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David J. King, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Orthopaedic Surgery, Specializing in Hip Arthroscopy, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow & Ankle Injuries

Office: (314) 991-2113
Fax: (314) 991-2115

Learn More About David J. King, MD

Dr. King was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of Virginia where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1997 as an honors major in neuroscience. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia in 2001. Dr. King completed a five-year residency in orthopaedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. King completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. His fellowship focused on the treatment of injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee, with a special emphasis on arthroscopic treatment of hip impingement, labral tears, cartilage injuries and other abnormalities. He spent extensive time training with Dr. Marc Philippon, a pioneer in hip arthroscopy. While in Vail, Dr. King provided care for the United States Ski and Snowboard teams. In addition, he performed hip arthroscopy on numerous professional athletes in the NFL, Premier Soccer League, and NHL.

Dr. King has extensive and specialized training in orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine, and hip arthroscopy. His emphasis is on arthroscopic and open surgery of the hip, shoulder, elbow, and knee. Dr. King has a unique interest in arthroscopic treatment of hip pathology that may one day be shown to prevent or delay the onset of hip arthritis in adolescents, young adults, and adult hips. He addresses hip impingement and labral tears with arthroscopic labral repair, using bioabsorbable bone anchors similar to those used in shoulder surgery. He also removes the bony abnormalities associated with this condition entirely through the arthroscope. Dr. King also performs total joint replacement for patients with advanced hip arthritis that cannot be treated with arthroscopy.

Dr. King recently served as an Associate Master Instructor at the AANA Hip Arthroscopy Course in Chicago. He was involved in teaching and instructing other board-certified orthopaedic surgeons in the techniques of hip arthroscopy and hip labral repair.

Throughout his academic career, Dr. King has had substantial involvement in orthopaedic research. Specific projects have focused on advances in hip arthroscopy, cartilage regeneration, shoulder replacement surgery and lower extremity deformity correction. His studies have been published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Techniques in Sports Medicine and Techniques in Arthroplasty and also earned him the Leonard Marmor Foundation Award while at

Education

Undergraduate School
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – Bachelor of Arts in 1997 as an honors major in Neuroscience

Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Residency
Washington University School of Medicine/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO – Five-year residency in orthopaedic surgery

Fellowship
Sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, CO

Professional Affiliations

  • AAOS – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • ABOS – The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • ISHA – The Hip Preservation Society

Support Staff

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Drew was born and raised in St. Louis. After graduating from De Smet Jesuit High School in 2005 he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Truman State University in 2009. He graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Missouri State University in 2012. After working with an orthopaedic surgeon for two years in Springfield, Missouri, he joined Motion Orthopaedics in 2014 and Dr. King in 2019.

Drew assists Dr. King with all aspects of his practice. He acts as first assist for all surgical procedures and acts in tandem with Dr. King during clinic. His training allows him to evaluate, treat, prescribe medications and perform minor office procedures such as injections autonomously.

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Scott has worked with Dr. King since 2015. Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Scott obtained an Associate’s Degree at Williston State College in North Dakota. From there he went on to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion and Wellness and Biology at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri where he also played on their NCAA Division II baseball team. He received his Master’s Degree in Saint Louis University’s Physician Assistant Program in 2014.

Scott assists Dr. King in all aspects of his practice including the evaluation and treatment of new and established patients. He acts as first assist in surgery and performs injections in clinic.

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Stephanie has been a Medical Assistant with Dr. King since 2009. She assists with all aspects of the practice including appointment, MRI and surgery scheduling.

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Jen joined Dr. King’s team in 2021 and assists with all aspects of the practice. She has been with Motion since 2014 holding multiple roles prior to joining Dr. King’s team.

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Cynthia has been a Medical Assistant with Dr. King since 2014. She assists with all aspects of the practice including appointment, MRI and surgery scheduling.

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