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Matthew Napierala, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon


Matthew Napierala, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. At Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Live Oak and San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Napierala specializes in sports medicine and shoulder and elbow surgery. 

Dr. Napierala graduated magna cum laude with a double bachelor's degree in biology and political science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2005. Four years later, he earned his medical doctorate at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, where he graduated cum laude.

From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Napierala completed his orthopaedic surgery internship and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. His expert skill and dedication to his training earned Dr. Napierala the coveted title of administrative chief resident during the final year of his residency.

In 2019, Dr. Napierala completed a shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious University of Washington in Seattle. He also served as an acting instructor at the school while he finished his training.

Today, Dr. Napierala uses his specialized training to diagnose and treat a broad range of orthopaedic conditions. From frozen shoulder and elbow pain to carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis, Dr. Napierala provides effective treatment to relieve pain and restore function to the musculoskeletal system.

Dr. Napierala is a skilled surgeon who offers arthroscopic treatments to repair rotator cuff tears and other injuries. He also uses nonsurgical treatments, such as physical therapy and cortisone injections, to repair damage.

Dr. Napierala is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and currently holds medical licenses in Texas, Washington, and Nebraska. He belongs to many professional organizations.