Orthopedic Associates
Dr. Christopher Mudd

Christopher D. Mudd, MD

Hip & Knee Replacement
Revision Arthroplasty/Reconstruction
Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

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Dr. Mudd is a native of Saint Louis, with strong roots in the local community.  He began his education at Saint Louis University High School.  He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Saint Louis University. 

Dr. Mudd is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) and is a fellow member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).  He has fellowship training in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  He specializes in pain, arthritis, deformities and injuries of the adult hip and knee.   His practice consists primarily of surgical and non-surgical management of knee and hip problems. 

Dr. Mudd has extensive training and experience in minimally invasive joint replacements of the hip and knee.  He performs muscle sparing direct anterior hip replacements.  He specializes in the active patient, using modern technology and minimally invasive techniques.  He also performs partial knee replacements, and is certified on the MAKO robotically assisted partial knee procedure. 

In addition to joint replacements, Dr. Mudd has a very busy revision joint practice.  He enjoys treating complex reconstruction, deformity correction, and “re-dos” of total joints that have failed for any number of reasons.  These include: wear, loosening, misalignment, infection and fractures around joint replacements. 

During his residency at Saint Louis University, Dr. Mudd received extensive fracture surgery training.  He also performs fracture surgery due to traumatic injuries on all parts of the skeletal system. 

Dr. Mudd treats problems in these areas

  • Hip & Knee Replacement (minimally invasive, partial knee arthroplasty)
  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Revision Joint Surgery and Reconstruction
  • Fracture Surgery
  • Work-Related Injuries

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We look forward to welcoming you to our practice. Call our appointment hotline at (314) 714-3155, or submit your appointment request online and someone will get back to you.

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  • Direct Anterior (DA) Hip Replacement Surgery Posted 8 months ago
    By: Dr. Mudd Direct anterior hip replacement offers an exciting less invasive alternative to traditional techniques used to perform hip arthroplasty.  This technique is the only way to access the hip joint that is truly muscle sparing, making it the least invasive of all techniques used to access the hip.  The traditional posterior approach requires the surgeon to split the gluteus maximus, which is one of the largest muscles in the lower extremity, and to release several of the short rotators of the hip.  The unique advantage of the direct anterior approach is the ability to access the hip joint, by using a truly intermuscular plane.  The interval between the Sartorius and the Tensor Fascia Lata muscles is used to expose the hip capsule.  Using a truly intermuscular interval, the surgeon does not need to “cut, split, or release” any of your muscles.  The anterior approach allows the surgeon to minimize the trauma to the muscles while accessing the hip joint.  This translates into decreased inflammation, less pain, quicker return to function, and much less restrictive precautions after surgery.  The ...
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