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Our Approach

Each patient is unique so our goal is to get to know you as a partner in your care. Open communication, personal attention, and shared decision-making provide the foundation for our relationship. We begin with a comprehensive physical examination using the most advanced imaging technology available. That enables us to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. We will then develop an individualized treatment plan to relieve your discomfort and restore function while minimizing any possible risks.

Orthopedic Specialties in St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Merkel keeps current on the newest advances in orthopedic care including:

Joint Reconstruction in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Total Hip Joint Replacement (THR)
  • Total Knee Joint Replacement (TKR)
  • Total Shoulder Joint Replacement (TSR)
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Partial Knee Resurfacing (PKR)
  • Custom Fit Knee Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Complex Revision Surgery for Joint Replacements
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
  • MIS Hip Replacement Using a Direct Anterior Approach (DAA)
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Arthritis Surgery

Orthopedic Oncology in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Treatment of Musculosckeletal Tumors
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Bone Sarcoma Surgery
  • Metastic Bone Disease
  • Benign Bone Tumor
  • Allograft Bone Reconstruction

General Orthopedics/Sports Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Fracture Care
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Surgical Treatment of Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tears