Orthopedic Associates of SW Ohio - Centerville

Matthew Heckler, DO


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Orthopedic Surgeon at Orthopedic Associates of SW Ohio

Medical School

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine


Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Dr. Heckler provides comprehensive general orthopedic surgery and sports medicine care with a focus on injuries of the shoulder, knee and hip. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Association and fellowship trained in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He has specialized training in complex rotator cuff and labral surgery of the shoulder, ACL and ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration, anterior total hip replacement and total joint replacement.

Dr. Heckler has a particular interest in custom and computer navigated total knee replacement. He has worked as an assistant team physician for a number of professional sports teams including the NFL Minnesota Vikings, MLB Minnesota Twins, NBA Minnesota Timberwolves, NHL Minnesota Wild, WNBA Minnesota Lynx, and the NLL Minnesota Swarm.

Today, Dr. Heckler is the orthopedic team physician for Dayton’s professional soccer club, the Dutch Lions. He cares for many of our local high school athletes through the Dayton Sports Medicine Institute and is the medical director for Wilson Sports Medicine.

“I take the same team approach our athletes utilize on the field in caring for my patients. I strive to provide each patient a complete clinical and diagnostic background necessary so together we can make a treatment plan to get you back in the game.”

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