Dr. Patrick St Pierre, MD

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Dr. Patrick St Pierre, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Desert Orthopedic Center 39000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Get Directions
(760) 568-2684

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"My goal each day is to help patients alleviate pain, restore function and to stay active and healthy so they can stay fit for life"Read more

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La Quinta, CA |
I have had shoulder issues for several years & he is the best...
in Palm Desert, CA |
Dr. St Pierre did a reverse shoulder replacement on my right shoulder. He is a perfectionist who I would recommend highly to anyone with a shoulder problem. Everything about his operation is way above my expectations. He's just the best.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Madigan Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Madigan Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Keller Army Community Hospital

    Completed in 1995

    Walter Reed Army Inst Rsch

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Us Military Academy

    Graduated in 1980

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications
    • St. Pierre P: Hand Injuries in Athletes. In Handbook of Sports Medicine 2nd Edition. Edited by Lillegard, W and Rucker, K, Stoneham, MA. Butterworth-Heinmann, 1998.
    • St. Pierre P, Gonzales R: Shoulder Fractures and Clavicular Joint Injuries. In Seidenberg P, Buetler A (ed.) Sports Medicine Resource Manual. Philadelphia, PA, W. B. Saunders, 2008.
    • St. Pierre P: Hand Injuries in Athletes. In Handbook of Sports Medicine. Edited by Lillegard, W and Rucker, K, Stoneham, MA. Butterworth-Heinmann, 1993.
    • St. Pierre P, Miller MD: PCL Reconstruction. In Clinics in Sports Medicine 18(1):199-221, 1999.
    • St. Pierre P, Gonzales R: Injuries of the Shoulder and Arm. In Seidenberg P, Buetler A (ed.) Sports Medicine Resource Manual. Philadelphia, PA, W. B. Saunders, 2008.
    • Arciero RA and St. Pierre P: Acute Shoulder Dislocation: Indications and Techniques for Operative Management. In Clin Sports Med 14(4):937-953, 1995.
    • St. Pierre P: Instrumentation and Equipment. In Arthroscopy. Edited by Miller M and Cole B, W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 2003.
    • Hopkinson W, St. Pierre P, Ryan JB, Wheeler, J: Syndesmosis sprains of the Ankle. Foot Ankle, 10:325-330, 1990.
    • Uhorchak JM, Scoville CR, Williams G, Arciero RA, St. Pierre P, Taylor DC: Risk Factors Associated with Non-Contact ACL Injury. A Prospective Four-Year Evaluation of 859 West Point Cadets. Am J Sport Med. 31(6):831-842, 2003.
    • St. Pierre P, Nirschl RP: Mini-Open Surgical Management of Tennis Elbow Pathology. Techniques in Orthopaedics. Surgical Management of Complex Elbow Problems: Update 2006. 21(4):266-275, December 2006
    • St. Pierre P: Complications of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 12:167-171, 2004.
    • St. Pierre P, Staheli LT, Smith JB, Green NE: Femoral Neck Stress Fractures in Children and Adolescents. J Pediat Orthop 15(4):470-473, 1995.
    • Arciero RA, St. Pierre P: Acute shoulder dislocation Indications and techniques for operative management. Clin Sports Med. 14(4): 937-53, 1995.
    • St. Pierre P, Olson EJ, Elliott JJ, et al: Tendon Healing to Cortical Bone Versus a Cancellous Trough. A biomechanical and histological evaluation in the goat. J Bone Joint Surg 77A: 1858-1866, 1995.
    • Asplund C, St. Pierre P: Knee Pain and Bicycling. Phys Sportsmed 32(4):23-30, 2004.
    • Cameron S, St. Pierre P, Wilson, W: A Prospective, Randomized Comparison of Open versus Arthroscopically Assisted Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthopedics 18:249-252, 1995.
    • McDevitt E, Taylor DC, Miller MD, Gerber JP, Ziemke G, Hinkin D, Uhorchak JM, Arciero RA, St. Pierre P. Functional Bracing after ACL Reconstruction. Am J Sport Med. 32(8):1887-1892, 2004.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. St Pierre's Care Philosophy

"My goal each day is to help patients alleviate pain, restore function and to stay active and healthy so they can stay fit for life"