Practice Areas

Keeping Bodies in Motion

As a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine physician, Dr. Melander specializes in the evaluation and treatment of sports, exercise and work-related injuries in order to get you back into the game or back to work safely and quickly. If surgery is required, Dr. Melander is an expert in arthroscopic, minimally invasive, and open surgical techniques.

As an advocate on prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries, Dr. Melander lectures and educates athletes and their families, coaches, athletic trainers, and physical therapists on the most current and cutting edge research available. His lectures include topics such as proper training and equipment techniques, hydration, nutrition and medication, injury prevention, and many more. He has extensive experience in the sports medicine community both personally and professionally and is dedicated to getting you back to the top of your game through efficient diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Conditions We Treat

Dr. Melander performs surgeries and runs diagnostics that treat these sports-related injuries:

Knee:

Elbow:

Hip:

Shoulder:

Wrist and Hand:

Ankle:

Biologics:

Team Sports

In addition to maintaining his private practice, Dr. Melander’s unmistakable passion for sports medicine ultimately prompted his commitment, as a Team Physician, for Fort Zumwalt West High School, Troy Buchanan High School, and Cheer St. Louis. He is also a sports medicine consultant for Big River Running Company and Fleet Feet. If you would like Dr. Melander to be a team physician for your school, gym, dance or cheer studio please contact 636-627-7678.

Fort Zumwalt West High School

To schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions, contact Dr. Melander.