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Dr. Matthew Enna

Orthopedic Surgery
Beverly Hills, CA
21 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

Doctor Q&A

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Either or: If you are working out at a gym, there is no reason to get fancy running shoes. I would suggest purchasing a pair of shoes that feels the best on your... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depend on the type: The treatment of a shoulder fracture depends on the type of fracture. Some require surgery to optimize the long-term function of the shoulder, others ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
X-rays: The best way would be to see an orthopaedic surgeon and to have an appropriate physical exam and x-rays.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
6 weeks: A wrist fracture (distal radius fracture) will generally heal in 6 weeks. The healing time can be longer, though, particularly in smokers.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Many ways: It depends on the type of thumb fracture that you have. Some require immobilization only, others are best served with fixation with pins or plates and... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends on fracture: Some foot fractures require surgery, but many do not. Often, foot fractures can be treated with a comfortable shoe, a cast, or a walking boot. Best to... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
3 months: Assuming you had this fixed surgically (these are generally operative fractures), most patients are feeling pretty good by 3 months. I keep patients n... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Everyone is differen: Everyone digests food at their own rate. In general, i would suggest waiting an hour before running. Weight lifting could be done sooner, as the stoma... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It depends: Where does your thumb hurt? How did you injure it? There are many factors that go into how long it will take for your thumb to feel better. Without sp... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See a doctor: If you still have swelling three months after your injury, it is possible that you have a fracture in your ankle that has gone unrecognized. I would s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
None in particular: If you plan on running for a long period of time, the type of exercise does not matter in my opinion. Rather, the key is adequate stretching (though t... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Very favorable: Most patients do quite well after a rotator cuff repair. Different doctors have different rehab protocols. I for one get patients moving early to help... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It depends: It depends on the type of ankle fracture. Many ankle fractures require surgery and a period of non weight bearing to allow for healing. Some ankle fra... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: There is no solid evidence that I am aware of that shows that exercise of any sort increases the risk of arthritis. Arthritis can be caused by trauma ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Rigid fixation: Not all fractures need fixation with plates and screws. Generally, plates and screws are necessary if a fracture is badly displaced (out of position) ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It can be difficult: Without an x-ray, you may not be able to diagnose a fracture. Some fractures are obvious without an x-ray but some are not. Dislocations often times a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
6 weeks: Hand fractures generally take six weeks to heal. I would avoid weight lifting until at least six weeks after your injury. Make sure you see an orthopa... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Perhaps: If you have persistent foot pain, it could have multiple etiologies, and not necessarily is it a broken bone, though it could be. It could be a stress... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Generally, no: It depends on the type of talus fracture, but most talus fractures require non weight bearing for 8-12 weeks while they heal. Many talus fractures als... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: If your hand is fractured or even if you just think your hand might be fractured, i would suggest seeing an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: You can still get a cast, but the cast may have to be split in order to allow for further swelling. Also, once you get the cast and your swelling goes... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Don't play: Your fracture is non-displaced (a "hairline fracture") but it could become displaced with enough force or trauma to the hand. If it displaces signific... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
3 months: Generally a labrum is repaired arthroscopically (minimally invasively with a camera). It is usually an outpatient surgery. It is painful, particularly... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Several: Options for joint pain: activity modification (avoid activities that aggravate the pain); anti-inflammatory medication; cortisone injection; weight lo... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
6-10 weeks: Scapula (shoulder blade) fractures generally heal in the 6-10 week time frame. Fortunately, most scapula fractures do not require surgery, and the fun... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Six weeks on average: It depends on what bone in the hand is broken. A scaphoid fracture (the most commonly fractured bone in the carpus (wrist)) generally takes 10-12 week... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It depends: What part of the thumb is broken? A phalanx or metacarpal fracture in the hand will generally heal in about six weeks. Cast immobilization for about f... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
X-ray: Some fractures are evident without an x-ray but many are not. If you are concerned that you may have a fracture in your foot, then i would suggest see... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Weeks: A broken foot can stay bruised for 4-6 weeks after a fracture, on average. Sometimes the bruising goes away more quickly, sometimes it takes even long... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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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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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