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Michael J. Beltran, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Orthopaedic Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: Florida Orthopedic Institute (Orthopedic )
  • Residency: Brooke Army Medical Center (Orthopedic surgery)
  • Fellowship: Medizinische Hochschule (Trauma)
  • Medical Degree: Albany Medical College
  • Bachelor's Degree: College of the Holy Cross (Chemistry and History)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Certification Date: 2015-07-23)


Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic Surgery

Ankle Fracture

Arm Fracture

Complex Deformities

Complex Periarticular Fractures



Elbow Fracture

Foot Fracture


Fragility Fractures

Hand Fracture

Hip Fracture

Humeral Fractures

Intra-Articular Fractures

Knee Fracture

Leg Fracture

Leg Length Discrepancy

Malunion Fractures

Musculoskeletal Trauma

Nonunion Fractures

Orthopaedic Trauma

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)

Pelvic Fractures

Periprosthetic Fractures

Radius Fractures

Shoulder Fractures

Stress Fractures

Peer Reviewed Publications

Mitchell, Phillip M; Labrum, Joseph T; Beltran, Michael J; Collinge, Cory A 2021. Exposure Provided by the Gibson Versus the Kocher-Langenbeck Approaches With and Without Trochanteric Osteotomy: A Cadaveric Mapping Study. Journal of orthopaedic trauma, 35 5, 234-238

Sarfani, Shumaila; Beltran, Michael J; Benvenuti, Michael; Collinge, Cory A 2021. Mapping of Vertical Femoral Neck Fractures in Young Patients Using Advanced 2 and 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography. Journal of orthopaedic trauma, 35 12, e445-e450

Wasky, Peter R; Beltran, Michael J 2021. Extreme Nailing or Less Invasive Plating of Lower Extremity Periarticular Fractures. The Orthopedic clinics of North America, 52 2, 111-121

Gitajin IL, Scharfsteim DO, O'Toole RV, Bosse MJ, Castillo RC, Jevsevar DS, Pollak AN, METRC (Beltran MJ is a member) 2020. Variability in Discharge Disposition Across US Trauma Centers After Treatment for High-Energy Lower Extremity Injuries. J Orthop Trauma, 34, e78

Beltran MJ 2019. A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing rhBMP-2/Absorbable Collagen Sponge Versus Autograft for the Treatment of Tibia Fractures with Critical Size Defects Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Aug 33, 384

Franklin NA, Ali AH, Hurley RK, Mir HR, Beltran MJ 2018. Outcomes of Early Surgical Intervention in Geriatric Proximal Femur Fractures Among Patients Receiving Direct Oral Anticoagulation. J Orthop Trauma, 32, 269-273

O’Toole RV, Gary JL, Reider L, et al, on behalf of METRC investigators 2017. A Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess Fixation Strategies for Severe Open Tibia Fractures: Modern Ring External Fixators Versus Internal Fixation (FIXIT Study). J Orthop Trauma, 31 , 565-569

Sheean AJ, Hurley RK, Collinge CA, Beltran MJ 2017. Increased Anterior Column Exposure Using the Anterior Intrapelvic Approach Combined With an Anterior Superior Iliac Spine Osteotomy: A Cadaveric Study J Orthop Trauma, 31 , 565-569

Beltran MJ, Becker TE, Hurley RK, et al 2016. Resuscitation and treatment of shock J Orthop Trauma, 30 , S2-S6

Beltran MJ, Mitchell PM, Collinge CA 2016. Posterior to anteriorly directed screws for management of talar neck fractures. Foot Ankle Int., 37 , 1130-1136

Beltran, MJ, Collinge CA, Gardner MJ 2016. Stress modulation of fracture fixation implants J Am Acad Orthop Surg. , 24 , 711-719

Beltran MJ, Gary JL, Collinge CA 2015. Management of distal femur fractures with modern plates and nails: state of the art. J Orthop Trauma, 29 , 165-172

Collinge C, Beltran MJ 2015. Anatomic Relationship between the Spermatic Cord and the Pubic Tubercle: Are our Clamps Injuring the Cord During Symphyseal Repair? J Orthop Trauma, 29 , 290-294

Collinge CA, Beltran MJ, Dollahite HA, Huber FG 2015. Percutaneous Clamping of Spiral and Oblique Fractures of the Tibial Shaft: A Safe and Effective Reduction Aid During Intramedullary Nailing J Orthop Trauma, 29 , 208-212

Collinge CA, Koerner JD, Yoon RS, Beltran MJ, Liporace FA 2015. Is there an optimal proximal locking screw length in retrograde intramedullary nailing? J Orthop Trauma, 29 , 421-424

Bellamy JL, Johnson AE, Beltran MJ, Hsu JR 2014. Quantification of the exposure of the glenohumeral joint from the minimally invasive to more invasive subscapularis approach to the anterior shoulder: a cadaveric study J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 23 , 895-901

Beltran MJ, Blair JA, Rathbone CR, Hsu JR 2014. The gradual expansion muscle (GEM) flap J Orthop Trauma, 28 , e15-20

Luttrell J, Beltran M, Collinge CA 2014. Preoperative decision making in the treatment of high-angle “vertical” femoral neck fractures in young adult patients. An expert opinion survey of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s (OTA) membership J Orthop Trauma, 28 , e221-225

Beltran MJ, Blair JA, Huh J, et al 2013. Articular exposure with the Swashbuckler versus a “Mini-Swashbuckler” approach Injury, 44 , 189-193

Beltran MJ, Collinge CA, Patzkowski J, et al 2013. Intra-articular risks of suprapatellar nailing Injury, 44 , 189-193

Collinge C, McWilliam-Ross K, Beltran MJ, Weaver 2013. Measures of clinical outcome before, during, and after implementation of a comprehensive geriatric hip fracture program: Is there a learning curve? J Orthop Trauma, 27 , 672-676

Collinge CA, Beltran MJ 2013. Does modern nail geometry affect positioning in the distal femur of elderly patients with hip fractures? A comparison of otherwise identical intramedullary nails with a 200 versus 150cm radius of curvature J Orthop Trauma, 27 , 299-302

Stubig T, Brand S, Zeckey C, Beltran MJ, et al 2013. Thoracic injuries sustained by severely injured front-seat passengers and drivers: injury patterns and their relationship to crash characteristics Int J Inj Contra Sat Promot, 20 , 313-320

Beltran MJ, Burns TC, Eckel TT, et al 2012. Fate of combat nerve injury J Orthop Trauma, 26 , 198-203

Beltran MJ, Collinge CA 2012. Outcomes of high grade open calcaneus fractures managed with open reduction via the medial wound and percutaneous screw fixation J Orthop Trauma, 26 , 662-670

Beltran MJ, Collinge CA, Patzkowski J, Blease R, Masini BR, Hsu JR 2012. The safe zone for external fixator pins in the femur J Orthop Trauma, 26 , 643-647

Burns TC, Stinner DJ, Beltran MJ, et al 2012. Microbiology and injury characteristics in severe open tibia fractures from combat J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 72 , 1062-1067

Stinner DJ, Beltran MJ, Masini B, Wenke JC, Hsu JR 2012. Bacteria on external fixators: which prep is best? J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 72 , 760-764

Beltran MJ, Kirk KL, Hsu JR 2010. Minimally invasive shortening humeral osteotomy to salvage a through elbow amputation Mil Med, 175 , 693-696

Beltran MJ, Ochoa LM, Graves RM, Hsu JR 2010. Composite bone and soft tissue loss treated with distraction histiogenesis J Surg Orthop Adv, 19 , 23-28

Hsu JR, Beltran MJ 2009. Shortening and angulation for soft-tissue reconstruction of extremity wounds in a combat support hospital Mil Med, 174 , 838-842