Dr. William Frisella Jr, MD
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Dr. William Frisella Jr, MD


Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery | Male

Advanced Bone & Joint 112 Piper Hill Dr Ste 9 Saint Peters, MO 63376 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

My approach is simple: treat patients as I would want my own family treated. This philosophy allows me to provide cutting-edge treatment options for the best results, but also to approach problems cautiously and to avoid surgery when possible.


Dr. William Frisella Jr, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery doctor who practices in Saint Peters, MO. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Frisella Jr is affiliated with Progress West Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

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Patient Reviews (12)
St Charles, MO |
What a kind and caring doctor! Answered all of the questions I had and made me feel at ease from start of treatment thru surgery and follow up. Hopefully I don't see him again but if I needed to I would!
Chesterfield, MO |
Dr. Frisella is great! He really listened to me and went above and beyond to help me return to work...He even called them personally to help move things along quicker! Can't say enough good things about him!
in St Peters, MO |
On 12/17/2017, Dr. Frisella preformed reconstruction surgery to my right shoulder for a injury that other doctors said could not be repaired. Five days after my surgery by Dr. Frisella I had not pain in my shoulder and no longer needed medication. The swelling went down in my shoulder after two weeks and after five weeks I began to regain movement and use of my right arm again. At six weeks I am beginning physical Therapy. I can't thank Dr. Frisella enough for what he has done for me.
in St. Peter's MO |
If I would have known how much better my shoulder would feel after surgery I would have done it years ago. Dr Frisella did a wonderful job on my shoulder and I would recommend him to anyone.
in St. Charles, MO |
Dr. Frisella performed an AC resection on my shoulder and I had a great result. He can articulate complex medical procedures in laymen's terms which put me at ease.
Lake Saint Louis, MO |
Dr. Frisella has always been friendly, pleasant and helpful. Never makes me feel unimportant or that my issues are not worth addressing.
in St Louis, MO |
Outstanding! I was unsure what to expect but Dr. Frisella and his staff have been excellent. Dr. Frisella is extremely talented and his skill has been evident though the quick recovery I have experienced. He took the time to explain what was wrong, what my options were and what to expect with treatment. Any and all questions I had were answered quickly and thoroughly. I highly recommend Advanced Bone and Joint, especially Dr. Frisella.
in St Charles, MO |
Dr. Frisella is extremely knowledgeable, capable, proficient and effective. He made my surgery a priority and from that point on kept us very informed and answered all our questions (I'm an engineer so I have a lot of questions). He was consistently open, honest and positive through the entire year-long recovery process. I have resumed all my activities with no limitations.
in St Louis, MO |
Very knowledgeable and informative.
in St. Peters Mo 63376 |
After surgery my shoulder feels as good as new With the great job Dr Frisella did and physical therapy I feel I'm back to normal Thank you again !!
in St. Peters, MO |
Great surgeon. I've had two successful surgeries in the last three months. Honest with great bedside manner.
St Peters, MO |
dr. frisella was rushed, appeared put-off, and was unwilling to investigate anything once it was determined there was no need for surgery. his lack of interest was evident 10 seconds into the 2 minutes he spent with me.
I take this comment seriously and regret that I appeared rushed and put off. I try to listen to every patient's concerns and perspective and clearly, on the day you visited, I failed. I offer you my sincere apology.
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Dr. Frisella Jr's Care Philosophy

My approach is simple: treat patients as I would want my own family treated. This philosophy allows me to provide cutting-edge treatment options for the best results, but also to approach problems cautiously and to avoid surgery when possible.

Dr. Frisella Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications
    • Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair, 2009
    • Injuries of the Proximal Humerus, 2010
    • Orthopaedic surgeon inducted into academy, 2/22/2011
    • Periprosthetic Humeral Fractures: A Meta-Analysis, 2008
    • Factors Influencing the Outcome of Shoulder Arthroplasty, 2007
    • Basics of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, 2007
    • Early Failure of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, 2008

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Beth Israel Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection