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Matthew J. Matava, MD

Current Position
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Professor, Physical Therapy
Chief, Sports Medicine Service

Specialty Areas
Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
Pediatric Sports Medicine
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Additional Features and Interviews with Dr. Matava:

Visit Dr. Matava's page on the Orthopedic Surgery website

Patients Seen At
Washington University Orthopedics
14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO  63017
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Mailing Address
Washington University Orthopedics
14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO  63017

Areas of Clinical Interest
Orthopedics, sports-related injuries in adults and children, including ligament injuries of the knee, athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow, pediatric orthopedic knee disorders

Board Certification
Orthopaedic Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical Degree: University Of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, 1987
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, Georgia, 1993
Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surg, Cincinnati Sports Med and Orthopedic Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1994
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Veteran Affairs Medical Center (John Cochran)

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Bogunovic L, Matava MJ. Operative and nonoperative treatment options for ACL tears in the adult patient: a conceptual review. Phys Sportsmed. 2013 Nov;41(4):33-40.

Gray BL, Buchowski JM, Bumpass DB, Lehman RA Jr, Mall NA, Matava MJ. Disc herniations in the national football league. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15;38(38):1934-8.

Hughes MS, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, Smith MV. Interscalene brachial plexus block for arthroscopic shoulder surgery: a systematic review. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jul 17;95(14):1318-24.

Blackman AJ, Smith MV, Flanigan DC, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH. Correlation between magnetic resonance imaging and clinical outcomes after cartilage repair surgery in the knee: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jun;41(6):1426-34.

Friedman MV, Kyriakos M, Matava MJ, McDonald DJ, Jennings JW, Wessell DE. Intra-articular synovial sarcoma. Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Jun;42(6):859-67.

Howard DR, Rubin DA, Hillen TJ, Nissman DB, Lomax J, Williams T, Scott R, Cunningham B, Matava MJ. Magnetic resonance imaging as a predictor of return to play following syndesmosis (high) ankle sprains in professional football players. Sports Health. 2012 Nov;4(6):535-43.

Mall NA, Buchowski J, Zebala L, Wright RW, Matava MJ. "Spine and axial skeleton injuries in the national football league." Am J Sports Med. 2012 Aug;40(8):1755-61.

Mall NA, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH. "Relation between anterior cruciate ligament graft obliquity and knee laxity in elite athletes at the national football league combine." Arthroscopy. 2012 Aug;28(8):1104-13.

Nepple JJ, Brophy RH, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Clohisy JC. "Radiographic Findings of Femoroacetabular Impingement in National Football League Combine Athletes Undergoing Radiographs for Previous Hip or Groin Pain." Arthroscopy. 2012 Jun 13.

Nepple JJ, Wright RW, Matava MJ, Brophy RH. "Full-thickness knee articular cartilage defects in national football league combine athletes undergoing magnetic resonance imaging: prevalence, location, and association with previous surgery." Arthroscopy. 2012 Jun;28(6):798-806.

Brophy RH, Matava MJ. "Surgical options for meniscal replacement." J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012 May;20(5):265-72.

Brophy RH, Wright RW, David TS, McCormack RG, Sekiya JK, Svoboda SJ, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Steger-May K; Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group. "Association between previous meniscal surgery and the incidence of chondral lesions at revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction." Am J Sports Med. 2012 Apr;40(4):808-14.

Matava MJ. "Platelet-rich plasma: the next big thing?: commentary on an article by Ujash Sheth, BHSc, et al.: "Efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma use for orthopaedic indications: a meta-analysis"." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Feb 15;94(4):e25.

Ross JR, Capozzi JD, Matava MJ. "Discussing treatment options with a minor: the conflicts related to autonomy, beneficence, and paternalism." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jan 4;94(1):e3(1-4).

Warner SJ, Smith MV, Wright RW, Matava MJ, Brophy RH. "Sport-specific outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction." Arthroscopy. 2011 Aug;27(8):1129-34. Epub 2011 Jun 12.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Matthew Matava.

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