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Matthew Matava, MD

Matthew Matava, MD
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Physical Therapy
Chief, Sports Medicine

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Clinical Specialty
Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests
Sports related injuries in adults and children. Special interests include ligament injuries of the knee, articular cartilage restoration, meniscal transplantation; athletic injuries of the shoulder including instability and rotator cuff issues; and pediatric knee disorders

Research Interests
Knee ligament injuries; knee meniscal repair; articular cartilage restoration

Fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; Recipient of several research awards from Emory University; Member of Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society; Head team physician for the St. Louis Rams and Washington University Athletic Department; Team physician for the St. Louis Blues

Elected President of the National Football League (NFL) Physician Society, 2013; Palma Chironis Award for Excellence in Teaching, Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012; Achievement Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010; Herodicus Society Member, 2009; Leadership Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2008-2009; Journal of Knee Surgery Reviewer of the Year, 2007; Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-present; Clinical Teacher of the Year, Washington University School of Medicine, 2001

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1996; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Recertification, 2007-2016; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Subspecialty, 2007-2017

Medical Degree
University of Missouri - Kansas City

Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals

Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery, Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

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Dr. Matava's Videos

Meniscus Tears

High Ankle Sprains

St. Louis Rams- Football University

Concussion Injuries in NFL Players


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