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  • 09/05/2019
    Orthopedic Associates’ Dr. James Burke, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Robert Kramer, fellowship-trained adult hip and knee reconstructive surgeon, have been recognized as 2019 Best Doctors in St. Louis Magazine. Their expertise includes a wide variety of advanced techniques and...
  • 08/14/2019
    Whether you are training over a prolonged period or playing hard during a competition, hydration can keep you at peak performance and help you avoid serious health risks. Dehydration in athletes can lead to decreased coordination, fatigue, headaches, and muscle cramps. Additional heat-related...
  • 08/14/2019
    In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries that involve both compression and twisting across the joint, which is a common occurrence in contact sports, like football, as well as in skiing and volleyball. Meniscal injuries also...
  • 08/14/2019
    It’s a trend happening on playing fields and basketball courts at an alarming rate: a young girl jumps or pivots and collapses in excruciating pain. In fact, teenage girls sustain serious knee injuries, like ACL tears, at much higher rates than boys playing the same sports. The environmental,...
  • 08/08/2019
    Fellowship-trained adult hip and knee reconstruction surgeon Christopher D. Mudd, M.D., of Orthopedic Associates is performing hip replacement procedures using the muscle-sparing direct anterior technique for patients meeting specific criteria. Patients who would like to learn more or schedule an...
  • 07/11/2019
    Dr. Christopher Mudd, board-certified joint replacement surgeon at Orthopedic Associates in St. Louis, is one of the few surgeons in the area who currently does direct anterior total hip arthroplasty, otherwise known as anterior hip replacement. An innovative, less invasive procedure, the...
  • 06/17/2019
    Fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon Gary J. Schmidt, M.D., of Orthopedic Associates, is the state’s leading provider for total ankle replacement. An advanced alternative to ankle fusion surgery, total ankle replacement spares mobility of the ankle joint while relieving the symptoms of severe...
  • 03/06/2019
    Robert R. Bell, M.D., hand and upper extremity surgeon at Orthopedic Associates, is holding clinics every Wednesday afternoon at Orthopedic Associates’ new outreach clinic in Troy, Missouri, located at 60 Business Park Drive, Suite A. Patients who would like to schedule an appointment at the Troy...