Dr Alex Meininger

Alexander K. Meininger, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine Certification
Fellowship Trained in Sports Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Alexander Meininger is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with Certified added Qualification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and is fellowship-trained in Sports Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Meininger specializes in sports medicine and minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques, with a focus on joint preservation and knee injuries. He has gravitated toward knee injuries such as ACL tears and meniscus injuries because they’re prevalent among so many of his athletic patients.

Preserving lifestyles

As a skier, competitive cyclist, and outdoorsman, Dr. Alex Meininger understands the opportunity for work-life balance that living in a community such as Steamboat provides. It also offers him the chance to relate and socially interact with his patients, almost all of whom are fellow athletes and outdoor enthusiasts.

Dr. Alex is an Official U.S. Ski Team Physician. He is a consulting physician for SRAM, Velonews, The Journal of Competitive Cycling, Western Spirit Tours, Outerbike, and the Big Mountain Enduro series.

Performing more than 500 knee surgeries a year — about 150 of which are ACL reconstructions — in addition to numerous hip and shoulder procedures, Dr. Meininger focuses on helping patients return to their passions. Dr. Meininger is recognized by the Arthroscopy Association of North America as a national leader in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.

Dr. Meininger is an expert in joint preservation, taking measures to restore the joint and prolong longevity in order to avoid joint-replacement surgery. He uses advanced tools for regenerative medicine such as platelet-rich plasma or stem-cell injections, as well as MACI surgery, which repairs cartilage defects of the knee.

“My practice is about saving lifestyles. We’re giving people the function they’re seeking to pursue the lifestyle they want,” he says.

His clinical interest includes sports injuries of the knee, shoulder, and hip, including ACL, meniscus, and knee-cartilage injuries, as well as rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations and hip labral surgery. Dr. Meininger is active as an Associate Master’s Instructor of Arthroscopy, volunteering regularly with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) to enhance surgeon training in arthroscopic techniques. He has been selected as an Emerging Leader by his peers in the prestigious American Orthopaedic Association. He is an active committee member for AANA and a reviewer for the scientific journal Arthroscopy.

For more information about Dr. Meininger, visit www.dralexmeininger.com.

Education Background

Undergraduate

Medical School

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL: 2010.

Fellowship

Sports Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL: 2011.

Sports Team Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Licensure:

Colorado
Utah

Certifications:

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2013.
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty Qualification (CAQ), 2015.

Affiliations:

Press

Publications:

Dr. Meininger has published and presented dozens of scientific articles and book chapters including a text dedicated to the Leg Pain in the Running Athlete. His research has been selected for presentation on the national, regional, and local levels by his peers.

Research Interests:

Sports injury prevention, ACL tears, rotator cuff tears

Physician Education:

Dr. Meininger is active as an Associate Master’s Instructor of Arthroscopy volunteering regularly with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) to enhance surgeon training in arthroscopic techniques. He has been selected as an Emerging Leader by his peers among the prestigious American Orthopaedic Association. He is an active committee member for AANA and a reviewer for the scientific journal, Arthroscopy.

Community Education:

Dr. Meininger has written numerous articles on sports-related topics for national publications such as Velonews among others. He is passionate about orthopaedic sports medicine and you may encounter his lectures, radio programs, or newspaper headlines.

Get Back to Feeling Your Best

Partnerships/Locations

Steamboat Surgery Center
Steamboat Surgery Center
705 Marketplace Plaza,
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Steamboat Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery center in the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This medical facility came to existence through its founding partners Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute and UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. Its bold leadership, commitment to quality, and cost-effective care. This center is managed by Surgical Care Affiliates.

Steamboat Surgery Center specializes in outpatient surgical procedures:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Surgery

SOSI - Craig, Colorado

Address:
Memorial Regional Health
Medical Office Building
750 Hospital Loop,
Craig, CO 81625

Phone: 
(970) 826-2450

Doctors at this location:

The Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute physicians are proud to partner with Memorial Regional Health to provide services in Craig.

We outpatient clinic appointments, follow-up appointments, consultation, and second opinions at the Memorial Regional Health Medical Office Building.

For Appointments and scheduling please call our main office at SOSI:
(970) 879-6663.
 

SOSI - Fraser, Colorado

Address:
Fraser Medical Building
45 County Road 804, #201
Fraser, CO 80442

Phone: 
(970) 364-2070

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing Orthopaedic services in Grand County for over 25-years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly. Appointments are made through our main office at SOSI by calling (970) 879-6663.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.

SOSI - Lander, Wyoming

Address:
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
8185 WY-789,
Lander, WY 82520

Phone: 
(307) 206-9300

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing orthopaedic services in Lander for years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly. Appointments are made through our main office at SOSI by calling (970) 879-6663.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.

SOSI - Rock Springs, Wyoming

Address:
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
4401 College Dr,
Rock Springs, WY 82901

Phone: 
(307) 448-3220

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing orthopaedic services in Rock Springs for years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.