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Christopher Palmer, DO
Orthopedic Surgeon Robotic Total Joint Replacement

Dr. Christoper Palmer is a distinguished specialist in Robotic Total Joint Replacement surgery, performing more robotic total joints than anyone in Missouri. Dr. Palmer brings cutting-edge care to the St. Louis area. As the foremost robotic total joint surgeon in Missouri, he boasts a remarkable track record with over 2000 successful procedures. With over six years at Signature Orthopedics St. Louis, Dr. Palmer provides comprehensive care for musculoskeletal disorders. A board member at Steri 3X and a medical consultant at Convatec and Ethicon, he actively contributes to innovative solutions in infection prevention, wound care, and surgical advancements. Holding a D.O. degree from A.T. Still University, a residency at Des Peres Hospital/Saint Louis University, and a bachelor's in microbiology from Weber State University, Dr. Palmer blends medical expertise with a solid foundation in infectious disease research.

Beyond his clinical achievements, he is a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences on orthopedic surgery, infection control, and wound management. Dr. Palmer's commitment extends to improving patient outcomes and advancing orthopedic surgery through innovation, education, and collaboration. His multifaceted skills, including board-level administration and conference speaking, position him as an asset for organizations' strategic vision and growth. Dedicated and compassionate, Dr. Palmer consistently strives for excellence in every facet of his work.


Residency: Des Peres Hospital, Saint Louis University and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

Internship: Des Peres Hospital

Medical School: A.T. Still University/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Areas of Interest

Robotic-Assisted Total Joint Replacement, Minimally Invasive Treatments, Total Joint Replacement, Partial Joint Replacement, Joint Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Trauma

Certifications & Organizations

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certified


  • Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee
  • Joint Replacement Trauma
Locations & Directions
Signature Orthopedics - Fenton
  • 1011 Bowles Avenue
    Suite 100
    Fenton, MO 63026

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Signature Orthopedics - South County
  • 12639 Old Tesson Road
    Suites 100 and 115
    St. Louis, MO 63128

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  • Mercy
  • Old Tesson Surgery Center