Robert Matlock, MD

General Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

175 Ratings
Years in Practice: 17 years
Practices In: Naperville, Plainfield
Patients Seen: Adolescents and Adults

I enjoy spend­ing time edu­cat­ing each patient on their prob­lem and all of the avail­able treat­ment options, both con­ser­v­a­tive and oper­a­tive. This enables them to be an enlight­ened and active par­tic­i­pant in their care deci­sions. Each patient has their own goals and expec­ta­tions. In my expe­ri­ence, shared deci­sion mak­ing leads to a more pleas­ant med­ical expe­ri­ence and a bet­ter outcome.

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Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Rating
Awards & Accolades
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Physician in Training Award 2006
Clinical Interests

Sports Med­i­cine, Shoul­der arthroscopy, Arthro­scop­ic rota­tor cuff repair, Arthro­scop­ic labral repair of the shoul­der, Shoul­der insta­bil­i­ty, Knee arthroscopy, ACL recon­struc­tion, Mul­ti­liga­ment knee recon­struc­tion (ACL,PCL,LCL,MCL, pos­tero­lat­er­al cor­ner recon­struc­tion), Menis­cus repair surgery includ­ing inside out and root repair surgery, Medi­al patellofemoral lig­a­ment surgery — patel­lar insta­bil­i­ty surgery

Personal Interests

Spend­ing time with my wife and daugh­ters, camp­ing, col­lege foot­ball, home audio/​video

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Illinois State Medical Society DuPage County Medical Society
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Avenue Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 630-275-2700 Get Directions
Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington St. Naperville, Illinois 60540 630-527-3000 Get Directions
Meharry Medical College Graduation Date: 2000 Degree: MD
Northwestern University Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine Sports Medicine


ACL Reconstructive Surgery, ACL Repairs, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Arthroscopic Knee Reconstruction, Arthroscopic Labral Repair, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction, Bankart Repair, Complex Knee Ligament Reconstruction, Fracture Care, Fracture Care - Ankles, Fracture Care - Lower Extremity (hip joint & femur, tibia, fibula, patella), Hyaluronic Acid (Viscosupplementation), Joint Injection, Knee Arthroscopy, Labral Repair, Meniscus Repair, Meniscus and Cartilage Repair, Non-Surgical Care for Joint Arthritis, Non-Surgical Fracture Care, Non-Surgical Treatment of Fractures, Non-Surgical Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Non-Surgical Treatment of Sports Related Injuries, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Fracture Care, Shoulder Instability Treatment, Shoulder Stabilization Surgery, Sprain and Fracture Care, Subacromial Decompression, Tendon Repair & Reconstruction


Achilles Tendon Disorders, Ankle Fractures, Frozen Shoulder, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Shoulder Bursitis, Sprains, Strains, Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow, Tibia Fracture, Trauma Related Injuries


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

175 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

175 Ratings

Provider showed concern

175 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

174 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

174 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

173 Ratings


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"Dr Matlock is very thorough and caring assuring you are at your best that you should be at at that time of healing. Always leave with a game plan if needed."
Apr. 24, 2022
"Appreciated Dr. Matlock's explanations for the surgical treatments if chosen"
Apr. 7, 2022
"Dr matlock is a great doctor. Thanks to him from giving me the treatment my shoulder feels better"
Apr. 7, 2022
"Already have recommended Dr. Matlock to a friend."
Mar. 16, 2022
"He's a good doctor and shows real concern for his patients."
Mar. 2, 2022
"Took plenty of time to explain treatment"
Feb. 24, 2022
"Dr Matlock was compassionate and knowledgeable. I trust him with my care."
Jan. 26, 2022
"Dr. Matlock is a very professional, knowledgeable, caring doctor. I would highly recommend him to everyone."
Dec. 29, 2021
"*Dr. Matlock is the most caring and kind orthopedic surgeon I have ever worked with."
Dec. 27, 2021
"He was very friendly and informative."
Dec. 12, 2021
"Dr Matlock is great. Listens to you, asks questions and then treats you after a discussion. Second surgery with him. Would recommend him."
Sep. 25, 2021
"Dr. Matlock faced me and spoke with me. I've had other physicians where they mostly face the computer and type while we speak."
Sep. 22, 2021
"Dr Matlock is fantastic."
Sep. 14, 2021
"Advice given was very useful. Dr Matlock is excellent."
Aug. 29, 2021
"This was my first visit with Dr. Matlock and I was pretty nervous due to how bad I felt."
Aug. 18, 2021
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