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Matthew A. Butler, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon
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About Dr. Butler

Dr. Matthew Butler is a board certified hand and upper extremity surgeon at HSS Florida. He has over a decade of experience with extensive expertise and skill in treating a wide range of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder in patients of all ages. Dr. Butler believes in taking a patient-centered approach to helping others reach their goals and function at their highest possible level, using arthroscopic and minimally invasive treatments when possible. He prides himself on staying up to date on new and innovative surgical techniques.

After completing his undergraduate studies at The University of Notre Dame, where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biochemistry, Dr. Butler earned his medical degree at The University of Florida where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and earned the William Enneking award for his performance in orthopedics. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at Vanderbilt University followed by a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the renowned Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. While in training, Dr. Butler learned advanced techniques in the field of hand and upper extremity surgery including microsurgical reconstruction.

Prior to returning to Florida, Dr. Butler spent over a decade in practice at one of the largest upper extremity centers in the Midwest. He has lectured regionally and nationally on topics in the field of hand and upper extremity surgery and regularly collaborates with other leaders in his field. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery.


Specialized Centers

Performing Arts Medicine Collaborative

Special Expertise

Carpal Tunnel
Cubital tunnel syndrome
Distal biceps tears
Distal radius fracture
Dupuytren disease
Elbow fractures
Rotator cuff tear
Shoulder arthritis
Thumb arthritis
Trigger finger
Wrist arthritis


Basal thumb reconstruction
Biceps repair
Carpal tunnel release
Dupuytren surgery
Elbow replacement
Fracture repair
Nerve repair
Shoulder surgery
Soft tissue flaps
Trigger finger release
Ulnar nerve surgery
Wrist arthroscopy


This provider is currently in the process of joining the networks of many commercial insurance plans and should show as a participating provider soon.

If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.



Orthopedic Surgeon, HSS Florida


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2005
William Enneking Award, 2006


Medical: University of Florida, 2006
Internship: Vanderbilt University, 2007
Residency: Vanderbilt University, 2011
Fellowship: Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, 2012

State Licensure



For My Patients

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Butler performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Butler


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of January 05, 2024, Dr. Butler reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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