Dr. Scott Kaar, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 43
  
Dr. Kaar
Accepting new patients

SLUCare Orthopaedic Surgery

1755 S Grand Blvd Saint Louis, MO 63104

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(314) 256-3850

Dr. Scott Kaar, MD is a Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Kaar has more experience with Elbow and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital St. Louis and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kaar to book an appointment.


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(314) 256-3850

Dr. Kaar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X-MO
Bronze Pathway-MO
Catastrophic Pathway X-MO
Catastrophic Pathway-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
Gold Pathway-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
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Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
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Practice Areas

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaar treats Elbow Injuries more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Kaar treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaar treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 31% of their peers

Dr. Kaar treats this condition more than 31% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 42% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaar treats Shoulder Disorders more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Kaar treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Broken Arm
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaar treats Broken Arm more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Kaar treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaar treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Kaar treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

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Dr. Kaar's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

Dr. Kaar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kaar

4.5

Based on 24 ratings

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      Dr. Karr performed surgery on my Daughter's knee and she is doing wonderful. From the first day we met through the last follow up visit he and his staff have been nothing but perfect, professional, informative and the list goes on. I can't speakly highly enough about Dr. Karr and without a doubt would recommend him to anyone needing Orthopedic Surgery. Five Stars all the way!!! Thank you Dr. Karr!!!
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      Would definitely recoded. Dr. Kaar gave excellent kind and compassionate care.
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      Linda Oates in Ofallon, MO – Jun 30, 2018
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      Dr Karr was phenomenal on every level would highly recommended him to anyone needing knee surgery thank you so much for your time and services
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      • Appointment scheduling
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      • Staff friendliness
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      gregory in granite city Illinois – May 27, 2018
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      had an appointment with Dr Kaar and he only talked to me for 10 minutes without doing an exam. Did not knock before coming in, which was embarrassing - the PA had my changing in to my shorts and he walked in with no privacy for me. my room was across from the main desk with patient standing around who looked my direction then he proceeded to tell me I was too old for orthopedic surgery, that he was not wasting his time. I thought he was very unprofessional and will not go back
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      Apr 30, 2018
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      Dr. Kaar performed surgery on my left achilles tendon, which I had ruptured. During our first consultation, Dr. Kaar made me feel confident about his ability to repair this injury. He answered all my questions and the pros and cons of not having surgery versus having surgery. My surgery was performed on 2/2/17 and went very well. I had no post-op problems such as swelling or infection. The surgery healed quickly and my physical therapy went well. Dr. Kaar is highly recommended.
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      Phil Moore in Godfrey, IL – Mar 27, 2018
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      I had an ACL reconstruction with Scott and the process has been very easy. His schedule fit my needs and helped the recovery process.
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
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      Thomas in SAINT LOUIS MO – Mar 14, 2018
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      I would recommend Dr. Kaar to anyone who needs orthopedic surgery! He is a professional in his field as well as personable with his patients. Today was my last visit with him and I left thanking him so much for resolving my knee problem and repairing my meniscus. I hope to never see a surgeon again but if I need to, I will be sure to come back to Dr. Kaar.
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      Courtney in Mascoutah – Dec 14, 2017
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      Very friendly and can answer all of your questions
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      Nov 30, 2017
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      Thank you for your humbleness.
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      Brendaly Rodriguez Muñoz in St Louis, MO – Nov 11, 2017
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      After dislocating and fracturing my elbow, I made an appointment with Dr. Kaar. They were able to get me in quickly for an initial appointment (I was in a lot of pain). Dr. Kaar is very friendly and knowledgeable and was also able to get me in for surgery in a reasonable amount of time. He even called me the night before the surgery to check in! I am very close to having full range of motion back at my elbow joint. Staff and residents in the office are also great. Highly recommend Dr. Kaar!
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      Allison L in St. Louis, MO – Oct 13, 2017
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      I was having shoulder problems when I was referred to Dr. Kaar. I was expecting to have to have surgery, but Dr. Kaar recommended 6 weeks of physical therapy. I was a little skeptical but I went and he was right, it helped...I feel great. I was able to return to work. Everyone there was nice and very helpful. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kaar.
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      Carla Maune in WASHINGTON MO – Sep 07, 2017
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      Dr. Kaar is an amazing doctor and phenomenal surgeon that truly cares about your wellbeing as a patient . Dr. Kaar and his staff are always upbeat and happy to see you as a patient. I've never had a doctor personally call me the night before surgery to see how I am doing and if I had questions. Dr. Kaar is a great doctor that I highly recommend!
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      Brandon in Wentzville, Missouri – Aug 12, 2017
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      Dr. Kaar is very professional and has excellent communication skills. He is alway informative and answers all of my questions.
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      Tom Papp in Granite City, IL. – Aug 11, 2017
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      Dr. Scott Kaar has a wonderful bedside manor. He is very thorough. He spent much time with me. Talked over my problems. Put me in therapy for 8 weeks then wants me to come back and see him so we can discuss if things are better or further options. He is very caring!
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      About Me

      Dr. Kaar's goal is to assist an injured athlete return to sports as soon as possible while focusing on patient safety and future injury prevention.

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
      • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
      • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedics
      • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
      • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine
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      Board Certifications

      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Education

      2008
      The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
      Fellowship Hospital

      Awards

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Locations

      SLUCare Orthopaedic Surgery

      SLUCare Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery1755 S Grand Blvd Saint Louis, MO 63104
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        • Wed: 8:30am - 3:00pm
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        • Fri: 8:30am - 3:00pm
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      SLUCare Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery

      SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital1465 S Grand Blvd Saint Louis, MO 63104
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        • Fri: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Mercy Hospital St. Louis

      Saint Louis, MO

      77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

      • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

      SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

      Saint Louis, MO

      Ssm Health Saint Louis University Hospital

      Saint Louis, MO

      61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

      SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - St. Louis

      Saint Louis, MO

      72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)