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Category: Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. Melander now has board certification in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine

Board Certification Matters

Jan 21, 2020

Dr. Melander is now Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine! What does it mean to be Board Certified? Board Certification is not a requirement for physicians. After graduating from medical school physicians are required to complete a residency, internship, and some additional medical education. They are then…

Ellen Baldwin, Medical Secretary and Workers' Compensation Specialist at Melander Sports Medicine.

Meet the Staff September: Medical Secretary Ellen

Sep 26, 2019

Meet the Staff September:  Ellen Each day this week Melander Sports Medicine will introduce you to another member of the team. Today we are getting to know more about Ellen, the medical secretary and workers’ compensation coordinator. Ellen has recently taken on a new role within the practice as…

athletic woman with elbow injury

#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.…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Ankle Injuries

Jan 29, 2018

Ankle Injuries We’re all familiar with a common ankle sprain, but the ankle is susceptible to a number of more severe injuries. This is especially prominent if you’re a runner or other form of athlete. In order to fully understand the different types of ankle injuries, let’s take a…

#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…

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…

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…

23rd Annual Workers’ Compensation Conference

Jun 5, 2017

Dr. Melander and The Sports Medicine Team are happy to be a part of the 23rd Annual Workers’ Compensation Conference. We are here for you when work place injury occurs. Call the Workers’ Compensation Hotline at 314-315-2051. Sometimes a break from your routine is just what you need, so…

Meniscus Tears

Jan 16, 2017

How do I know if I’ve torn my meniscus? “Pop.” “Click.” “Catch.” “Lock.” These are all words commonly used to describe the sensation one has in a knee with a meniscus tear. Meniscus tears are common across several age groups and activity levels. It can occur as a chronic…