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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

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

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017

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

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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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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Interscalene brachial plexus block for arthroscopic shoulder surgery: a systematic review.
Hughes MS, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, Smith MV
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jul 17; 95(14)1318-24. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01116.

PMID:
    23864181
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Differences in mechanisms of failure, intraoperative findings, and surgical characteristics between single- and multiple-revision ACL reconstructions: a MARS cohort study.
Chen JL, Allen CR, Stephens TE, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Wright RW, Feeley BT, Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jul; 41(7)1571-8. doi: 10.1177/0363546513487980.

PMID:
    23698386
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Correlation between magnetic resonance imaging and clinical outcomes after cartilage repair surgery in the knee: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Blackman AJ, Smith MV, Flanigan DC, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jun; 41(6)1426-34. doi: 10.1177/0363546513485931.

PMID:
    23631884
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Variability in ACL tunnel placement: observational clinical study of surgeon ACL tunnel variability.
Wolf BR, Ramme AJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, McCarty EC, Vidal AR, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Amendola A, MOON Knee Group
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jun; 41(6)1265-73. doi: 10.1177/0363546513483271.

PMID:
    23618702
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Surgery versus physical therapy for a meniscal tear and osteoarthritis.
Katz JN, Brophy RH, Chaisson CE, de Chaves L, Cole BJ, Dahm DL, Donnell-Fink LA, Guermazi A, Haas AK, Jones MH, Levy BA, Mandl LA, Martin SD, Marx RG, Miniaci A, Matava MJ, Palmisano J, Reinke EK, Richardson BE, Rome BN, Safran-Norton CE, Skoniecki DJ, Solomon DH, Smith MV, Spindler KP, Stuart MJ, Wright J, Wright RW, Losina E
N Engl J Med. 2013 May 2; 368(18)1675-84. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1301408.

PMID:
    23506518
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intra-articular synovial sarcoma.
Friedman MV, Kyriakos M, Matava MJ, McDonald DJ, Jennings JW, Wessell DE
Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Jun; 42(6)859-67. doi: 10.1007/s00256-013-1589-4.

PMID:
    23455705
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Radiographic findings in revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions from the Mars cohort.
MARS Group
J Knee Surg. 2013 Aug; 26(4)239-47. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1329717.

PMID:
    23404491
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Surgery for placebo effect?
MacKenzie CR, Matava MJ, Carroll C 4th
Virtual Mentor. 2012 Nov 1; 14(11)825-34. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2012.14.11.ecas1-1211.

PMID:
    23351893
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Femoral tunnel malposition in ACL revision reconstruction.
Morgan JA, Dahm D, Levy B, Stuart MJ, MARS Study Group
J Knee Surg. 2012 Nov; 25(5)361-8. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1299662.

PMID:
    23150344
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Arthroscopic agreement among surgeons on anterior cruciate ligament tunnel placement.
McConkey MO, Amendola A, Ramme AJ, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Britton CL, MOON Knee Group, Wolf BR, Spindler KP, Carey JL, Cox CL, Kaeding CC, Wright RW, Matava MJ, Brophy RH, Smith MV, McCarty EC, Vida AF, Wolcott M, Marx RG, Parker RD, Andrish JF, Jones MH
Am J Sports Med. 2012 Dec; 40(12)2737-46. doi: 10.1177/0363546512461740.

PMID:
    23075806
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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