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St. Louis Knee Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts M.D.

Your hips and knees can bear up to 7-10 times your full body weight during everyday activities and are exposed to even higher stresses during sports activities. Hips and knees are also very susceptible to sports related injury and arthritis. Contact St Louis Knee Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts M.D. for the full range of services related to hip and knee problems associated with sports, aging, trauma, and arthritis. Dr. Pitts goal is to minimize downtime and maximize recovery. Dr. Pitts handles cases for weekend warriors to professional athletes from young children to adults. St Louis Knee Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts is a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon at Metropolitan Orthopedics in St Louis Missouri.

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Knee Ligament Reconstruction (ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL, etc)
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) cross inside the knee joint to provide stability.tears are much more common and usually occur in active patients who want to maintain their lifestyle. PCL tears are much less common but can cause pain and instability which can keep patients from returning to sports and interfere with their quality of life.Treatments include physical therapy, surgery, or a combination of both, depending on each patient’s goals and needs. Dr. Pitts practice at Metropolitan Orthopedics will take the time to find the least invasive method to get you back to work or back on the field. If you do require ACL surgery or PCL surgery, you need a sports medicine trained St Louis orthopedic surgeon that understands your desire to get back to work or back on the field and is familiar with the most state of the art ligament reconstruction techniques. As a former athlete, Dr. Pitts understands the importance in getting you back to your desired activities as fast as possible with as little pain as possible. If you or a family member has an ACL, PCL, or other knee ligament or cartilage injury, contact Dr. Pitts at (314) 432-2323 to schedule an appointment.

Knee Meniscus and Cartilage Injuries

The bones of the knee joint are covered with a thin layer of tissue called articular cartilage, which helps cushion the joint and allow for smooth, pain-free range of motion. In between the bones is the meniscus, which acts as a shock absorber as well as providing stability and cushioning to the knee. Knee injuries, whether related to sports or everyday activities, can tear the meniscus as well as damage the articular cartilage and cause pain, swelling, and decreased function. Many meniscus tears can initially be treated with non-surgical techniques to limit pain and improve function, but often will need surgical treatment. St Louis Knee Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts M.D. can treat these injuries arthroscopically, allowing patients to go home the same day and have minimal pain after surgery. In some cases articular cartilage injuries can be replaced or regenerated utilizing the most state of the art and minimally invasive surgical techniques. St. Louis Orthopedic Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts is specially trained in the areas of cartilage regeneration and restoration to get you back to your expected level of function as soon as possible. If you have a knee cartilage injury, call Metropolitan Orthopedics at (314) 432-2323 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pitts.

Total & Partial Joint Replacement

When all the non surgical measures to treat arthritis have stopped working, a joint replacement can help patients get back to doing the activities they want without pain. St Louis Orthopedic Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts M.D. has the advanced training and expertise needed to achieve the best possible result in total hip, total knee, and partial knee replacement once the non-surgical arthritis treatments listed above no longer work. Partial knee replacements are an option if part of the natural joint is healthy, and offer a faster return to activity, less post-operative pain, and a more normal feeling joint after the procedureDr. Pitts and his team use the most up to date anesthetic techniques and least invasive surgical approaches so that patients experience as little pain and as fast a recovery as possible after their joint replacement surgery. If you are considering joint replacement or have been told you have arthritis  Dr. Pitts can help you decide which option is the best for your lifestyle. Call Metropolitan Orthopedics at (314) 432-2323 to schedule an appointment and learn more about total or partial joint replacement.

Knee Arthritis

As our bodies age, our knees are subjected to wear and tear which can lead the degenerative arthritis (known as “Osteoarthrits”). Some patients are more prone to this arthritis, which is loss of the articular cartilage in the joint. Arthritis can cause pain and swelling in the joints and lead to decreased activity levels. Dr. Ryan T Pitts has a conservative approach to arthritis, preferring to exhaust all non-surgical techniques before considering surgical intervention. Dr. Pitts is utilizes multiple techniques, including injections, bracing, and various rehabilitation techniques to improve the pain and swelling associated with arthritis as well as prolonging the function of the joint without surgery. In some cases there may be surgical options which can stave off the need for a joint replacement, and Dr. Pitts can help you decide if these procedures are right for you.  If you have been told you knee arthritis or have been experiencing knee pain, call Metropolitan Orthopedics and St. Louis Orthopedic Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts at 314-432-2323 to schedule an appointment.

St Louis Knee Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts M.D.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Office Location:
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3009 N Ballas Rd #105b,
St Louis, MO 63131
Phone : 314-432-2323

After hours exchange:
(314) 388-6163

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