Dr. Matava describes how a woman can find an experienced surgeon to perform her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery.
Well, word-of-mouth is the best way to find any physician for any problem. Short of that, if you are new to an area and you don’t really know anybody in that area, what I would do is recommend calling a local division one or division two college program, call a professional sports athletic trained department, ask who their team physician is, and they will often refer you to someone in the area. And certainly if you don’t, for whatever, jive with the surgeon you meet the first time, get a second opinion.
About Dr. Matava, M.D.:
Dr. Matthew J. Matava, M.D., is an associate professor and orthopedic surgeon at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Specializing in sports medicine, his clinical areas of interest include ligament injuries of the knee, athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow, and pediatric orthopedic knee disorders.