St. Louis Knee Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts M.D.
Your hips and knees can bear up to 7-
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-
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-
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-
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-
St Louis Knee Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts M.D.