About Dr Matta

Leader in the field for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating complex orthopaedic hip disorders

– specializing in preservation, replacement, and fractures.

Joel M. Matta, M.D.

Joel M. Matta, MD

With over 35 years of experience, Dr. Matta specializes in Hip and Pelvis Reconstruction, Acetabular Fractures, Periacetabular Osteotomy, and Total Hip Replacement.

  • Recognized national and international lecturer regarding hip and pelvis surgery for over 35 years

  • Largest single surgeon data base regarding operative treatment and results of pelvic and acetabular fractures

  • Designer of orthopedic products including, fracture fixation implants, orthopedic surgical instruments, primary and revision hip replacement prostheses, and orthopedic operating tables

Inventions in Technology and support causes. 

The Anterior Hip Foundation (AHF) was created to be the world’s foremost incubator for the anterior approach total hip arthroplasty procedure. 

Founded by global thought leader and anterior approach pioneer Dr. Joel Matta of Vail, CO, the AHF is a collaborative enterprise created by orthopedic surgeons to continue improving patient care…one anterior approach total hip arthroplasty at a time.


Our mission is to help patients return to a lifestyle of movement without pain.


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Philosophy: It is simple and based on excellence combined with integrity and precision medicine.