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Michael Burns, MD

Dr. Burns is an orthopedic surgeon in the Saint Louis area. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Washington and 3 more hospitals.
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Dr. Burns saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more repetitive stress injury (RSI) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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2.3k doctors
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Dr. Burns saw more torn meniscus patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more sprained joint patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more spine condition patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more back problems patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more pinched nerve patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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1.4k doctors
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Dr. Burns saw more sprained knee patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more sprained neck patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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7.4k doctors
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Dr. Burns saw more sciatica patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more foot condition patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more broken bone patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more sprained ankle patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more sprained foot patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more spondylosis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more broken foot patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more sprained leg patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more back pain patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more frozen shoulder patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more sprained hip patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more tendonitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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3.0k doctors
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Dr. Burns saw sprained back patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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1.7k doctors
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Dr. Burns saw spondylolisthesis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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368 doctors
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Dr. Burns saw more stress fracture patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more neck pain patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Burns saw more Achilles tendinitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Burns’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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repeat knee replacement rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Burns’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Burns’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Burns’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Burns’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Burns sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Old Tesson Surgery Center
12639 Old Tesson Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63128
435 miles away
St John's Mercy Imaging Services
621 S New Ballas Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63141
432 miles away
SSM Rehabilitation Hospital at St Mary's Health Center
1027 Bellevue Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63117
427 miles away

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Credentials
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1979

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery
    3. Sports Medicine

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Burns is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Mercy Hospital Washington
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    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Progress West Hospital
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    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • St John's Mercy Mobile Mammography Van - Mobile
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Progress West Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health Plan
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield