Listen to Dr. Kurt Merkel talk about chronic joint pain.

Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement
& Revision Joint Replacement Surgeon
in St. Louis, Missouri

Kurt D. Merkel, MDDr. Merkel has over 35 years of experience in total joint replacement surgery. During this time, he has performed over 10,000 total joint replacements and has extensive experience in complex joint reconstruction for revision joint and tumor surgery. Since 1996, Dr. Merkel has performed more than 5,000 total joint replacements using a minimally invasive approach; a technique which results in faster recovery, better function, and improved outcomes. Dr. Merkel will take the time to explain the nature of your problem and all available treatment options. Your treatment is a decision made by you and your surgeon.

Dr. Merkel and his team of medical professionals at Town and Country Orthopedics have decades of experience in providing the finest personalized care possible. Our practice focuses on total joint replacement surgery. We offer total knee, total hip, and total shoulder replacement as well as partial knee replacement. We also offer hip resurfacing and anterior total hip replacement procedures for younger more active patients. In 2007 our practice was the first in Saint Louis to provide customized patient matched instrumentation for total knee replacement. Virtually all of our patients undergoing primary total joint replacement will have a minimally invasive procedure, which means we will not incise (cut) any tendons or muscle.

The more active you are during your recovery, the faster and more successful your outcome will be following your joint surgery. We look forward to this partnership and are pleased to have you as a patient. If you have any questions, always feel free to call us, and our trained staff will assist you in any way possible.

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgery utilizes smaller incisions without cutting muscle or tendors causing less trauma, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and less scarring than traditional techniques.

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Custom Knee Replacement allows your surgeon to customize the size and placement of your total knee replacement based on the individuals unique patient anatomy.

Total Joint Replacement (TJR)

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint, which is designed to move just like a healthy joint.

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