Our specialists make the difference

The human anatomy is vast. So, when patients experience an ailment or injury of some kind, they want an expert. Patients expect a surgeon trained in a particular specialty. Why? Because they want the highest level of care so they can achieve their goal and return to life—their job, their sport, their best life.

Dr. Malak offers occupational medicine experience and availability

We have expanded our practice to include occupational health. Employers must address a multitude of health concerns and risks for their employees, including accidents. There is peace of mind when partnering with a trusted occupational medicine physician, with both experience and availability. Dr. Paul Malak knows the value of timeliness, the language for reporting, and the significance for a continuum of care for both the employer and the employee. He will advocate for employers and champion employees back to work.


  • Immigration Medical Examinations; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Certified Civil Surgeon
  • DOT Examinations; Certified Medical Examiner by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Travel Medicine and Vaccinations
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Occupational Health
    • Work Injury treatment and causation evaluation
    • Drug and Alcohol testing
    • Pre-placement exams
    • Executive and firefighter exams
    • Audiograms, Pulmonary-function testing, Respirator fit testing
    • Regulatory exams including Asbestos, Hexavalent Chromium, Lead and Silica
    • Shy Bladder exams
    • Blood work
    • Return-to-work
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Our surgeons are skilled at treating common conditions for these parts of the body:

  • AC Joint Separation
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Distal Triceps Tear
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder
  • Proximal Biceps Tendonitis
  • Rotator Cuff Arthropathy
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapula Fracture
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Ligament Injuries
  • SLAP Tears
  • Subacromial Impingement Syndrome
  • Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve Entrapment)
  • Distal Biceps Injuries
  • Elbow Fractures
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Ligament Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Lateral Epycondilitis/Ligament Tear
  • Loose Bodies in the Elbow
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Triceps Injuries
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • de Quervain Syndrome
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Kienböck′s Disease
  • Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Scaphoid Non-Union
  • Wrist Fractures
  • Wrist Sprains
  • HAND
  • Amputation and Prosthetics
  • Animal Bites
  • Arthritis of the Base of the Thumb
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis of the Hand (Osteoarthritis)
  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Fingertip Injuries
  • Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Hand Fractures
  • Hand Tumors
  • Nail Bed Injuries
  • Power Saw Injuries
  • Rheumatoid Disease
  • Trigger Finger (Stenosing Tenosynovitis)
  • HIP
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Chondral Lesions or Injuries of the Hip
  • Gluteus Medius Tear
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Hip Abductor Tears
  • Hip Adductor Injuries
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Instability
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Iliopsoas Tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • KNEE
  • ACL Tears
  • Articular Cartilage Injury (Knee)
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sports Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Stress Fractures
  • MCL Tears
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Multiligament Knee Injuries
  • Patellar Dislocation/Patellofemoral Dislocation
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis
  • PCL Injuries
  • Posterolateral Corner Injuries
  • Quadriceps Tendon Rupture
  • Shin Splints
  • Tibial Eminence Fractures
  • Unstable Knee


For both athletes and non-athletes, Dr. Gross and Dr. Nawas can treat your musculoskeletal system injuries, which impacts your bones, joints, and muscles. These treatments typically do not require surgery.
  • Common conditions include:
  • Fracture Care
  • Ligament Preservation/Repair
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder

The extra touch

We want to make your experience with OrthoMO as easy as possible. To do this, we provide access to X-ray, ultrasound, physical therapy services, occupational therapy services, and durable medical equipment under one roof (in Creve Coeur). Plus, there is an orthopedic ambulatory surgery center right next door!

We hope you appreciate the convenience of the Orthopedic Surgery Center of Creve Coeur* being right next door to OrthoMissouri!


*Some of the OrthoMissouri physicians have ownership in the Orthopedic Surgery Center of Creve Coeur. Patients interested in scheduling surgery or other procedures at another surgical facility should share this with their OrthoMO physician to make the proper arrangements.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks are available at an on-site café at the Creve Coeur location. Free Wi-Fi service makes it an ideal remote workspace for case managers or family members who accompany patients on their visits.