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Becoming Pain-Free: Hip Replacement Helps Young, Athletic Patient.

One patient's journey for relief from hip pain due to avascular necrosis (AVN), also known as osteonecrosis, which is caused by the death of bone tissue due to the lack of blood to the bone.

Why Joints Ache

Osteoarthritis is caused by the cartilage, which cushions our joints, wearing away. If the normal, smooth cartilage has worn out, pain and swelling generally result.  “Cartilage cannot be renewed or replaced. You cannot grow...

U.S. News & World Report Names Missouri Baptist Among Best Hospitals in St. Louis

Missouri Baptist Medical Center has been ranked as one of St. Louis’ best hospitals for 2013-14 by U.S. News & World Report – with recognition as “high performing” in seven specialties.

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About Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Missouri Baptist is a 489-bed acute-care hospital located at Highway 40 and I-270 in west St. Louis County. Recognized as a “Top 100 U.S. Hospital,” “5-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attacks” for the tenth consecutive year in Missouri by HealthGrades and “One of America’s Safest Hospitals” by Forbes, Missouri Baptist offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, and specializes in heart, cancer, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, neurological/spine and women’s health services. Missouri Baptist provided care for 22,142 inpatients and 42,112 emergency patients in 2012. Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States and the largest employer in St. Louis. Based in St. Louis, serves residents in Missouri and southern Illinois through its 13 hospitals and multiple health service organizations.

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