Matthew L. Drake, MD

Matthew L. Drake, MD

Dr. Matthew Drake is board certified in hand surgery and orthopedic surgery, and is also skilled in microvascular surgery. He studied at KU, Johns Hopkins University and Walter Reed Army Medical Center prior to serving as a military orthopedic surgeon with multiple combat deployments to the Middle East. Dr. Drake cares for patients of all ages, including children. He performs many types of hand surgery procedures, including “wide-awake hand surgery” for carpal tunnel release and tendon repair, among others.

Areas of Specialty

Languages Spoken

  • English
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Wide-Awake Hand Surgery

Wide-awake hand surgery is a technique used to treat many common hand conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and others. This technique allows the surgery to be performed without the use of any general anesthesia, sedation or a tourniquet.

This technique can be used for various procedures, such as: carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel release, tendon repair, ligament repair, fracture repair, joint fusions, thumb arthritis surgery and trigger finger release.

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Board Certifications
Hand Surgery – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship – Hand Surgery
2010, Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Residency – Orthopedic Surgery
2009, Tripler Army Medical Center

Internship – Surgical
2005, Tripler Army Medical Center

Medical Education
2004, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine