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Matthew Matava, MD

Matthew Matava, MD

Dr. Matava focuses his practice on sports related injuries in adults and children. Special interests include ligament injuries of the knee, athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow and pediatric knee disorders. Dr. Matava is the head team physician for the St. Louis Rams and the assistant team physician for the St. Louis Blues. Dr. Matava is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of Orthopedics
51
Male
1994
1994
Orthopedic Surgery - certified
Orthopedics-Pediatric
Sports Medicine - certified
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

 

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14532 S Outer 40
Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO 63017
314.514.3500
  
1 Children's Place
First Floor Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.514.3500
  
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Education

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Internship: Emory University Atlanta Georgia
Residency: Emory University Atlanta Georgia
Fellowship: Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Orthopedics

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Care Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-Medicare
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage - Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Choice PPO - Medicare
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Worker's Compensation

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

PMID:
21664792
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsArthroscopy classics. Arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomy: an analysis of unsatisfactory results.Matava MJ.Arthroscopy. 2010 Nov;26(11):1528-9. No abstract available.

PMID:
21035008
[PubMed]

Related citationsClinical results of arthroscopic single-bundle transtibial posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review.Kim YM, Lee CA, Matava MJ.Am J Sports Med. 2011 Feb;39(2):425-34. Epub 2010 Aug 11. Review.

PMID:
20702860
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsChronic exertional compartment syndrome of the leg in athletes: evaluation and management.Gill CS, Halstead ME, Matava MJ.Phys Sportsmed. 2010 Jun;38(2):126-32.

PMID:
20631472
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsWhich preoperative factors, including bone bruise, are associated with knee pain/symptoms at index anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR)? A Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) ACLR Cohort Study.Dunn WR, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Harrell FE Jr, An AQ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, Matava MJ, Flanigan DC, Huston LJ, Jones MH, Wolcott ML, Vidal AF, Wolf BR; MOON ACL Investigation.Am J Sports Med. 2010 Sep;38(9):1778-87. Epub 2010 Jul 1.

PMID:
20595556
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsMorel-lavallée lesion in a professional american football player.Matava MJ, Ellis E, Shah NR, Pogue D, Williams T.Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2010 Mar;39(3):144-7.

PMID:
20463988
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsTibial avulsion fracture of the posterior root of the medial meniscus in a skeletally-immature child - a case report.Matava MJ, Kim YM.Knee. 2011 Jan;18(1):62-5. Epub 2010 Mar 3.

PMID:
20199863
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsInjuries to kickers in American football: the National Football League experience.Brophy RH, Wright RW, Powell JW, Matava MJ.Am J Sports Med. 2010 Jun;38(6):1166-73. Epub 2010 Mar 2.

PMID:
20197495
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsCross-cultural comparison of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction in the United States and Norway.Magnussen RA, Granan LP, Dunn WR, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Brophy R, Carey JL, Flanigan D, Huston LJ, Jones M, Kaeding CC, McCarty EC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Parker RD, Vidal A, Wolcott M, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Spindler KP, Engebretsen L.Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010 Jan;18(1):98-105.

PMID:
19784630
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsPotential market for new meniscus repair strategies: evaluation of the MOON cohort.Fetzer GB, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld JA, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Jones M, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Wolcott M, Vidal A, Wolf BR, Wright RW.J Knee Surg. 2009 Jul;22(3):180-6.

PMID:
19634719
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsLetter to the editor on "Femoral nerve blockade as a preemptive anesthetic in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction".Fay CM, Matava MJ, Prickett WD, Khodamoradi S, Abe S, Garbutt J.Am J Sports Med. 2009 Aug;37(8):E1; author reply E1-2. No abstract available.

PMID:
19633299
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsSurgical treatment of posterior cruciate ligament tears: an evolving technique.Matava MJ, Ellis E, Gruber B.J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009 Jul;17(7):435-46. Review.

PMID:
19571299
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsPreseason heat-acclimatization guidelines for secondary school athletics.Casa DJ, Csillan D; Inter-Association Task Force for Preseason Secondary School Athletics Participants, Armstrong LE, Baker LB, Bergeron MF, Buchanan VM, Carroll MJ, Cleary MA, Eichner ER, Ferrara MS, Fitzpatrick TD, Hoffman JR, Kenefick RW, Klossner DA, Knight JC, Lennon SA, Lopez RM, Matava MJ, O'Connor FG, Peterson BC, Rice SG, Robinson BK, Shriner RJ, West MS, Yeargin SW.J Athl Train. 2009 May-Jun;44(3):332-3. No abstract available.

PMID:
19478834
[PubMed]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsSuccess of meniscal repair at anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.Toman CV, Dunn WR, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld JA, Flanigan D, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Wolcott M, Vidal A, Wolf BR, Huston LJ, Harrell FE Jr, Wright RW.Am J Sports Med. 2009 Jun;37(6):1111-5.

PMID:
19465734
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsComplications of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.Matava MJ, Muller MS, Clinton CM, Rodeo SA, Akhavan S, Parker RD.Instr Course Lect. 2009;58:355-75.

PMID:
19385548
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsCost analysis of converting from single-bundle to double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.Brophy RH, Wright RW, Matava MJ.Am J Sports Med. 2009 Apr;37(4):683-7. Epub 2009 Feb 9.

PMID:
19204364
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsFemoral nerve blockade as a preemptive anesthetic in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study.Matava MJ, Prickett WD, Khodamoradi S, Abe S, Garbutt J.Am J Sports Med. 2009 Jan;37(1):78-86. Epub 2008 Oct 20.

PMID:
18936277
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsUpper extremity injuries in the National Football League: part II: elbow, forearm, and wrist injuries.Carlisle JC, Goldfarb CA, Mall N, Powell JW, Matava MJ.Am J Sports Med. 2008 Oct;36(10):1945-52. Epub 2008 Jun 26.

PMID:
18583521
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsUpper extremity injuries in the National Football League: part I: hand and digital injuries.Mall NA, Carlisle JC, Matava MJ, Powell JW, Goldfarb CA.Am J Sports Med. 2008 Oct;36(10):1938-44. Epub 2008 May 23.

PMID:
18502939
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsRevision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with combined medial or lateral instability.Steiner TM, Matava MJ, Parker RD.J Knee Surg. 2007 Oct;20(4):323-9. No abstract available.

PMID:
17993077
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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