Dr. Melander provides a wide variety of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine services to patients and athletes in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. As a Sports Medicine and Workers Compensation specialist, he has cutting-edge expertise with Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, rotator cuff and labral tears of the shoulder, cartilage restoration, joint replacement, ankle sprains, PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injection and hip injury procedures. As an endurance athlete himself, he understands how important it is to get you back to your routine safely and quickly. Dr. Melander and his team get bodies back in motion.
Dr. Melander specializes in sports medicine and work related injuries. Together, Dr. Melander and his highly educated, trained staff provide a wide range of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine services to patients in the St. Louis area. Dr. Melander and his team of orthopedic specialists provide all active individuals with cutting edge technologies and options for operative and non-operative treatment. The St. Louis Sports Medicine Team strives to promote healthy, active lifestyles and to keep patients feeling and performing their best.
Education and information are paramount in the beginning of the healing process. Melander Sports Medicine’s dedicated staff will help you understand your injury and the processes we use for treatment, and work with you to set realistic expectations for recovery. View our Knowledge Base videos for more information on your upcoming procedure. We have videos of various treatments for knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip and ankle muscle, bone and joint injuries.
Your health and rehabilitation goals are our top priority. We strive to help you overcome your injury so you can return to your everyday lifestyle as quickly as possible.
From your initial consultation to your final visit with us, we will work with you every step of the way. For more information about Orthopedic Sports Medicine, visit American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Melander is an Orthopedic Surgeon who chose to focus on sports injuries because he is an athlete and appreciates the drive and commitment it takes to remain active. He spent an extra year after his residency to focus on providing quality orthopedic care to athletes — everyone from professional athletes (like players for the Indianapolis Colts) to high school athletes and weekend warriors within the St. Louis and St. Charles area.
As a collegiate gymnast, I battled with 2 torn Achilles in addition to nagging pains and cartilage issues in my shoulder and both knees. With the help of Dr. Melander and his team, I was able to gain the confidence needed to come back strong and join my team in winning two consecutive championships.