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Matthew E. Lovell, M.D.

Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Joint Replacement, Joint Revision, Hand, Wrist, Sports Medicine, Elbow, and Ankle

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Dr. Lovell is a specialist in orthopedic surgery, treating patients in Columbus, Seymour, and North Vernon. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder, and wrist. Dr. Lovell offers cutting-edge surgical techniques that allow his patients to get back to the activities that they enjoy as fast as possible. Dr. Lovell avoids the use of surgical staples or sutures that have to be removed, allowing for a smaller scar and improved patient satisfaction.

Dr. Lovell's expertise includes:

  • Arthroscopic surgeries
    • Rotator cuff repair of the shoulder
    • Labral repair of the shoulder
    • ACL reconstruction of the knee
    • Meniscus repair of the knee
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Trigger finger surgery
  • Fracture repair
  • Cortisone injections
  • Orthobiologics

Dr. Lovell graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College and went on to attend medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. While there, he was awarded the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. He completed five years of orthopedic surgery residency training at Southern Illinois University and was a chief resident his final year. Dr. Lovell is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has been with Southern Indiana Orthopedics since 2013.



  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Medical School

  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA


  • Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL


  • Summer Research Fellow, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


  • Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • “Dr. Lovell answers all my questions no matter how trivial, and he makes me feel taken care of.”
    – Rhonda J.
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