Orthopedic Associates Offering Joint Replacement at Des Peres Square Surgery Center

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Orthopedic Associates now offers a total joint replacement program at Des Peres Square Surgery Center at 1050 Old Des Peres Road, Suite 150. On June 2, Dr. Christopher Mudd became the first surgeon to perform total knee joint replacement at the center. He was followed by fellow Orthopedic Associates surgeon Dr. Ryan Pitts, who performed total joint replacement at the center on June 4. Patients with chronic joint issues are encouraged to call (314) 569-0616 to schedule a safe appointment at the practice’s main office at 1050 Old Des Peres Road, Suite 100. Telemedicine appointments are also available.

Performed at Des Peres Square Surgery Center, total joint replacement is a procedure used to relieve the chronic, daily symptoms of severe joint damage from conditions like arthritis and offers patients a number of benefits, including:

  • Reduced joint pain.
  • Improved mobility and function.
  • Compassionate pre- and postoperative care by highly specialized, experienced surgeons and staff.
  • Enhanced patient safety through the strict protocols in place.
  • Comfort and efficiency in a state-of-the-art, fully accredited facility.

“I think our team did an amazing job, and this transition has been seamless and exciting,” says Dr. Mudd. “I’m confident that our program at Des Peres Square Surgery Center will continue to be successful for our team and our patients, and we all look forward to helping more area residents regain their strength and mobility for a fuller and less limited lifestyle.”

On the first day of total joint procedures at the surgery center, Dr. Mudd performed three successful total knee replacements with assistance from an experienced and dedicated staff. Dr. Pitts, who has been performing total joint replacements in the St. Louis area for several years, then became the second surgeon to complete total joint procedures at the surgery center, expanding Orthopedic Associates’ total joint program there. 

“We are proud to offer this option to eligible patients with chronic joint pain in a comfortable, state-of-the-art environment,” says Dr. Pitts. “This is another example of Orthopedic Associates’ dedication to offering our patients convenient treatment options, advanced procedures and comprehensive care.” 

Having undergone fellowship training in hip and knee reconstruction through the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mudd specializes in pain, arthritis, deformities and injuries of the adult hip and knee. He has extensive training and experience in minimally invasive joint replacements of the hip and knee, and he performs the muscle-sparing direct anterior hip replacement technique. Additionally, Dr. Mudd uses modern technology and minimally invasive techniques, including performing partial knee replacements. 

Dr. Pitts is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and is one of the few surgeons in St. Louis who has subspecialty certification in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He completed his residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic and is fellowship-trained in sports medicine from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Pitts specializes in sports medicine, total joint replacements including outpatient joint replacements, treatment of work-related injuries and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and hip.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of Orthopedic Associates’ experts, please call (314) 569-0616.