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Jeffrey J. Nepple, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Orthopedics
Pediatric Sports Medicine
Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children - St. Louis
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Special interest in pediatric sports medicine including knee injuries to young athletes - including osteochondritis dissecans, anterior cruciate ligament tear (ACL tear), meniscal tear, patellar instability/dislocation, and clavicle fractures. Special interest in adolescent and young adult hip disorders including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labral tears, slipped capital femoral epiphysis with specific focus on minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for the treatment of hip disorders.

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  • Publication & Research
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  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Shriners Hospitals for Children

4400 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: (314) 432-3600

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO 63017

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-514-3500

Suite: A
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 747-2599

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

Education

Education

MS - Clinical Investigation: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2014
BS, Mathematics: Truman State University, Kirksville, MO 2003
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2007
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 2012
Fellowship, Sports Medicine: Steadman Clinic/Steadman-Philoppon Research Institute 2013

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Reliability of Radiographic Assessments of Adolescent Midshaft Clavicle Fractures by the FACTS Multicenter Study Group.
Li Y, Donohue KS, Robbins CB, Pennock AT, Ellis HB Jr, Nepple JJ, Pandya N, Spence DD, Willimon SC, Heyworth BE, Function after Adolescent Clavicle Trauma and Surgery (FACTS) Multicenter Study Group.
J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Apr 27; doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000877.

PMID:
    28471918
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Evolution of Femoroacetabular Impingement Treatment: The ANCHOR Experience.
Nepple JJ, Clohisy JC, ANCHOR Study Group Members.
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2017 Jan/Feb; 46(1)28-34.

PMID:
    28235110
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reconstruction of Symptomatic Congenital Anterior Cruciate Ligament Insufficiency.
Sachleben BC, Nasreddine AY, Nepple JJ, Tepolt FA, Kasser JR, Kocher MS
J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Feb 7; doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000940.

PMID:
    28178094
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Knee Osteoarthritis Is Associated With Previous Meniscus and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery Among Elite College American Football Athletes.
Smith MV, Nepple JJ, Wright RW, Matava MJ, Brophy RH
Sports Health. 2017 May/Jun; 9(3)247-251. doi: 10.1177/1941738116683146.

PMID:
    27940573
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Three Patterns of Acetabular Deficiency Are Common in Young Adult Patients With Acetabular Dysplasia.
Nepple JJ, Wells J, Ross JR, Bedi A, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Apr; 475(4)1037-1044. doi: 10.1007/s11999-016-5150-3.

PMID:
    27830486
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Erratum: Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: 2016 Update.
Nepple JJ, Milewski MD, Shea KG
J Knee Surg. 2016 Nov; 29(8)696.

PMID:
    27776368
    [PubMed]
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Femoral Morphology in the Dysplastic Hip: Three-dimensional Characterizations With CT.
Wells J, Nepple JJ, Crook K, Ross JR, Bedi A, Schoenecker P, Clohisy JC
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Apr; 475(4)1045-1054. doi: 10.1007/s11999-016-5119-2.

PMID:
    27752989
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: 2016 Update.
Nepple JJ, Milewski MD, Shea KG
J Knee Surg. 2016 Oct; 29(7)533-538.

PMID:
    27532280
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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What Is the Association of Elite Sporting Activities With the Development of Hip Osteoarthritis?
Vigdorchik JM, Nepple JJ, Eftekhary N, Leunig M, Clohisy JC
Am J Sports Med. 2017 Mar; 45(4)961-964. doi: 10.1177/0363546516656359.

PMID:
    27474380
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Dysplastic and Unstable Hip: A Responsible Balance of Arthroscopic and Open Approaches.
Nepple JJ, Clohisy JC
Sports Med Arthrosc. 2015 Dec; 23(4)180-6. doi: 10.1097/JSA.0000000000000096.

PMID:
    26524552
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Biomechanics of the Hip Capsule and Capsule Management Strategies in Hip Arthroscopy.
Nepple JJ, Smith MV
Sports Med Arthrosc. 2015 Dec; 23(4)164-8. doi: 10.1097/JSA.0000000000000089.

PMID:
    26524549
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hip Strength Deficits in Patients With Symptomatic Femoroacetabular Impingement and Labral Tears.
Nepple JJ, Goljan P, Briggs KK, Garvey SE, Ryan M, Philippon MJ
Arthroscopy. 2015 Nov; 31(11)2106-11. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.04.095.

PMID:
    26105092
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Comparative Analysis of International Knee Documentation Committee Scores for Common Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Injuries.
Rothermich MA, Nepple JJ, Raup VT, O'Donnell JC, Luhmann SJ
J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Apr-May; 36(3)274-7. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000442.

PMID:
    25812146
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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What is the utility of biomarkers for assessing the pathophysiology of hip osteoarthritis? A systematic review.
Nepple JJ, Thomason KM, An TW, Harris-Hayes M, Clohisy JC
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 May; 473(5)1683-701. doi: 10.1007/s11999-015-4148-6.

PMID:
    25623593
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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What Is the Association Between Sports Participation and the Development of Proximal Femoral Cam Deformity? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Nepple JJ, Vigdorchik JM, Clohisy JC
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Nov; 43(11)2833-40. doi: 10.1177/0363546514563909.

PMID:
    25587186
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Does surgical hip dislocation and periacetabular osteotomy improve pain in patients with Perthes-like deformities and acetabular dysplasia?
Clohisy JC, Nepple JJ, Ross JR, Pashos G, Schoenecker PL
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Apr; 473(4)1370-7. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-4115-7.

PMID:
    25560960
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Functional acetabular orientation varies between supine and standing radiographs: implications for treatment of femoroacetabular impingement.
Ross JR, Tannenbaum EP, Nepple JJ, Kelly BT, Larson CM, Bedi A
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Apr; 473(4)1267-73. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-4104-x.

PMID:
    25560956
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical presentation and disease characteristics of femoroacetabular impingement are sex-dependent.
Nepple JJ, Riggs CN, Ross JR, Clohisy JC
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Oct 15; 96(20)1683-9. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01320.

PMID:
    25320194
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Interobserver and intraobserver reliability of the radiographic analysis of femoroacetabular impingement and dysplasia using computer-assisted measurements.
Nepple JJ, Martell JM, Kim YJ, Zaltz I, Millis MB, Podeszwa DA, Sucato DJ, Sink EL, Clohisy JC, ANCHOR Study Group.
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Oct; 42(10)2393-401. doi: 10.1177/0363546514542797.

PMID:
    25134816
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of changes in pelvic tilt on range of motion to impingement and radiographic parameters of acetabular morphologic characteristics.
Ross JR, Nepple JJ, Philippon MJ, Kelly BT, Larson CM, Bedi A
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Oct; 42(10)2402-9. doi: 10.1177/0363546514541229.

PMID:
    25060073
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In the News

Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2016.

Company Name: Smith & Nephew

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $1,000 - $10,000

Speaker Fees: $10,001 - $25,000

Reporting Date: May 01, 2017