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Faculty Physicians

Matthew J. Matava, MD

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

Specialty Areas

Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
Pediatric Sports Medicine
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital
VA Medical Center - St. Louis - John Cochran Division
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children - St. Louis

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

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-514-3500

Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Education

Education

Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surg, Cincinnati Sports Med and Orthopedic Center, Cincinnati, OH 1994
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, Georgia 1993
Medical Degree: University Of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 1987

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Ethical Considerations for Analgesic Use in Sports Medicine.
Matava MJ
Clin Sports Med. 2016 Apr; 35(2)227-43. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2015.10.007.

PMID:
    26832973
    [PubMed - in process]
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Factors Associated With High-Grade Lachman, Pivot Shift, and Anterior Drawer at the Time of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Magnussen RA, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, MOON Group, Hewett TE, Spindler KP
Arthroscopy. 2016 Jan 25; pii: S0749-8063(15)00893-2. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.11.018.

PMID:
    26821957
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Medial Meniscal Root Avulsion: A Biomechanical Comparison of 4 Different Repair Constructs.
Mitchell R, Pitts R, Kim YM, Matava MJ
Arthroscopy. 2016 Jan; 32(1)111-9. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.07.013.

PMID:
    26422709
    [PubMed - in process]
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Understanding of Meniscus Injury and Expectations of Meniscus Surgery in Patients Presenting for Orthopaedic Care.
Brophy RH, Gefen AM, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Smith MV
Arthroscopy. 2015 Dec; 31(12)2295-2300.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.05.003.

PMID:
    26163308
    [PubMed - in process]
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Microfracture and osteochondral autograft transplantation are cost-effective treatments for articular cartilage lesions of the distal femur.
Miller DJ, Smith MV, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Sep; 43(9)2175-81. doi: 10.1177/0363546515591261.

PMID:
    26159823
    [PubMed - in process]
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Association of Meniscal Status, Lower Extremity Alignment, and Body Mass Index With Chondrosis at Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Brophy RH, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Nwosu SK, MARS Group, Wright RW
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jul; 43(7)1616-22. doi: 10.1177/0363546515578838.

PMID:
    25899434
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Risk Factors and Predictors of Subsequent ACL Injury in Either Knee After ACL Reconstruction: Prospective Analysis of 2488 Primary ACL Reconstructions From the MOON Cohort.
Kaeding CC, Pedroza AD, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, MOON Consortium, Spindler KP
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jul; 43(7)1583-90. doi: 10.1177/0363546515578836.

PMID:
    25899429
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Impact of the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) Research on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Orthopaedic Practice.
Lynch TS, Parker RD, Patel RM, Andrish JT, MOON Group, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Brophy RH, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Huston LJ, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Pedroza AD, Reinke EK, Wolf BR, Wright RW
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Mar; 23(3)154-63. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-14-00005.

PMID:
    25667401
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Percutaneous discal cyst rupture in a professional football player using sublaminar epidural injection for thecal sac displacement.
Friedman MV, Park A, Bumpass D, Jennings JW, Matava MJ
J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Jan; 26(1)75-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2014.09.017.

PMID:
    25541445
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Multirater agreement of the causes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure: a radiographic and video analysis of the MARS cohort.
Matava MJ, Arciero RA, Baumgarten KM, Carey JL, DeBerardino TM, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Miller BS, Nissen CW, Taft TN, Wolf BR, Wright RW, MARS Group
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb; 43(2)310-9. doi: 10.1177/0363546514560880.

PMID:
    25537942
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of graft choice on the outcome of revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Cohort.
MARS Group, MARS Group
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Oct; 42(10)2301-10. doi: 10.1177/0363546514549005.

PMID:
    25274353
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Osteoarthritis Classification Scales: Interobserver Reliability and Arthroscopic Correlation.
Wright RW
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jul 16; 96(14)1145-1151.

PMID:
    25031368
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Meniscal repair with concurrent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: operative success and patient outcomes at 6-year follow-up.
Westermann RW, Wright RW, Spindler KP, Huston LJ, MOON Knee Group, Wolf BR
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Sep; 42(9)2184-92. doi: 10.1177/0363546514536022.

PMID:
    25023440
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Public perception regarding anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Matava MJ, Howard DR, Polakof L, Brophy RH
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 21; 96(10)e85. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00705.

PMID:
    24875037
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Anterior cruciate ligament tunnel placement.
Wolf BR, Ramme AJ, Britton CL, Amendola A, MOON Knee Group
J Knee Surg. 2014 Aug; 27(4)309-17. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1364101.

PMID:
    24414390
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Correlation between magnetic resonance imaging and clinical outcomes after knee cartilage repair: author's response.
Blackman AJ, Smith MV, Flanigan DC, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Nov; 41(11)NP49-50.

PMID:
    24344388
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Disc herniations in the National Football League.
Gray BL, Buchowski JM, Bumpass DB, Lehman RA Jr, Mall NA, Matava MJ
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15; 38(22)1934-8.

PMID:
    24266043
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transtibial ACL femoral tunnel preparation increases odds of repeat ipsilateral knee surgery.
Duffee A, Magnussen RA, Pedroza AD, Flanigan DC, MOON Group, Kaeding CC
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Nov 20; 95(22)2035-42. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00187.

PMID:
    24257662
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Operative and nonoperative treatment options for ACL tears in the adult patient: a conceptual review.
Bogunovic L, Matava MJ
Phys Sportsmed. 2013 Nov; 41(4)33-40. doi: 10.3810/psm.2013.11.2034.

PMID:
    24231595
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Correlation between magnetic resonance imaging and clinical outcomes after knee cartilage repair: letter to the editor.
de Windt TS, Welsch GH, Brittberg M, Vonk L, Marlovits S, Trattnig S, Saris DB, Blackman AJ, Smith MV, Flanigan DC, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Nov; 41(11)NP48-50. doi: 10.1177/0363546513510140.

PMID:
    24187027
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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