Remember all the things that you used to do so easily, until your hip or knee started slowing you down? Now imagine doing those things again, with all the confidence in the world. It’s not just a dream—it’s possible. And we’ll be with you every step of the way.
In fact, you’ll have a team of Joint Replacement Center professionals dedicated to guiding you throughout the entire process. It’s a journey we take every day with people just like you. But make no mistake; we can’t do it alone. We need your help and active participation.
You might say we’re partners in making a healthier you.
There’s nothing else like it anywhere. A state-of-the-art Joint Replacement Center built from the ground up with only one goal in mind: to help you get better, faster. We’ve created a one-of-a-kind program, based on the best thinking of advanced joint centers across the country. And then adding the secret ingredient that makes all things possible. You, and your commitment to share responsibility for your own health.
We’re going to make a great team. So let’s get started.
To locate a surgeon in our Joint Replacement Center, or to schedule an appointment, call MoBap at 314-996-3627 or email us.
It began as a burning sensation and a feeling of instability in her right knee. By the time Claire C. took a trip to Italy, the symptoms had worsened and she fell during the trip.
“It was a bad fall – my pants ripped and my leg was bleeding. For seven days, we walked everywhere on cobblestone streets because there were no sidewalks. I was in pain and feared falling again. I felt as if I left pieces of my right knee all over Italy,” she said.
When I came home, that was it! I knew I needed to see an orthopedist, so I made an appointment with Dr. Richard Johnston. The X-rays showed that I had no remaining cartilage in my right knee. Dr. Johnston answered all my questions and made me feel as if I was the only patient in his office.”
Dr. Richard Johnston, an orthopedic surgeon on staff at Missouri Baptist Medical Center said, “There’s an upcoming epidemic of baby boomers who fall into two categories – they’re either athletic or physically large. Many, in both of these categories of boomers, are headed toward knee replacements due to their lifestyles.”
Read the rest of Claire's story.