Sports Medicine Fellowship. He was appointed to the position of head team physician for USMA and its 28 Division 1 college athletic teams.

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The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

The American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryAn Experienced, Board Certified Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon Dedicated to Providing High Quality Orthopaedic Care


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Conditions & Procedures

  • AclReconstruction

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a surgical procedure to replace a torn or damaged ACL ligament in your knee with a new ACL tissue graft obtained most commonly from your own body (autograft)

  • ShoulderDislocation

    Sports that involve overhead movements and repeated use of the shoulder at your workplace may lead to sliding of the upper arm bone from the glenoid. The dislocation might be a partial dislocation (subluxation) or a complete dislocation causing pain and shoulder joint instability.

  • ThrowingShoulder Injuries

    Throwing injuries of the shoulders are common among athletes who participate in sports that involve repetitive overhead motions, such as baseball, softball, tennis, and javelin. These injuries can affect the bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the arm and cause pain, inflammation, instability,

  • Knee Cartilage Restoration

    Knee cartilage restoration is a surgical technique to repair damaged articular cartilage in the knee joint by stimulating new growth of cartilage or by transplanting cartilage into areas with defects in order to relieve pain and restore normal function to the knee.

Colonel Army

Colonel (Retired),
US Army Medical Corps

Colonel (Retired) Matthew Posner, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He recently retired from the Army after 26 years of active-duty service.

Publications & Presentations

  • Prospective Evaluation of Posterior Glenoid Bone Loss After First-time and Recurrent Posterior Glenohumeral2022 Aug 19

    Although posterior glenohumeral instability is becoming an increasingly recognized cause of shoulder pain, the role...

  • Burden of meniscus injury in young and physically active populationsClin Sports Med. 2020

    Meniscus injuries affect the young and physically active population. Although meniscus injuries are common in many sports, football, soccer, basketball, and wrestling are associated with the greatest risk.

  • Team Medical Coverage2021 Dec 1

    In recent years, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and professional organizations have endorsed independent medical teams to promote athletes' wellbeing. In this independent arrangement, the team physician...

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