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L. Matthew Jones, M.D.

    “Former President George W. Bush has nicknamed me Bones Jones."

    L. Matthew Jones, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgery


    Orthopedic Surgery

    Clinic Address: Joint Reconstruction Center 3414 Golden Road, Tyler, Texas 75701
    Phone:(903) 939-7534
    Patient Appointment: (903) 939-7501

    Nicknamed “Bones Jones” by President George W. Bush, Dr. Jones specializes in orthopedic surgery with an emphasis on sports medicine and arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery. In 2016, Dr. Jones received his robotic partial knee replacement certificate.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has served as the former president of Azalea Orthopedics.

    “I am very thankful for the privilege of caring for people with all types of bone and joint injuries,” Jones explains. ” I enjoy giving recommendations that decrease the incidence of injuries.”

    Dr. Jones provides sports medicine care for athletes at several East Texas high schools and sees a wide variety of student-athletes. In addition to treating younger athletes, Dr. Jones has extensive experience caring for seasoned competitors who suffer from arthritis of the knee and shoulder, including those who are in need of total knee or shoulder reconstruction surgery.

    “I have a special interest in helping competitive and recreational athletes return to their previous level of performance,” Jones said.

    He enjoys playing the guitar and singing praise songs.  With his wife and three sons, he enjoys scuba diving and snow skiing.

    Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery

    Knee Surgery: ACL & PCL Reconstruction,
    Meniscal Repairs, Total Knee Replacements, Partial Knee Replacements, Articular Cartilage Restoration, Autologous Implantation

    Shoulder Surgery: Reconstruction, Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repairs

    Sports Medicine for all ages

    Worker’s Compensation Injuries and Impairment Ratings (certified since 2007)

    Fracture Treatment

    Children and Adolescents

    Diplomat: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
    1992 – present
    Recertification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
    January 2013 – December 2022
    Mako partial knee reconstruction 2016

    State of Texas, 1984 – present

    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    University of South Carolina School of Medicine and The Carolina Arthroscopic and Knee Institute
    Florence, South Carolina
    Arthroscopic and Knee Surgery

    Residency & Internship:
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Jackson, Mississippi
    Orthopedic Surgery
    1984 – 1989
    Association of Osteosynthesefragen Fellowship
    Bremen, Germany

    Queen’s Medical Center
    Nottingham, England

    Medical School:
    Texas Tech University Health Science Center
    School of Medicine
    Lubbock, Texas
    Class of 1984

    Undergraduate Education:
    Texas Tech University
    Lubbock, Texas
    1977 – 1980

    Texas Medical Association
    1980 – present

    Christian Medical-Dental Society
    1982 – present (lifetime member)

    Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    1994 – present

    Smith County Medical Society
    1994 – present

    Private Medical Practice in Tyler
    1994 – present

    Ambulatory Surgery Center of Tyler
    Merged with Texas Spine and Joint Hospital
    As TSJH Outpatient Surgery Center
    President, 2001 – 2003

    Azalea Orthopedics
    President-elect, 2011 – 2013
    President, 2014 – 2016

    Texas Orthopedic Association

    Synthes Course Instructor, 2006
    State University of New York, Upstate Medical
    Intramedullary Nailing of Hip Fractures
    Tyler, TX

    Synthes Residents Course Instructor
    Little Rock, AR
    October 28 – 29, 2004

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    School of Medicine
    Texas Tech University Health Science Center
    1990 – 1994

    Clinic Address: Joint Reconstruction Center 3414 Golden Road, Tyler, TX 75701

    Hospital Privileges:
    Tyler, Texas Hospitals

    Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital
    Outpatient Surgical Services at 3414 Golden Road
    Inpatient Services at 1814 Roseland Blvd
    Staff Member, 1994 – present

    Christus Mother Frances Hospital
    Staff Member, 1994 – present

    UT Health Tyler
    Staff Member, 1994 – present

    Main Appointment Line: (903) 939-7501

    Direct Line: (903) 939-7534

    Fax: (430) 205-5859