Matthew S. Bliss, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon | Hand & Wrist Specialist

Medical Practice

Dr. Bliss provides a full range of orthopaedic care for all ages with an emphasis on joint replacement surgery and treatments for injuries and nerve disorders of the upper extremities (hands, shoulders, elbows, wrists) including sports injuries, arthritis treatment, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, complex fracture management, and microvascular surgery.

“It is critically important for me to take the necessary time with each patient, including them in the decision-making process, to ensure they understand all treatment options and to set realistic expectations for their arm or hand problem.”


  • Arthritis treatment and joint replacement of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other upper extremity nerve disorders.
  • Complex wrist and elbow fracture management
  • Microvascular surgery
  • Nerve, bone, skin, and tendon grafting.
  • Hand, wrist and elbow trauma
  • Tendon and nerve lacerations
  • Benign and cancerous mass excision and reconstruction
  • Congenital hand malformation treatment
  • All pediatric upper extremity injuries
  • Upper extremity sports injuries

Personal Interests

Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Bliss has lived in Wisconsin for the past 20 years and counting. “When not busy with our seven children, my fiancée and I love to spend time cooking and enjoying the sun in Mexico. We enjoy gardening and watching Game of Thrones.”

Military Career Honors:

  • Navy Achievement Medal with Gold Star
  • Navy Expeditionary Medal
  • National Defense Medal


Orthopaedic Surgery; Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center – Winston-Salem, NC

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Hand and Microvascular Surgery; University of Cincinnati – Mary S. Stern Hand Surgery Foundation Hand Surgery Specialists, Cincinnati, OH