Orthopedic Associates
Dr. Robert Kramer

Robert S. Kramer, MD

Hip & Knee Replacement
Hip, Knee, and Shoulder

General Orthopedics

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A  Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with fellowship-training in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery, Dr. Kramer practices general orthopedics, but has particular expertise in Hips, Knees and Shoulders - specifically Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery; Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery; and treatment of work-related injuries. 

Dr. Kramer attended Harvard College, Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota.  He received his Fellowship training in Hip and Knee Replacement at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.

He is on the medical staffs of Missouri Baptist Medical Center (Joint Center of Excellence), Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Des Peres Square Surgery Center.  Dr. Kramer also sees patients at the Missouri Baptist Outpatient Facility in Sunset Hills, Missouri (S. Lindbergh Road). 

Dr. Kramer began his practice in 1989 at Metropolitan Orthopedics, where he served as President until its merger with Orthopedic Associates in January of 2017.  He currently serves on the Executive Board.  Dr. Kramer is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Missouri State Orthopedic Association, Missouri State Medical Association, St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society and St. Louis Orthopedic Society (Past President).

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We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.  Call our appointment hotline at (314) 714-3225, or submit your appointment request online and someone will get back to you.

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Recent Posts

  • 10 Ways to Relieve Joint Pain in Cold Weather Posted last year
    By: Dr. Kramer Unlike the sharp pain that can result from injury, there’s a low-level of joint pain or ache that pops up as the weather turns cold. You might have felt it after spending time outside, or simply waking up in a colder room during the winter months. You might have even heard people say that they can feel rain or snow coming in their joints. This might sound like a far-fetched idea, but it’s not entirely off base. Although there is little scientific research around cold weather and joint pain, there is evidence that supports the theory that dips in the barometric pressure can increase joint pain. If you find yourself feeling stiff or achy when the temperature drops, try these tips. Dress for the Cold Add an extra layer over your hands and wrists, knees and legs. Fleece-lined leggings can add an extra layer of comforting warmth. Keep an extra pair of gloves in your bag so you’re always prepared. Add Layers As you’re planning what to wear for the day, add in base layers of clothing as well as outer ...
  • Coach Phil Brusca Honored  Posted last year
    Inspiring story about 90-year-old Coach Phil Brusca. Dr. Kramer repaired his Achilles Tendon 28 years ago. Read the full story here
  • 2017 U.S. News & World Report Rankings Posted last year
    2017 U.S. News & World Report Rankings | 08 August 2017 Missouri Baptist Medical Center Physicians,   Today U.S. News and World Reportreleased its ranking of top hospitals. We are excited to share that MoBap was ranked #2 in the St. Louis Metro Area (only behind our sister hospital BJH) ...
  • Preparing Your Home for Post-Total Knee Replacement Surgery Posted last year
    By Dr. Kramer Recovering from total knee replacement surgery can be a painful, grueling experience. The good news is many patients experience a new lease on life after knee replacement that allows them to enjoy golf, running, dancing, and many other activities that were painful to experience before the surgery. The recovery period can be several weeks long and of course, every patient’s situation is unique. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to make your post-total knee replacement recovery a bit easier to manage around the house. In the days after your surgery, you will likely be back home and trying to have life be as normal as possible. With some simple changes in your home, you can make your recovery period much safer and more enjoyable. Protect against falling Of course, we hope you don’t fall at any time, but patients with a new knee are at a higher risk of falling. It’s wise to protect against a fall by installing an extra hand rail or two around the house and wearing shoes or socks with good traction. You may also ...
  • Non-Surgical Treatment Options to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Before Considering Total Knee Replacement Posted last year
    By: Dr. Kramer Is knee replacement surgery the only option for alleviating arthritis pain in your knee? Thankfully, the answer is no. There are a variety of non-surgical treatment options to treat knee osteoarthritis before choosing total knee replacement. The key is understanding the nature and extent of your discomfort and pain, namely what is the primary contributor to your potential need for knee replacement. Possible Causes that Lead to Total Knee Replacement Knee osteoarthritis, or simply arthritis as it’s often referred to, is one of the leading causes of knee replacement. The cartilage lining between the bones is thinner than what’s recommended or missing entirely in certain cases. This causes additional pressure or friction on the leg bones. X-rays are often taken to confirm if the joint space is narrowed or irregular in shape. Total knee replacement may also be considered due to trauma to the knee region or increased stress, such as overuse. Inactive lifestyles can lead to obesity, which places unnecessary strain on the knee joint. This can cause significant pain over time. If the excess weight is not ...
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