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Heather Koch, Athletic Trainer at Melander Sports Medicine, enjoying a treat.

Meet the Staff September: Athletic Trainer Heather

Sep 27, 2019

Meet the Staff September: Heather Each day this week Melander Sports Medicine will introduce you to another member of the team. Today we are getting to know more about Heather, the certified athletic trainer for Dr. Melander. Heather recently started with the practice in April and has been helping…

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…

Holly Strassner, Nurse Practitioner at Melander Sports Medicine, with her husband and two sons.

Meet the Staff September: Nurse Practitioner Holly

Sep 24, 2019

Meet the Staff September: Holly Each day this week Melander Sports Medicine will introduce you to another member of the team. Today we are getting to know more about Holly, the nurse practitioner. Holly works alongside Dr. Melander treating patients and assisting in surgery. Holly is passionate about orthopedics…

soccer injuries

Common Soccer Injuries

Aug 27, 2018

Identifying Common Soccer Injuries Soccer is a global sport on the rise here in the United States with athletes of all ages. As fall sports begin and young athletes settle into their practice schedules, we’re highlighting common sports injuries and ways to prevent them on and off the field.…

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#SportsMedicineMonday: Hamstring Injuries

Jul 9, 2018

Hamstring Injuries Every athlete knows the feeling of pulling a hamstring, but dealing with one may be more challenging that you’d think. Athletes competing in sports involving sprinting, such as track and soccer, should know the signs of a hamstring injury and how to treat one at home or…

#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: 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…

Dr. Matthew Melander

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: 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,…