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Joint Preservation, Resurfacing & Replacement - Hip & Knee (Lower Extremity)

Treatment Specialists
These physicians provide diagnosis and treatment for reconstruction of lower extremities - hip and knee. Treatment may include, but is not limited to, joint reconstruction and replacement.

John C. Clohisy, M.D.

Robert L. Barrack, M.D.

Douglas McDonald, M.D.

Rick Wright, M.D.

Ryan Nunley, M.D.

For Appointments, Call: 314-514-3500

Reconstructive surgery of the lower extremity

The Adult Reconstructive Surgery service provides comprehensive care to all degenerative disorders of the adult hip and knee, specializing in total joint arthroplasty and joint preserving operations of the lower extremity.

Primary joint replacement surgeries of the hip and knee are performed for:

  • osteoarthritis
  • inflammatory arthritis
  • osteonecrosis
  • post-traumatic arthritis and various other disorders.

Revision total joint replacements are performed for failed implants and implants associated with fractures.

A variety of disorders in the young adult -- including:

  • hip dysplasia
  • osteonecrosis of the femoral head
  • post-traumatic nonunion and malunion of the proximal femur
  • early osteoarthritis
  • old slipped capital femoral epiphyses
  • other developmental deformities of the hip and knee -- are evaluated for joint preserving operations.

 Click here to go to Hip Procedures for Young Adults Surgical techniques employed to treat these conditions include: pelvic osteotomies, proximal femoral osteotomies, core decompression and bone grafting techniques, and osteotomies about the knee. Additionally, hip and knee arthroscopy is used to treat a variety of disorders. Arthrodesis is performed for end-stage degenerative disease in the young adult.


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