Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568-5000 | La linea de mensajes: (920) 568-5001

Accepting New Patients

Matthew S. Bliss, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon | Hand & Wrist Specialist

Primary Clinic
Orthopaedic Associates - Fort Atkinson
(920) 563-7888

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
United States Naval Academy - Annapolis, MD
University of New Mexico School of Medicine - Albuquerque, NM

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

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 Associates - Fort Atkinson

Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates is an expert team of board certified orthopedic surgeon-specialists who, applying the sciences of medicine and the advanced technology of Fort HealthCare, are helping persons young and old return to health – with better, faster results.

Education and consultation. Evaluation and diagnosis. Treatment and recovery (including injury prevention and rehabilitation with our Therapy & Sport Center. Count on Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates for inspiring results.

Orthopedic Care Specialists - Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates provides comprehensive prevention, therapy, surgical treatment and rehabilitation services. Our physicians are dedicated to using progressive treatment techniques in the most efficient ways, with the ultimate goal of restoring patients to their highest possible levels of wellness and health.

To begin to live life to the fullest again, click on one of the hot links below to learn more about each specialist including videos, patient testimonials and more.

We also see orthopedic patients at the Fort HealthCare clinic in Lake Mills.

Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement

At Fort HealthCare’s Center for Joint Replacement, we provide you with an exceptional, patient-centered surgery and rehabilitation experience for total hip and knee joint replacements. The entire joint replacement program at Fort HealthCare’s Center for Joint Replacement is designed with you in mind – from pre-surgery education, to specialized surgical care; through physical and occupational therapy to complete recovery. We know you have a choice in deciding where to go for your procedure. At Fort HealthCare, our goal is to make your stay with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible.


Orthopaedic Associates - Fort Atkinson
1504 Madison Avenue
Fort Atkinson WI, 53538
(920) 563-7888

Center for Joint Replacement
611 Sherman Ave. East
Fort Atkinson WI, 53538
(920) 568-5318