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Dr. Lyndon Gross, MD, PhD


11330 Olive Blvd Ste 150 Creve Coeur MO, 63141


Dr. Lyndon Gross is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He is board certified in both orthopedics and sport medicine with 25+ years' experience with a wide range of knowledge and experience with common and complex conditions of the shoulder, elbow and knee. Dr. Gross is also a Team Physician for the St. Louis Cardinals, The St. Louis Bombers (rugby) and Lindbergh High School.

Education and Training

Cornell University B.S. Microbiology 1986

State University of New York M.D., Ph.D Molecular Biology 1993

Board Certification

Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS

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Dr. Lyndon Gross, MD, PhD
Dr. Lyndon Gross, MD, PhD's Expert Contributions
  • How can I fix a tennis elbow?

    In the majority of cases lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow can be treated with medication, modalities and physical therapy program. Occasional surgical intervention may be necessary. An evaluation by a health care physician can aid in the treatment of tennis elbow. READ MORE

  • How do you fix shoulder pain?

    The first step should be an evaluation by a health care physician for the cause of your shoulder pain. With appropriate diagnosis a treatment plan can be established to treat your shoulder pain. READ MORE

  • Can shoulder impingement improve on its own?

    The pain from shoulder impingement can improve over time, but may wax and wain. Evaluation by a health care physician and appropriate diagnosis as to the cause of the shoulder impingement can aid in treatment options to improve shoulder pain and function READ MORE

  • Are there any injections for knee pain?

    There are injections that can be used in the treatment of knee pain based on the diagnosis. READ MORE

  • Is it better to rest or exercise a frozen shoulder?

    In the majority of cases adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder can be treated non-operatively with medications and formal physical therapy program. READ MORE

  • Can I exercise with shoulder impingement?

    Yes, you can exercise with shoulder impingement, but certain exercises are more appropriate than others to help improve your shoulder. In most cases a good supervised physical therapy program followed by a home exercise program will improve your shoulder and allow you to return to activities. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Shoulder, Elbow, KneeSports MedicineWorkers' Compensation

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Saint Louis University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2003 - 2009

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons  
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine  
  • American Medical Association  
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America  
  • American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians  
  • St. Louis Orthopaedic Society  


  • American Sports Medicine Institute - Sports Medicine  

Dr. Lyndon Gross, MD, PhD's Practice location


201 S. Mt. Auburn Ste C -
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
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New patients: 314-782-1994
Fax: 314-948-9011


11330 Olive Blvd Ste 150 -
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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New patients: 314-782-1994
Fax: 314-948-9011

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Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Lyndon Gross, who serves patients in Missouri.

Dr. Gross is a dual board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to participation in sports and/or exercise in patients of all ages. His area of specialty is sports medicine, specifically ailments of the shoulder, knee and elbow.

Currently with OrthoMO, Dr. Gross performs advanced arthroscopic, joint reconstruction and cartilage restoration procedures, as well as shoulder and knee joint replacement surgery. He and the staff have truly raised the expectations of orthopedic care by treating their patients with compassion and flexibility in an effort to make the process of returning them to activities as convenient as possible.

Dr. Gross serves as the Team Physician for Lindbergh High School and the St. Louis Bombers-Rugby. His role extends to being a Team Orthopedist for the St. Louis Cardinals, a position that has earned him the honor of possessing two coveted World Series rings.

His other hospital and surgery center affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Frontenac Surgery and Spine Center and Orthopedic Surgery Center of Creve Coeur.

Beginning his high school education at Bishop Kearney High School, Dr. Gross pursued his undergraduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Following this, he advanced to graduate school at the State University of New York in Brooklyn, New York. His medical education continued at the said establishment.

Subsequently, Dr. Gross completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Finally, he embarked on a sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama under Dr. William Clancy and Dr. James Andrews.

His commitment to excellence in sports medicine led him to become one of the first orthopedic surgeons in the St. Louis area to obtain a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopedic Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) in 2009. This certification, coupled with his fellowship training, is the gold standard in the provision of sports medicine care.

Among his professional affiliations, Dr. Gross is an esteemed member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, the St. Louis Orthopedic Society, and the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association.

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Recognized by his peers for his exceptional medical expertise, Dr. Gross has been consistently selected as one of the Best Doctors in America since 2007, a distinction granted to just 5% of practicing physicians in the United States. His contributions to the field of orthopedics and sports medicine are reflected in multiple publications, book chapters, and numerous presentations. Among these, his notable presentation to the International Olympic Committee in 2011 on the topic of Injury & Illness Prevention in Sports stands out.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Dr. Gross brings a unique perspective to his work, having been a former athlete himself. He garnered several accolades in Football and Rugby, including the 1986 Coaches Award for Cornell Football, honored as recipient of Ivy League Football Association Award and representing the USA Rugby East Sevens All Star Team from 1991 to 1992. His personal athletic background equips him with a profound understanding of the intricacies and dynamics involved in treating athletes.

As an African-American, Dr. Gross is proud to be a minority physician, one of the few practicing in St. Louis. His dedication to fostering diversity in the medical field is evident through his involvement in various minority mentorship programs, including Youth Life Line.

In his free time, Dr. Gross enjoys traveling and is an avid cyclist and wine collector. He has a beautiful wife Heather Ewald, a son named Jordan, a stepdaughter named Ezra and a Pomsky named Emrys.

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