Place Category: Regenerative Medicine
Matthew McAuliffe, MD
Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fellowship-trained in Sports and Spine Medicine
Dr. Matthew McAuliffe specializes in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine with background training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He treats patients ranging from children to older adults and a broad array of common and complex spine, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions.
He completed his undergraduate training at Arizona State University and his medical degree at Pennsylvania State Medical School. Dr. McAuliffe next finished an internship at Louisiana State University, followed by residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He furthered his medical training by completing fellowship-training in interventional spine and sports with Marko Bodor, MD. The Bodor Clinic was among the first to combine high resolution ultrasound with computers (EMG) to diagnose muscle and nerve disorders.
Dr. McAuliffe is experienced in diagnostic ultrasound. He can diagnose rotator cuff tears, ulnar collateral ligament tears of the elbow, glut medius / minimus tears, tendinosis in any of the above tendons, ligament disease, calcific tendonitis, and other tendon or ligament tears. Ultrasound is more sensitive than MRI for a number of conditions including rotator cuff tears.
Dr. McAuliffe has also used ultrasound to assist in surgical planning. “Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic and treatment tool. It’s pretty fun and exciting to be apart of helping diagnose and cure complex problems that don’t fit neatly into one particular specialty,” Dr. McAuliffe explains.
Dr. McAuliffe’s goal is to diagnose and cure complex problems that don’t fit neatly into one particular specialty or have a straightforward solution. He uses a variety of methods to diagnose and treat problems including performing nerve conduction studies, electromyography, musculoskeletal ultrasound and a variety of image-guided procedures.