Dr. Matthew Enna

Orthopedic Surgery
Beverly Hills, CA
22 years experience

Locations

Office

Beverly Hills, CA

Address

9400 Brighton Way, Suite 410, Beverly Hills, CA
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About

Bio

Dr. Enna is an orthopedic surgeon at Golden State Bone and Joint Clinic, located in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Enna specializes in hand surgery, sports medicine, and orthopaedic trauma. He undertook fellowship training in orthopaedic trauma at Brown University in 2006, and fellowship training in hand and microsurgery at UCLA in 2007. He is one of a select few physicians in California who have been accepted to sit for a Certificate of Added Qualification exam in both hand surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Enna is an avid runner, having completed 14 marathons, including a personal record time of 3:06:35 at the 2011 Boston Marathon.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
About 10 weeks: A fractured femur should heal in about 10 weeks or so. Many factors can affect the healing time, including the health of the patient (smokers and diab... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Walking, aerobics: First and foremost, of course, is to speak with your internist and to get your cholesterol and BP down. As for exercise, if your blood pressure is und... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Cartilage procedure: Microfracture is an arthroscopic surgery technique that restores cartilage in an area of cartilage deficit. By poking holes in the bone with an instru... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Right side or left?: If it is your left knee, you can probably drive very shortly after surgery as long as you are not taking narcotic. If it is your right knee, it will b... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Early motion: It is important not to immobilize a finger sprain for too long as the finger can get stiff quickly. I would suggest getting your finger moving, avoidi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Either is fine: You can unroof the blister, or you can allow the skin to slough off on its own. The most important thing is to consider your shoe wear, your socks, an... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Within a week: Assuming your fracture-dislocation was fixed surgically (as most are), it is critical to get your elbow moving within a week of surgery. You may never... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Generally, no: It depends on what type of "toe" fracture it is. Most phalanx fractures (the little bones in the toes) can be treated in a walking boot or a comfortab... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
6 weeks: Generally, after 6 weeks of rest and therapy, you should be feeling better. There is a risk or re-dislocation, though, and if your shoulder still feel... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Closed chain : Closed chain exercises are the best for your knee after an ACL reconstruction. Are you seeing a therapist? You should be, and they can show you closed... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Very common: A ganglion on the finger is quite common. It is benign and does not require surgey. If you find it unsightly and/or if it is painful, you can have it ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Not necessarily: Do you recall any specific trauma to your knee, or did this just come on spontaneously? Does it hurt all the time or just with certain activities? Hav... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Weeks: A very common injury. One I have had myself. Very painful as you know, particularly when sitting down. In my experience, this takes 2-4 weeks to resol... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
6-12 weeks or more: Generally, bones heal in about 6-8 weeks. Depending on the severity of your ankle fracture (did it involve the fibula and the tibia or just the fibula... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
10-12 weeks: To some degree healing time depends on where in the femur the fracture is, but 10-12 weeks is a good estimate. Factors such as smoking and diabetes ca... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Ulnar nerve issue: Most likely, you have cubital tunnel syndrome, which is compression of the ulnar nerve (the "funny bone") at the elbow. Do you notice that the numbnes... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Days, not weeks: If you know you have a scaphoid fracture, you should see an orthopaedic surgeon asap as it may require surgery. Scaphoid fractures are notoriously slo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
8-10 weeks: It depends on the type of scaphoid fracture. The most common type, a waist fracture, generally heals in 8-10 weeks, but it can be longer in smokers an... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
6-12 weeks: Fractures usually take about six weeks to heal. Even after the fracture is healed, patients - kids included - tend to favor the injured extremity for ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
About 3 months: When you say "knee", that could be many types of fractures. If it is a tibial plateau fracture (a fracture of the top part of the tibia), those fractu... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Ice, meds, elevation: Ice, elevation, and various medications (ibuprofen, naproxen, narcotics perhaps) can help alleviate pain after a knee fracture. Have you seen an ortho... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
It varies: Swelling on the knee after surgery is common. The length of time that you will have the swelling varies from person to person. Also, the type of surge... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Wear and tear: Degenerative arthritis is also known as osteoarthritis. It is the most common form or arthritis. Arthritis means arth - joint - and itis - inflammatio... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
6 weeks: Generally, a toe fracture (phalanx fracture) will heal in 6 weeks. This can vary, though. For instance, smokers and diabetics are prone to healing mor... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
It depends: Was your talus fracture fixed surgically? What type of talus fracture was it? If you had surgery for your fracture, i would keep you casted for 4-6 we... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
No difference: A "hairline fracture" is a layman's term for a non-displaced fracture (a break in the bone, but the bone has not move out of position at all). All hai... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
4-6 weeks: The length of immobilization depends on several factors, including the type of fracture, as well how quickly the fracture is healing. On average, frac... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Most likely, you have plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the plantar fascia (soft tissue) on the bottom of your foot, near the heal. The trea... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Perhaps: When a bone heals in a way that results in a deformity or diminished function, this is called a malunion. Mal meaning 'bad' and union meaning 'healing... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Bone infection: Osteomyelitis is a bone infection. Sometimes it can be treated with antibiotics alone. Other times it requires operative intervention in conjunction w... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Heat, rest: Heat, rest, and inti-inflammatories are your best bet for a muscle bruise. Also, avoid activities that aggravate the injury. You can then gradually ad... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Carpal tunnel classically presents with numbness in the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger (on the side closer to the thumb). Carpal tu... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Many ways: There are many ways to fracture the scaphoid, but the most common mechanism is a fall onto the outstretched hand.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
6-12 weeks: After fixation of an ankle fracture, the bones usually heal in about 6-8 weeks, but that time can vary, and can be longer particularly in smokers. The... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
6 weeks: Most fractures heal in 6 weeks. Diabetics and smokers tend to heal more slowly. It also depends on which bone is fractured. A phalanx or metacarpal fr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
No: If you have a calcaneus fracture (a "heel bone" fracture), generally, that requires at least 8 to 12 weeks of non weight bearing to allow sufficient t... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
It depends: Is your fracture healed? Usually, scaphoid fractures take anywhere from 8-12 weeks to heal. Was your fracture fixed surgically, or treated in a cast? ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
6-10 weeks: It depends on what bone has a hairline fracture. A hairline fracture of a bone in the hand or foot will likely heal in 6 weeks, but a hairline fractur... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Synovitis: Synovitis and chondrolysis have both been reported. Synovitis is an inflammatory reaction of the synovial tissue in the joint to the bioresorbable imp... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
See an MD: It would be very difficult to diagnose a fractured knee without having x-rays first. Sometimes a fracture is obvious without x-rays, but not uncommonl... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Anti-inflammatories: Much depends on what joint is affected by the arthritis. If it is your hand, anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc) would be a good... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Ice/heat/more rest: If your arm is hurting the night before a game, you may want to consider not throwing the next day, as the pain is your body's way of telling you to r... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Non-operative care: A collarbone (clavicle) can be dislocated both at the shoulder - an acromioclavicular dislocation ("separated shoulder") or much less commonly at the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
X-rays: The best way to diagnose a fracture is to see an orthopaedic surgeon and to get an appropriate physical exam and x-rays.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
8-10 weeks: The healing time depends on the type of shoulder fracture, and fractures tend to heal more slowly in smokers. In general, a shoulder (proximal humerus... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Gatorade or the like: Gatorade and similar electrolyte drinks are an excellent way to keep your electrolytes in balance during and after rigorous exercise. As a marathon ru... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
It depends: These symptoms could be caused by many things, including a rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder, or several other possibilities. I would suggest that yo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
No: An ace bandage does not immobilize an ankle. It can help with swelling to some degree, but it is not imperative after an ankle sprain. The most import... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Trauma to the nail: As a long distance runner, I am quite familiar with this problem (as are most avid runners). This is a matter of the toes (most commonly the 2nd toe, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Joint stabilization: The capsule about the joint helps stabilize the joint. It also helps maintain the synovial fluid within the joint. The synovial fluid is a lubricant f... Read More
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Nov 5, 2012
I have worked with Dr. Enna. He is thorough and very knowledgeable. A very good doc.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Enna is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Enna is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! After 5 years shouldn't I be able to walk 2 miles per day?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated 1980MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpa Medical Honor Society
Patients' Choice Award Winner on Vitals.com
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