I believe everyone should have a chance at the best possible medical care. I am committed to working very hard every day in order to provide that care.


Caregiver Profile


Undergraduate Degree

  • Indiana University , 1991 , Bloomington , IN

Graduate Degree

Biology - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Harvard University Extension School , 1996 , Cambridge , MA

Medical School

  • Dartmouth Medical School , 2000 , Hanover , NH


General Surgery
  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 2001 , Boston , MA


Orthopedic Surgery
  • Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program , 2005 , Boston , MA


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2006 , Boston , MA


Dr. Travis Matheney’s primary clinical and research interest is the diagnosis and treatment of hip problems in children and adults. He also has a strong interest in pediatric orthopedic trauma and is a faculty member of the AO Foundation, the original international orthopedic trauma association. He is one of 12 instructors for their Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma course in North America.


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, General Orthopaedics


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Conservative Treatment of Avulsion Injuries of the Lesser Trochanter in Adolescent Athletes. Cureus. 2021 Jun; 13(6):e15638. View abstract
  2. Hip Reconstruction in Nonambulatory Children With Cerebral Palsy: Identifying Risk Factors Associated With Postoperative Complications and Prolonged Length of Stay. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Nov/Dec; 40(10):e972-e977. View abstract
  3. The Use of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in Neuromuscular Hip Reconstruction: Can We Alter the Need for Blood Transfusion? J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Sep; 40(8):e766-e771. View abstract
  4. Should I Plan to Open? Predicting the Need for Open Reduction in the Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 May/Jun; 40(5):e329-e334. View abstract
  5. Incidence of Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism After Elective Spine and Lower-Extremity Surgery in Children With Neuromuscular Complex Chronic Conditions: Do we Need Prophylaxis? J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 May/Jun; 40(5):e375-e379. View abstract
  6. Vascular Supply to the Femoral Head in Patients With Healed Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Jan; 40(1):e53-e57. View abstract
  7. Ultrasound Characteristics of Clinically Dislocated But Reducible Hips With DDH. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Oct; 39(9):453-457. View abstract
  8. Radiation Prophylaxis for Hip Salvage Surgery in Cerebral Palsy: Can We Reduce the Incidence of Heterotopic Ossification? J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 May/Jun; 39(5):e386-e391. View abstract
  9. Closed Reduction for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Early-term Results From a Prospective, Multicenter Cohort. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Mar; 39(3):111-118. View abstract
  10. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip From Birth to Arthroplasty: Clear Indications and New Controversies. Instr Course Lect. 2019; 68:319-336. View abstract
  11. Measuring the Reliability and Construct Validity of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT) in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 01; 100(1):45-51. View abstract
  12. Acute Exertional Compartment Syndrome in Young Athletes: A Descriptive Case Series and Review of the Literature. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Feb; 34(2):76-80. View abstract
  13. Fracture Table Application for Pediatric Femur Fractures: Incidence and Risk Factors Associated With Adverse Outcomes. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Sep; 37(6):e353-e356. View abstract
  14. Ultrasound Characteristics of Clinically Dislocated But Reducible Hips With DDH. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Jul 21. View abstract
  15. Evaluating the Discriminant Validity of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory: Computer Adaptive Test in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Phys Ther. 2017 Jun 01; 97(6):669-676. View abstract
  16. Does Weather Matter? The Effect of Weather Patterns and Temporal Factors on Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma Volume. Open Orthop J. 2016; 10:550-558. View abstract
  17. Closed Reduction for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Early-term Results From a Prospective, Multicenter Cohort. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Nov 11. View abstract
  18. Evaluation of Brace Treatment for Infant Hip Dislocation in a Prospective Cohort: Defining the Success Rate and Variables Associated with Failure. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Jul 20; 98(14):1215-21. View abstract
  19. Acetabular and femoral remodeling after varus derotational osteotomy in cerebral palsy: the effect of age and Gross Motor Function Classification Level. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Jul; 25(4):322-30. View abstract
  20. Survivorship of the Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy: What Factors are Associated with Long-term Failure? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Feb; 475(2):396-405. View abstract
  21. What Risk Factors and Characteristics Are Associated With Late-presenting Dislocations of the Hip in Infants? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 May; 474(5):1131-7. View abstract
  22. Activity Level and Severity of Dysplasia Predict Age at Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy for Symptomatic Hip Dysplasia. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Apr 20; 98(8):665-71. View abstract
  23. Proximal Femoral Varus Derotation Osteotomy in Children with Cerebral Palsy: The Effect of Age, Gross Motor Function Classification System Level, and Surgeon Volume on Surgical Success. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Dec 16; 97(24):2024-31. View abstract
  24. Medial versus anterior open reduction for developmental hip dislocation in age-matched patients. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Jan; 35(1):50-6. View abstract
  25. Complications after modified Dunn osteotomy for the treatment of adolescent slipped capital femoral epiphysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Oct-Nov; 34(7):661-7. View abstract
  26. Acute compartment syndrome in children and teenagers with tibial shaft fractures: incidence and multivariable risk factors. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Nov; 27(11):616-21. View abstract
  27. Femoroacetabular impingement: current concepts and controversies. Orthop Clin North Am. 2013 Oct; 44(4):575-89. View abstract
  28. How to choose the right patient for correction of acetabular dysplasia after skeletal maturity. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jul-Aug; 33 Suppl 1:S13-20. View abstract
  29. Case reports: acetabular damage after mild slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jul; 471(7):2163-72. View abstract
  30. The modified Dunn procedure for unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis: a multicenter perspective. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Apr 03; 95(7):585-91. View abstract
  31. Imaging SCFE: diagnosis, treatment and complications. Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Mar; 43 Suppl 1:S71-82. View abstract
  32. Motion analysis, cartilage mechanics, and biology in femoroacetabular impingement: current understanding and areas of future research. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013; 21 Suppl 1:S27-32. View abstract
  33. Alternative technique for open reduction and fixation of displaced pediatric medial epicondyle fractures: author response to letter to the editor. J Child Orthop. 2012 Jul; 6(3):257. View abstract
  34. Alternative technique for open reduction and fixation of displaced pediatric medial epicondyle fractures. J Child Orthop. 2012 Jun; 6(2):105-9. View abstract
  35. Incidence of skin complications and associated charges in children treated with hip spica casts for femur fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jan-Feb; 31(1):17-22. View abstract
  36. [Blunt force injuries due to martial arts in children--a diagnostic problem? Delayed diagnosis of an infected hematoma]. Unfallchirurg. 2010 Oct; 113(10):866-9. View abstract
  37. Unilateral subtalar coalition: contralateral sustentaculum tali morphology. Radiology. 2010 Dec; 257(3):830-5. View abstract
  38. Intermediate to long-term results following the bernese periacetabular osteotomy and predictors of clinical outcome: surgical technique. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Sep; 92 Suppl 1 Pt 2:115-29. View abstract
  39. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical practice guideline on treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fracture. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Jul 21; 92(8):1790-2. View abstract
  40. Efficiency of iloprost treatment for osseous malperfusion. Int Orthop. 2011 May; 35(5):761-5. View abstract
  41. Initial increased wear debris of XLPE-Al2O3 bearing in total hip arthroplasties. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2010 Dec; 130(12):1481-6. View abstract
  42. Treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009 Nov; 17(11):718-25. View abstract
  43. Intermediate to long-term results following the Bernese periacetabular osteotomy and predictors of clinical outcome. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Sep; 91(9):2113-23. View abstract
  44. Triple pelvic osteotomy in complex hip dysplasia seen in neuromuscular and teratologic conditions. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Sep; 29(6):527-34. View abstract
  45. Lateral entry compared with medial and lateral entry pin fixation for completely displaced supracondylar humeral fractures in children. A randomized clinical trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Apr; 89(4):706-12. View abstract
  46. Alcohol consumption and hemostatic factors: analysis of the Framingham Offspring cohort. Circulation. 2001 Sep 18; 104(12):1367-73. View abstract
  47. Association of fibrinogen with cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease in the Framingham Offspring Population. Circulation. 2000 Oct 03; 102(14):1634-8. View abstract
  48. Measuring health state preferences in women with breast hypertrophy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2000 Aug; 106(2):280-8. View abstract
  49. Hypobetalipoproteinemia is associated with low levels of hemostatic risk factors in the Framingham offspring population. Circulation. 1997 Feb 18; 95(4):825-30. View abstract
  50. Association between increased estrogen status and increased fibrinolytic potential in the Framingham Offspring Study. Circulation. 1995 Apr 01; 91(7):1952-8. View abstract