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 Orthopedic Surgeon whose practice focuses on knee, hip and shoulder injuries. He performs more than 500 knee surgeries a year; about 150 of which are ACL reconstructions. Dr. Meininger is fellowship-trained and holds specialty certification in Sports Medicine. He specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques, knee injuries including ACL and meniscus injuries, joint and cartilage preservation, regenerative medicine and trauma. Dr. Meininger is recognized by the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) as a national leader in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.

Dr. Meininger is an Official U.S. Ski Team Physician. He is a consulting physician for Velonews, US Pro Cycling Challenge, The Journal of Competitive Cycling, the Big Mountain Enduro series, Western Spirit Tours, and PRCA Rodeo.

As one of the founding partners of Steamboat Orthopedic and Spine Institute (SOSI), Dr. Meininger focuses on helping patients return to their passions in the least invasive way possible. “My practice is about preserving lifestyles. We’re giving people the function they’re seeking to pursue the lifestyle they enjoy.”

Dr. Meininger completed his undergraduate work at the University of Colorado, Boulder, his medical school degree at Rush Medical College of Rush University in Chicago, and his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Illinois Medical Center. He completed his Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Chicago. Dr. Meininger has been selected as an Emerging Leader by his peers in the prestigious American Orthopaedic Association. He is an Associate Master’s Instructor of Arthroscopy with AANA and a reviewer for the scientific journal Arthroscopy.

Dr. Meininger practices at SOSI locations in Steamboat Springs, CO. As a skier, competitive cyclist and outdoorsman, Dr. Meininger understands the opportunity for work-life balance that living in a community such as Steamboat provides.

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 - Monument, Colorado

Address:
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
17230 Jackson Creek Parkway, Suite 260, Monument, CO 80132

Phone: 
(719) 301-3010

Doctors at this location:

Our New Monument Clinic is now open.

Specializing in:
• Total Joint Replacements, Hip, Knee, Shoulder
• Sports Medicine
• Trauma & Fracture Care
• Hip, Knee, Ankle, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand Surgeries
• Regenerative Medicine, injections and other non-surgical treatment
• Acute injuries (Ankle Sprains, Muscle Strains, Knee & Shoulder Injuries)
• Injuries related to overuse (Tendonitis, Rotator Cuff issues and Stress Fractures)
• Carpal Tunnel & Trigger Finger

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (719) 301-3010.

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.