L. Matthew Jones, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine

Joint Reconstruction Center 3414 Golden Road, Tyler, Texas 75701

(903) 939-7500

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. Dr. Jones is certified to perform partial and total knee replacements using the Mako robotics system. 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.

Since 1990, Dr. Jones has also been caring for Workers Compensation patients.

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

Thanks to our friends at the Longview Chamber of Commerce who interviewed Dr. Jones on their Coffee Conversation Longview NOW podcast! Listen to the podcast here. This was recorded in November 2022.

Watch Dr. Jones’ interview about work-related injuries on East Texas Live, KETK-TV- August 2023


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 & total knee replacement

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