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#SportsMedicineMonday: Hand Pain

Jun 11, 2018

Hand Pain – Causes and Treatments Hand pain can be tough to handle–especially when you don’t know what’s causing it or what will bring you lasting relief. The causes of hand pain fall under a wide range, from acute injuries to chronic conditions. Fortunately, many types are treatable at…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Elbow Injuries

May 28, 2018

Common Elbow Injuries The spring and summer weather has everyone outside and back to their favorite outdoor sports, like tennis and golf. As much as we love playing these sports every chance we get, too much can result in common elbow injuries known as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow.…

Dr. Melander is Now Offering Extended Hours!

May 21, 2018

Need an appointment but want to avoid taking off work? Dr. Melander and the Sports Medicine Team are now offering extended clinic hours on Wednesdays at our Winghaven office. There are now appointment times available until 6PM! If you need an appointment, please call the Sports Medicine Hotline at…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Labral Tears

May 14, 2018

Labral Tears Spring marks the return of one of our favorite times of the year here in St. Louis: baseball season! For fans, baseball season is a time to relax and enjoy the games. For players, however, this season brings a lot of opportunity for injury. One of the…

#SportsMedicineMonday: 6 Tips for Your Next 5K Race

Apr 30, 2018

Dominate Your Next 5K Spring has sprung and with it come 5Ks, 10Ks and all kinds of other races throughout your community. Whether you’re gearing up for your first race or you’re a seasoned runner, take a moment to read up on Dr. Melander’s favorite tips for staying focused…

Running Against the Rain to Complete 10th Boston Marathon

Apr 23, 2018

Boston Marathon 2018 Monday April 16th, 2018 Dr. Matthew ran against pouring rain and high wind gusts to complete his 10th Boston Marathon, 8th consecutive. Despite the less than ideal weather conditions, Dr. Melander was among the 25,746 racers to finish strong! This race marks his 18th marathon overall!…

#SportsMedicineMonday: What is Orthobiologics?

Mar 26, 2018

What is Orthobiologics? One of the most exciting innovations in orthopaedic surgery over the last decade has been the rise of orthobiologics. Orthobiologics are biological substances made from naturally occurring materials in the body and that are used to help broken bones, torn ligaments and injured muscles heal more…

Reflecting on My Fellowship During the NFL Combine

Mar 19, 2018

#SportsMedicineMonday: Reflecting on My Fellowship During the NFL Combine Hard to believe that it’s been eleven years since I was a Sports Medicine fellow with the Indianapolis Colts NFL Combine. Watching from afar, I remember all those workouts and evaluations to determine the next great NFL players. For me,…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Meniscus Injury

Mar 12, 2018

Meniscus Injuries Your knee plays a significant role in your athletic performance, especially in contact sports such as football and basketball. Injuries to the knee’s interior cartilage, called the meniscus, are common in these sports and often require attention by an orthopaedic specialist in order to heal. In this…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Hip Replacement Surgery

Feb 26, 2018

Hip Replacement Surgery Your hips are critical to your overall posture as well as day-to-day activities, like walking and sitting. Luckily, they are one of the strongest joints in your body and require a great deal of force before they show signs of damage. For athletes in high-contact sports,…