Total Joint Replacement (TJR)

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint, which is designed to move just like a healthy joint.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

MIS Joint Replacement offers important advantages, requiring smaller incisions and potentially causing less trauma, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and less scarring than traditional techniques.

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Shoulder Arthroscopy

Many shoulder procedures can now be performed arthroscopically, as outpatients and with less post operative pain. Arthroscopic techniques allow for precise visualization of the shoulder using small incisions.

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Patient Testimonials

Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!

Florence W.

  • Surgery

“I want to thank you sincerely for taking me under your care as a new patient. Thank you for listening, for caring, and for helping me work through my pain. Thank you for your expertise. Now I know why your patients rave about you.”


  • Consultation

“I have the highest regard for you as a person and a doctor - you are a REAL doctor - that is, one who cares and spends time with the patient, and has respect, all that BESIDES doing a good job! Thank you for all your time and willingness to learn about a new procedure.”

James S.

  • Surgery

“I have been pain-free since August 15, 2011 - Total Rt Hip Replacement Surgery. I'm biking 50-70 miles per week and I feel great !!”

Louan Warner

  • total Stryker knee replacement

“Dr. Shepperson I don't know how I can ever say "thank you" enough for giving me my life back. I can now do things that I have not been able to do for several years due to pain. Now I am totally pain free and enjoying my time with my family. From the beginning I set foot in your office to the day I was released I had one of the best experiences of my life. Again I say THANK YOU. Sincerely, Louan Warner”

Phyllis Anderson

  • right, left knee replacement.

“Dr Shepperson is a man of integrity and a caring physician. He replaced both my knees. I am using them with much success and enjoyment. Thank you Dr Shepperson.”

Bonny R

  • Surgery

“I started going to Dr. Shepperson about two years ago with knee pain. His suggestion was to start with injections approximately every three months, which really were great, relieving the pain. However, after eighteen months and all the wear and deterioration of the knee the injection no longer relieved the pain. It was up to me if surgery was the next step. I was not pushed to that decision. I was very happy with the doctor and his profession office staff and I only heard good things about them. Three months ago I had the knee replacement surgery. Now I walk a lot, do stairs and routine activities with very little or no pain. Each day life gets better. I appreciate the work of Dr. Shepperson and his staff.”


  • knee replacement

“My experience with Dr. Shepperson and his staff was a good one. I had a total knee replacement in Novemenber 2012. I believe it was his knowledge and expertise that allowed me to recover so quickly. I highly recommend Dr. Shepperson for any orthopedic care.”

Alice R.

  • left and right knee replacement

“Dr. Shepperson is amazing! His care and compassion is matched only be his skill and expertise. I am grateful to have been in the care of such a wonderful physician.”

Susan Maliszewski

  • knee replacement

“At every appointment and at the hospital he was very concerned about my questions and my well-being.

He also called me himself the day before the surgery to see if I had any more questions.

I would be very happy to recommend him to other patients as an outstanding orthopeadic surgeon.”

Tonya Ryan

  • Rt shoulder/both knees
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“I have been going to Dr. Shepperson since 2008. He is such a great & caring doctor that many of my family members go to him now. He did a complete knee replacement on rt knee 10-30-2012 and am very happy with it, unfortunately my left knee started acting up with a vengence. 8-16-2013, yesterday, and this morning I woke up and the pain is GONE!! Mind you, that the flesh/wound is sore as he had to cut out material, do some grinding (n i think i see a small screw) as well as stitch, but the pain that had me waking several times a night crying in pain is gone! Dr. Shepp n his crew are and always will be My Heros!! Everyone of his staff takes the time to really get to know you by name,face and case! At his office, they treat you with the kind of care that we ALL need n desire from our healthcare workers! I would and do recommend Dr. Shepperson and his staff to everyone! When you look up the word Doctor, his picture should be there with many other fine physicians I have been blessed to have!! Thank you Dr. Shepperson for giving me some kind of life back”


  • Total Knee Replacement
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“ Many of my friends have had total knee replacement conducted by different doctors throughout St. Louis and River bend Area. I chose Dr. Shepperson because I had doctored with him on occasion when his office was in Alton. I knew when I was ready to do this, he would be my choice; I trusted him totally. He has such compassion to help individuals and give them back the quality of life they once knew. I cannot say enough about the experience I had and how well everything went. In comparison others I know that have had total knee, my recovery was much faster. I tribute that to Dr. Sheppersonâs expertise and follow up regimen. I would highly recommend him, you can tell he loves what he does, and does it very well. Prior to this surgery, my friends called me âstep, dragâ, the way I walked because of my bad knee. Today, I am 60 years old, back to work, and enjoying my family and grandkids. Andâ