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#SportsMedicineMonday: ACL Injuries

Dec 27, 2017

ACL Injuries The knee is one of the body’s most complex joints. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most likely body parts to be injured during high-intensity activity. Sprains or tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are particularly common and require dedicated treatment or surgery in order to…

Make Daily Stretching a Priority –Your Body Will Thank You

Dec 12, 2017

Not stretching after your workout? That’s naughty.  Stretching daily? That’s nice. Which list are you on this Christmas? Achieving aerobic fitness goals, burning fat, and building muscle are great, but you need to think about flexibility too. What some people don’t tend to understand is that stretching isn’t just…

Sports Medicine Seminar

Nov 28, 2017

Dr. Melander is proud to be a part of the Signature Sports Medicine Seminar Thursday, November, 30. Signature Medical Group and Athletico Physical Therapy are offering a free education opportunity for athletic trainers to gain additional knowledge about current trends in hand, wrist, and shoulder injuries. This program is intended…

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Cold Weather Sports: Nutrition and Hydration

Nov 13, 2017

Good Nutrition May Keep You Warm in the Cold Too Nutrition and hydration are just as crucial to a premier athletic performance in the cold weather months of the year as they are during the warm weather months. With the changing of the seasons and the accompanying drop in…

Why Having a Sports Medicine Specialist Means so Much

Oct 25, 2017

Dr. Melander is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. Dr. Melander strives to keep people of ages and activity levels healthy and active. Whether you are a competitive athlete, weekend warrior, or someone who just likes to be active,  Dr. Melander’s  sports medicine training will be sure…

Hockey Season is Here! So Are Upper Body Injuries!

Oct 23, 2017

With the start of hockey season, upper body injuries are something that you will hear a lot about. Upper body injuries are very common in both athletic and every day settings.  So, what exactly does it mean when someone sustains an upper body injury? Well, an upper body injury…

Keeping Players in the Game- A Patient Testimonial by Connor Harris

Sep 13, 2017

Dr. Melander strives for keeping players in the game! Dr. Melander has had the privilege to work with many athletes at all levels of competition throughout his career. Connor Harris broke multiple records while playing collegiate football, including the NCAA division II all time tackle record. Connor  is now…

Dr. Melander is Accepting New Patients!

Sep 12, 2017

  Dr. Matthew Melander is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine. Dr. Melander is now accepting new patients!  He treats people of all ages and activity levels, and strives to keep patients feeling well and performing their best. As an athlete, you want a doctor who…

What You Need to Know About Arthroscopic Surgery

Aug 14, 2017

Arthroscopic Surgery Arthroscopic surgery or arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which examination and treatment of damaged structures inside of a joint is performed.   The advantage of arthroscopic surgery over traditional open procedures is that the joint does not have to be opened fully. Instead, small incisions…