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Aki Puryear, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

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1465 South Grand Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63104

400 Medical Plaza

Suite 220

Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

3878 Pershall Road

Ferguson, MO 63135

13000 Butler Crest Drive

St. Louis, MO 63128


Dr. Aki Puryear is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the SLUCare Physician Group. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also an Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Puryear takes special interest in adolescent idiopathic, congenital and neuromuscular scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis.

He specializes in skeletal dysplasia, muscle diseases, cerebral palsy, clubfeet, limb deformity and pediatric hip disease and fractures.

Dr. Puryear was recognized as one of the best doctors in St. Louis Magazine eight years in a row, 2009-2016.

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Medical School:

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine-Ohio


Alfred I. DuPont Institute


University of Michigan


University of Michigan

Certified By:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Hospital Affiliations:

Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital Saint Louis University Hospital St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis

Medical Interests:

Connective tissue disorders and diseases, Cubital tunnel syndrome, Degenerative disc disease, Distal biceps tendon repair, Elbow injuries, Evaluation of surgical options for spinal disorders, Failed back and neck surgeries, Foot and ankle reconstruction and arthroplasty, Foot and limb deformities, Foot drop, Foot infections, Foot injuries and disorders, Fractures and broken bones, Free fibula bone graft, Ganglion cysts, Hand and upper extremity surgery, Hand and wrist injuries, Hip dysplasia, Hip impingement, Hip injuries and disorders, Joint injections, JRA Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Knee injuries, Kyphosis, Legg calve perthes syndrome, Ligament and tendon injuries, Limb length discrepancy, Limb lengthening, Limb reconstruction, Marfan syndrome, Meniscal repair, Mini TightRope procedure, Muscular dystrophy, Muscular sarcoidosis, Musculoskeletal disorders, Myopathy muscle disease, Myositis, Nonunions and malunions, Osgood schlatter disease, Osteoarthritis, Osteochondritis dissecans, Osteogenesis imperfecta brittle bone disease, Osteomyelitis, Osteoporosis, Pediatric orthopedic surgery, Pediatric traumatic injuries, Peripheral entrapment neuropathies, Post polio syndrome, Posterior tibial tendon disorder, Radial head fracture repair, Radial tunnel release, Running injuries, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Scoliosis surgery, Shoulder injuries, Shoulder replacement, Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Soft tissue tumors, Spina bifida, Spinal decompression, Spinal deformities, Spinal disorders, Spinal infections, Spinal instrumentation, Spinal reconstruction, Spinal stenosis, Spinal trauma, Spine and back surgery, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolisthesis reduction surgery, Sports related injuries, Strains and sprains, Synovectomy, Tenotomy, Trigger finger, Wrist fracture fixation, Wrist surgery

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