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Dr. Ryan Pitts

Orthopedic Surgery
Sunset Hills, MO
18 years experience male

Locations

Red Bud Regional Hospital

Red Bud, IL

Address

325 Spring St, Red Bud, IL
Directions

Metropolitan Orthopedics

Saint Louis, MO

Missouri Baptist Medical Center - Sunset Hills

Sunset Hills, MO

About

Bio

I am committed to providing high quality, compassionate Orthopedic care to patients of all ages with a special interest in recreational, high school, and college athletes. I completed my residency training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where I was exposed to state of the art, evidence based techniques in joint preservation and reconstruction for arthritis patients, nonoperative and operative treatment of shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, and elbow patients, and care of fracture patients. I went on to complete an additional subspecialized year of fellowship training at Washington University focusing on nonoperative and operative care of athletes at all levels, with particular focus on cutting edge arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Might as well....: Cut out the middle man :). I'm probably biased, but it's generally more efficient for you to go straight to an orthopod (unless you require a referral... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Medical Jargon :): Gilgil, i wouldn't worry too much, as it depends on what time point in fracture healing you are taking about, and how it was treated. In the first few... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Just Say No....: While a strengthening program for your legs may help discomfort from a meniscus year, working out, and especially steroids, won't "cure" a meniscus te... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Hard to say...: There are several possibilities...Labral tearing, rotator cuff tearing, over zealous rehab, stiffness, re-injury, persistent instability. Has your sur... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Still have options: Every case is unique, but more time, keeping up with a religious icing program +/- an anti-inflammatory in addition to the exercises may still improve... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Knee Replacement: Like anything else there are good and bad. Asking friends or primary doc is a good place to start, and you can check the american academy of ortho sur... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
It all depends....: If it's an old injury and it was just found on an x-ray then nothing may have to be done. Te old chip may be irrelevant. It depends on your exam and y... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
It all depends....: Did this just happen ? If it's an old injury and it was just found on an x-ray then nothing may have to be done. If this is a new injury, a lot depend... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Runner's Knee: Runnerboy, i hope this helps...As a sports specialist, patellofemoral synd in some form is probably the most common knee problem i see in young athlet... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Shoulder Fractures: Dixie, a lot depends on your specific injury, but in general both fractures and a rotator cuff repair take about 6 wks to heal initially. For that tim... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Good Habits : It's unlikely, but make sure the whole family is using regular hand washing, avoid direct contact with the sores, don't share towels, etc etc . It's u... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pitts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pitts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha - Junior Selection
Magna Cum Laude - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Phi Beta Kappa - University of Missouri

Affiliations

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Board Certified
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons - Member
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
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