Matthew Belton, MD
Matthew Belton is an Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the University of Colorado with a clinical practice located in the Boulder, Denver, and Longmont regions.
Dr. Belton received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He obtained his medical degree (M.D.) from University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine. He then completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, which was followed by completion of a Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Utah.
Dr. Belton particularly specializes in musculoskeletal conditions affecting the hand/wrist/forearm/elbow including peripheral nerve injuries and microvascular surgery. He treats upper extremity conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, Dupuytren's disease, fractures, dislocations, nerve and tendon lacerations, arthritis of the fingers/hand/wrist/elbow, and many other common surgical and non-surgical problems.
For many selected smaller procedures, and based on patient preference, he commonly performs "wide-awake" surgery using local anesthesia only--a streamlined experience that can help decrease the time, expense, and inconvenience associated with having smaller hand surgeries. This is also known as WALANT (wide-awake, local anesthesia, no tourniquet) surgery, and is commonly the preferred option for less invasive procedures such as trigger finger releases and carpal tunnel releases.
He has special interest and expertise in surgical treatment using minimally-invasive techniques such as endoscopic carpal tunnel release and wrist arthroscopy.
He also has an interest in complex post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper extremity (nerve grafting, nerve transfers and tendon transfers), the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, as well as an interest in hand and wrist injuries related to sports and active outdoor pursuits such as skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking.