Biography

Dr. Matthew Weldon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Dr. Weldon specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. Through his training, Dr. Weldon has gained expertise in the latest and most advanced techniques for minimally invasive surgery and reconstructive treatments, as well as nonsurgical management and rehabilitation. Dr. Weldon has a special interest in joint preservation, focusing on limb alignment and correction. Additionally, he also performs joint replacement, encompassing the entire spectrum of joint disease.

Dr. Weldon received his undergraduate degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas where he was an All-Conference football player and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Administration in Business. He completed medical school at Ross University, graduating with Highest Honors. After completing an internship in general surgery at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Weldon then completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Upon completion of training, he went on to complete an additional fellowship year of specialty training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) where he was selected as the Administrative Fellow.

Dr. Weldon is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).  He has extensive hands-on experience in sports medicine treating high school, collegiate, professional, and recreational athletes.  He is currently the team physician for the Houston Dash and has worked with the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets, Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo, and the athletic teams at the University of Houston. Dr. Weldon is also currently the team physician for both North Shore High school in Houston, Texas and Bridgeland High School in Cypress, Texas and he participates in the care of many athletes at other local high schools as well.

Education

Undergraduate Degree
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
Medical School
Ross University School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Intern
Preliminary General Surgery Intern, Methodist Hospital, Dallas, TX
Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School, formerly The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, Houston, TX
Fellowship
Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellow, McGovern Medical School, formerly The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, Houston, TX

Publications

Publication Information

• Currently working with Dr. Alfred Mansour on a parallax study relating to osteotomies (Present)

• “Does Intra-Operative PRP Impact Patient Function & Complication Rates Following ACL Reconstruction with Meniscus Repair?” (Houston, TX) – Submitted to AJSM (2019)

• “95 Degree Angled Blade Plate Fixation of High Energy Unstable Proximal Femur Fractures Results in High Rates of Union and Minimal Complications” (Houston, TX) – Accepted to JOT 2019 (2018)

• Worked with Dr. Walt Lowe on a retrospective review of his experience with return to play after primary versus revision ACL (2015)

• Presented Morbidity and Mortality Presentations on the Orthopaedic Pediatric, Joint and Trauma services (2015 & 2016)

• “Blade Plating: A Forgotten Art” (Houston, TX) – Grand Rounds presentation reviewing blade plating technique & literature (2016)

• “Pediatric Lower Extremity Deformity Correction” (Houston, TX) – Grand Rounds presentation reviewing limb deformity (2016)

• “Pelvic Injuries in Polytrauma Patients” (Dallas, TX) – Grand Rounds presentation detailing various types of bony pelvic injuries and their initial management and resuscitation protocols (2014)

• “Management of Patients with Iatrogenic Acute Hemorrhagic Hypovolemia: Two Case Reports” (Dallas, TX) – Oral Presentation discussing the fluid resuscitation of two patients with acute hemodynamic instability after surgical procedures (2013)

• “History of Tools: Orthopaedic Instruments” (Dallas, Tx) – Grand Rounds presentation outlining the history and evolution of common Orthopaedic surgical instrumentation (2013)

• “Legends of the Fall – A G60 Story” (Dallas, TX) – Grand Rounds presentation detailing hip fractures in our elderly (60+) patients. Discussed information regarding various types of proximal femur fractures and the multitude of treatment options (2012)

• “Direct Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty” (Hyannis, MA) – Oral presentation reviewing DAA to THA (2011)

• “Anatomy of the Knee – A Radiological View” (Miami, FL) – Oral presentation on the anatomy of the knee for Dr. Patricio Rossi of Larkin Hospital for use in his lecture series to first-year Florida International University medical students (2010)

• “Benign Bone Tumors – A Look at Osteochondromas” (Miami, FL) – Oral presentation discussing presentation, etiology, diagnosis and treatment of osteochondromas, as well as a look at recent literature (2010)