Matt Schneider’s Extraordinary Illustrations Featured in Two Orthopedic Journal Articles
We would like to recognize our Arthroplasty Product Manager, Matt Schneider, for recently having his anatomical technique illustrations published in two major peer-reviewed orthopedic journals…
Tuberosity Repair in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Fracture Using a Stem-Based Double-Row Repair: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study1
Subscapularis Repair During Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Using a Stem-Based Double-Row Repair2
(See below for full citations of each)
Illustrations (left to right): The greater and lesser tuberosities prepared with sutures, the prepared humeral implant for tuberosity repair, and the final construct with humeral stem implanted and tuberosities repaired.
Illustrations showing double-row repair of subscapularis tendon.
These illustrations are truly extraordinary, so we followed up with Matt on his talents…
How did you teach yourself to draw so well? How does it help you in your role?
I have always been a visual learner. I like to sketch things out to get a better understanding. Drawing has always been something that comes relatively easy to me. For example, with any home improvement project, I will first sketch it out to scale with graph paper, and sometimes even draw it out three-dimensionally to have the best understanding of what it might look like when it’s completed.
When I am with the team discussing concepts and theories of procedures, I always have a pen and some paper to drive home what I am trying to explain. The fracture technique drawing that I created was originally just a quick illustration that was meant to be a custom ‘technique guide’ for our reference in the field. Nothing previously existed to help visualize what was happening with the suturing technique, so by drawing it, we could all better understand the procedure. I think it helps especially if you are a visual learner.
Is drawing a hobby of yours?
Drawing is certainly not a hobby. I simply draw when I am trying to better understand or visualize something that I can only see in my head. I have also been forced over the years to draw ‘coloring pages’ for my kids. When they were younger, they always wanted to color something that I drew instead of their coloring books.
What excites you most about our Arthroplasty Products?
The speed at which our Shoulder Arthroplasty platform is advancing is what excites me the most. The focus on innovation is constant and we continue to have the latest and best technologies to offer to our surgeons.
“I can say with full confidence that no other representative has had as much involvement and exposure to our platform advancements in real-time as our very own valued resource, Matt Schneider. He was integral in helping the designing surgeons optimize our unique soft tissue techniques from the earliest stages of development. Before technique guides existed, Matt took it upon himself to create his own, and the results are extraordinary.” - Zac Price, Director of Sales & Development
Matt has been exceeding our surgeons’ expectations at Rock since 2007, and we are grateful to have him on our team!
1Erickson, Brandon J. MD; Shishani, Yousef MD; Bishop, Meghan E. MD; Romeo, Anthony A. MD; Lederman, Evan MD; Gobezie, Reuben MD Tuberosity Repair in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Fracture Using a Stem-based Double-row Repair, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: March 18, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-19-00667
2Erickson BJ, Shishani Y, Bishop ME, Patel M, Jones S, Romeo AA, Lederman ES, Gobezie R. Subscapularis Repair During Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Using a Stem-Based Double-Row Repair: Sonographic and Clinical Outcomes. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Mar 9;8(3):2325967120906806. doi: 10.1177/2325967120906806. PMID: 32215277; PMCID: PMC7065284.