Paul C. Matson, MD, FAAOS, FACS

About Dr. Matson

Dr. Paul Matson is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, upper and lower musculoskeletal care, and joint replacement. He provides specialized, highly experienced treatment for bone, joint, and muscle issues for patients of all ages. Dr. Matson is a Minnesota native who has served area residents in Mankato and surrounding communities since 1988. 

Before joining The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic, he received his bachelor degree in biology at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He then completed his medical education and orthopaedic training in Minneapolis. Dr. Matson earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School before completing a general surgery internship at Hennepin Healthcare and an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Matson dedicated a decade serving as a team physician for Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. 

He has had a lifelong commitment to the medical community. He served as President of the Minnesota Orthopedic Society and on the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He served as President of the Minnesota Medical Association and Chair of the MN delegation of the American Medical Association.  

He is a recipient of the University of Minnesota Medical School Distinguished Alumni Award and the Minnesota Medical Association Distinguished Service Award. 

Outside of his orthopedic practice, Dr. Matson enjoys outdoor activities with his wife, their five children, and their grandchildren. His interests include art, soccer, biking, downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, canoeing, and adventure sports. Dr. Matson is also involved with local civic organizations, regional and national medical associations, and volunteer medical organizations for developing nations. He and his family have made multiple medical mission trips serving hospitals in Kenya and Cameroon, Africa. 




  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Medical Degree

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Advanced Training

General Surgery Internship

  • Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


Orthopaedic Surgery

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Interests

  • Sports medicine
  • Spine
  • Pediatrics
  • Reconstructive and joint replacement surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Minnesota Medical Association
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  • The American Orthopaedic Association
  • The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic – Mankato

    1431 Premier Drive
    Mankato, MN 56001
    United States

    Phone: 507-386-6600

  • CentraCare – Redwood

    101 Caring Way
    Redwood Falls, MN 56283
    United States

    Phone: 507-637-4500


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Proud Orthopaedic Providers

We are happy to always be in the middle of the action at The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic. As the orthopaedic providers for college and high school teams throughout southern Minnesota for decades, we get to be part of the team as we continue our relationship-based tradition of care, deliver hands-on treatment, and bring our “A” game for every athlete we serve. It’s a relationship based on a tradition of care.