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Dr. Burns is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine.  He completed his orthopedic residency at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans.

Dr. Burns specializes in knee, shoulder and hip conditions.  He provides orthopedic care in the St. Louis, Clayton, O'Fallon and St. Charles areas.

Dr. Burns has more than 25 years' experience in total knee and hip replacement, arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and rotator cuff surgery.  He is also board-certified in sports medicine, receiving sports medicine training at the Kerlan-Job Orthopedic Clinic.

Dr. Burns has been on the medical staff of the United States Olympic Committee for than 20 years.  During that time, he served as a team physician for the United States Olympic Team at the Summer Games in Beijing in 2008 and the Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, in 2000. He was also the head physician for the United States Winter Paralympic team at the 1998 Winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan.  

Dr. Burns is committed to the highest quality standards to make your care comfortable and convenient.  Dr. Burns is affiliated with multiple hospitals throughout the area:  Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Progress West Healthcare Center in O'Fallon and City Place Surgery Center in St. Louis.

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Dr. Burns' Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (11)
I received excellent care from Dr. Burns, Joseph and their office staff. I would highly recommend this team to anyone needing knee replacement surgery.
in Millstadt, IL |
Dr Burns is a very caring Dr. I highly recommend him and his practice.
in St Charles, MO |
I have known Dr. Burns since the 1990's when I was taken to Mercy Hospital after a fall in my garage. He repaired my shoulder and broken ribs and I followed his directions for by following physical rehab to the letter. Since then as I have aged, I have had 2 knees replaced by him and care given to me for failing hips. He knowns what he is doing and he does not pressure you into care you are not ready for. He is a true professional.
in O Fallon, MO |
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Burns. He was willing to answer any and all questions. His answers were straightforward and to the point. He never talked down to me and made sure I understood everything he was saying. I also enjoy the fact he has an outgoing personality. His assistant, J.J. was also wonderful. Finally, at the end of the day the shoulder surgery he did worked perfectly. My shoulder is so much better today then before the procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Burns.
in St Louis, MO |
I saw Dr. Burns in 2012 for a ham string injury. Was spot on in treatment. Fully recovered with physical therapy. Saw him, again, for a knee issue. Chose to go conservative treatment first, along with physical therapy. Appreciate the more conservative approach. Always very nice. Staff was also very informative . Would definetly recommend.
in St Louis, MO |
Dr. Burns is friendly, professional and straightforward with his findings, diagnosis and treatment recommendatons.
in St Louis, MO |
I had a knee replacement 13 months ago, and have now recovered my life. I appreciate the way Dr. Burns didn't rush to propose surgery, suggested alternatives, alerted me to risks. Eventually, as I realized that delaying surgery would mean giving up most travel (my husband and I have children and grandchildren abroad), I chose to have the knee replaced. Afterwards, I had a first-rate PT and the determination to continue exercises at home. Dr. Burns gives thorough checkups, and he listens.
in o fallon, mo |
I would recommend Dr. Burns to my family and friends. He is a very good and friendly person and makes you feel good about being in his care. He keeps you up to date on your progress and treatment plans. He lets you know what you should be doing and how it will help in your recover. He is very nice and makes you feel comfortable about your exam and visit. Treats you like you want to be treated by your Doctor.
St Louis, MO |
Good surgeon, but terrible interpersonal skills. This would be OK, but his office staff is terrible. They are rude and unfriendly.
in St. Charles |
Rude...abrupt..spends two minutes to assess your needs. Office staff not friendly
in Saint Louis, MO |
Dr. Burns performed hip replacement surgery on my right hip two years ago. I was amazed at what a wonderful job he did, and I was able to resume activities in five weeks without a walker or cane. I am pain free and so grateful to Dr. Burns. I have referred two friends to Dr. Burns and they agree he's the best!
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Dr. Burns is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine.  He completed his orthopedic residency at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans.

Dr. Burns specializes in knee, shoulder and hip conditions.  He provides orthopedic care in the St. Louis, Clayton, O'Fallon and St. Charles areas.

Dr. Burns has more than 25 years' experience in total knee and hip replacement, arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and rotator cuff surgery.  He is also board-certified in sports medicine, receiving sports medicine training at the Kerlan-Job Orthopedic Clinic.

Dr. Burns has been on the medical staff of the United States Olympic Committee for than 20 years.  During that time, he served as a team physician for the United States Olympic Team at the Summer Games in Beijing in 2008 and the Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, in 2000. He was also the head physician for the United States Winter Paralympic team at the 1998 Winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan.  

Dr. Burns is committed to the highest quality standards to make your care comfortable and convenient.  Dr. Burns is affiliated with multiple hospitals throughout the area:  Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Progress West Healthcare Center in O'Fallon and City Place Surgery Center in St. Louis.

Dr. Burns' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Ochsner Foundation Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Ochsner Foundation Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ochsner Clinic

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate