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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…

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Athletes: Know the Facts of ACL Injuries

Jun 17, 2019

For a professional athlete, an ACL tear is a season-ending injury with a long road to recovery. Athletes participating in highly physical sports, like football and soccer, should familiarize themselves with the causes of an ACL tear and treatment options. Fortunately, Dr. Melander and his sports medicine team are…

Supporting Bowling for Badges

Mar 4, 2019

Melander Sports Medicine is a proud sponsor of this year’s Bowling for Badges event. Bowling for Badges is an annual fundraiser supporting the BackStoppers, which provides ongoing financial assistance to the families of St. Louis area first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We…

Dispatch from WINTERSKS 2019

Feb 24, 2019

The 2019 Shoulder, Knee & Sports Meeting is designed to enhance knowledge of diagnosis and treatment alternatives relevant to the entire array of arthroscopic practice. The program focuses upon surgical methods and technical pearls, which translates into improved operative performance and better outcomes for my patients.

Happy 4th of July!

Jul 4, 2017

Wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July from all of us here at Melander Sports Medicine!   Happy 241st Birthday America! Thank you to all of the men and women who serve our great country and God bless the USA!

2016 New Town Triathlon

Jul 5, 2016

MSM proud to be title sponsor- come join the fun! BS_NTTri12x18Poster063016 (1)

2015 Lake St. Louis Triathlon

Aug 26, 2015

  Although the 2015 Lake St. Louis Triathlon was cut short due to stormy weather, we still had so much fun being the title sponsor this year. The participants were able to complete the swim portion of the tri and many got started on the bike portion before being…

New Town Triathlon

Jun 22, 2015

Dr. Melander is excited to be the Official Title Sponsor of the 2015 New Town Triathlon. As an endurance athlete, my practice encourages people of all ages to stay fit, healthy and active. Be sure to visit our tent at the event, or visit the website Also, don’t forget to visit,…

Melander Sports Medicine has a New Team Member!

Jun 11, 2015

Melander Sports Medicine is happy to announce the addition of a new sports medicine team member, Cody Llewellyn. Cody is a national board certified and Missouri state licensed Athletic Trainer. He graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL in 2011. Cody…