Dr. Vince Lai, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 37

Dr. Lai
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Signature Orthopedics

845 N New Ballas Ct Ste 200 Saint Louis, MO 63141

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Dr. Vince Lai, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Lai has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital St. Louis and Progress West Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lai to book an appointment.

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4.6

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Excellent! Very patient oriented. Great communicator who gave options for care. Would call on him again if I have another orthopedic issue.
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Barbara L. – Jul 12, 2021
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One of the best doctors I’ve ever been to.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Dan – Jun 24, 2021
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Dr. Lai is wonderful! He is fantastic at what he does, he’s personable, knowledgeable, professional, and also has a great personality. I would absolutely recommend him to my family and friends.
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Jun 06, 2021
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Dr Lai is kind and friendly. He’s very easy to talk to and he explains things well.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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May 27, 2021
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Dr Lai and his staff are very professional. I felt very comfortable meeting with Dr Lai. He answered all my questions and concerns regarding my total knee replacement
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Chris K. – Mar 10, 2021
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Excellent surgeon! Professional, thorough, personal, attention to detail- superior pre-op and post-op care. I highly recommend.
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Patricia – Mar 04, 2021
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Dr. Lai was very informative and helpful. My surgery went well and on my way to recovery.
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Feb 21, 2021
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He listens and explains all your options in a way you can understand and make an informed decision. His office staff are wonderful!
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Feb 20, 2021
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Dr Lai is very knowledgeable as well as patient centered. He takes time to explain your condition and your options. A great physician!
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 28, 2021
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Had a problem with a lot of knee pain and back pain. Dr. Lai diagnosed it, gave me some medication to take, and suggested changes to my physical therapist. Today, two days after my visit, is my first day in nine days that I have not been basically bedridden due to the pain. I felt that Dr. Lai and his staff were very attentive to my issues. Dr. Lai was very thorough in his exam. He told me what he believed the problem was (different than what two other professionals had told me). He told me in clear understandable terms why the other diagnosis did not make any sense based on his review. He asked several times if I had any questions. His communication could not have been any better. After he reviewed me he called my physical therapist to tell him to make specific changes to my PT, which was done this morning. I found these PT changes to be most helpful to me. If you are at all familiar with the medical profession you know how rare it is for one medical person to do that.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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James Reizner – Jan 28, 2021
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Dr. Lai is clear and direct. I appreciate that he takes the time to answer questions and candidly share insight on healthcare options.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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W. Richardson – Jan 12, 2021
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After a complete rotator cuff tear and trying physical therapy and cortisone injections, Dr. Lai performed Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroscopy to my shoulder. Before this, I could no longer lift my right arm without the use of my left arm. At seven weeks into the surgery and after physical therapy, I am now able to raise my right arm completely on its own. I still have more therapy before me but I am amazed at how far I have come in this short time. At 80 years old I feel like I have been given part of my life back and I thank Dr. Lai for his part in this.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Wanda Shipley – Jan 05, 2021
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Vince Lai is an orthopedic surgeon and a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician who treats all orthopedic issues, including sports injuries,...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Allegheny General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Upmc Hamot
Residency Hospital
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Vince Lai, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lai has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Vince Lai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lai frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Lai specializes.

Where is Dr. Vince Lai, MD's office located?

Dr. Lai's office is located at 845 N New Ballas Ct Ste 200, Saint Louis, MO 63141. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lai

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lai treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lai treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 983-4700.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Lai is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Knee Sprain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

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 Surgery specialists.

Dr. Lai is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

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Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tear
Broken Arm
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High
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Dr. Lai's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Myositis Ossificans
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
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Blue Card PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Coventry Health Care
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Humana
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Independent Health
Medicaid
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Signature Orthopedics

Signature Orthopedics - West County845 N New Ballas Ct Ste 200 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Sun: closed
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