Andrew C. Spitzfaden, M.D.
Dr. Spitzfaden was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from St. Louis Country Day School in 1992. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Miami University in Ohio in 1996, and he graduated from University of Missouri - Columbia Medical School in 2000. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery internship and residency at St. Louis University Hospital in 2005 and then entered private practice. He worked for several years after his training with SLU orthopedic surgery residents as an attending on the Orthopedic Trauma Call Team. He joined Woods Mill Orthopedics in 2009 and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the St. Louis Orthopedic Society. His hospital affiliations include St. Luke’s Hospital, St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, and St. Mary’s Hospital.
Dr. Spitzfaden’s practice interests encompass sports medicine and joint reconstruction, along with other common general orthopedic conditions. He enjoys knee and shoulder arthroscopic procedures including rotator cuff repair, labral repair, SLAP repair, ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, and articular cartilage surgery. He also enjoys both hip and knee joint replacement surgery. He had extensive fracture care training in residency and was involved with Level I Trauma coverage at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center. He treats fractures of both the upper and lower extremities and continues to enjoy this exciting part of his practice.
Dr. Spitzfaden has been the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School Team Physician since 2005. He has presented Orthopedic Surgery topics to local organizations such as the Lutheran Senior Services, St. Louis Suburban School Nurses Association, local senior church organizations, and he participated in the 2010 St. Luke's Girls Night Out Event where he fielded questions on common female orthopedic conditions. In 2010, he wrote an article for the St. Louis Post Dispatch discussing the management of “Runner’s Knee” and a second article dealing with the prevention and management of hip fractures in the aging population. Dr. Spitzfaden strongly believes in educating his patients on both the nonsurgical and surgical treatment options for their orthopedic conditions so they can make informed decisions regarding their care. He welcomes and encourages patient questions about their treatment plan, while providing ample time during the office visit for discussion.
Internship & Residency