Devyani Hunt

Devyani Hunt, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology

Director, Medical Program for Performing Artists

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Dr. Hunt’s clinical interests include the conservative management of all musculoskeletal conditions and injuries with a special interest in young adult hip problems, performing arts medicine, and female athletes. This includes injuries related to dancers, musicians and pregnancy related problems. Dr. Hunt is the Director of the Medical Program for Performing Artists, focusing on musculoskeletal disorders for artists, and served as a team physician for Saint Louis Athletica in 2008-2009 season.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Low back pain in pregnancy
  • Lumbar herniated disc
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic floor pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

Common Procedures

  • Electromyography
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound for some procedures
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Synvisc injections

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    4921 Parkview Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

    13001 N Outer Forty Rd., Suite 1C

    Town and Country, MO 63017

  • Washington University Orthopedics / Chesterfield

    14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

  • Center for Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

    Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

    4921 Parkview Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Washington University Orthopedics & Barnes-Jewish Hospital Outpatient Orthopedic Center
  • Missouri Baptist Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Selected Publications

Reviewed Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • 1. Prather H, Hunt D.Sacroiliac Joint Pain. In (eds) Guanch C and Meyers W. Hip and Pelvic Injuries in Sports Medicine. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens, Philadelphia. In press February 2009.
  • 2. Prather H, Hunt D. Hip Labral Injury. In (eds) Micheo W. Common Problems in Rehabilitation Medicine: Musculoskeletal, Sport and Occupational Medicine. Demos Medical Publishing, New York. In press January 2009.
  • 3. Prather H, Hunt D. Sacroiliac Joint Pain. In (eds) Micheo W. Common Problems in Rehabilitation Medicine: Musculoskeletal, Sport and Occupational Medicine. Demos Medical Publishing, New York. In press January 2009.

Abstracts

  • 2004 Hunt D; Bunyak A; Fitzgerald C, Herniated Nucleus Pulposus in Pregnancy: A Case Series. 5th World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain; Melbourne, Australia
  • 2004 Hunt, D; Bunyak A; Fitzgerald C, Pubic Symphysis Separation in Pregnancy. 5th World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain Melbourne, Australia
  • 2007 Prather H; Hunt D; Fournie A; Clohisy J, Early Intra-articular Hip Pathology Presenting With Posterior Pelvic and Groin Pai.; 6th World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain; Barcelona, Spain
  • 2008 Nunley R; Hunt D; Prather H; Schoenecker P; Clohisy J, Early, Symptomatic Acetabular Dysplasia: Are we making the diagnosis? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, California
  • 2008 Carlisle J; Shia D; Zebala L; Morgan P; Prather H; Hunt D; Clohisy J, Intraobserver and Interobserver Reliability in the Assessment of Plain Radiographs in the Adult Hip. Mid-America
    Orthopaedic Association, 26th Annual Meeting, Championsgate,
    Florida.
  • 2008 Clohisy J; Hunt D; Hinkle S; Schoenecker P; Prather H, Young Adults with Hip Disorders have Disease-specific Alterations in Step Activity. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, California
  • 2008 Hunt D, Prather H, Clohisy J, Harris MH, What is the Efficacy of Non- operative Treatment for Early, Intra-articular Hip Disease? Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Championsgate, Florida
  • 2008 Lynnette Khoo-Summers, MSPT; Devyani Hunt, MD; Heidi Prather, DO; Linda Van Dillen, PT, PhD, Hip lateral rotation and first position: to measure in prone or not to measure in prone, that is
    the question. International Association of Dance Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • 2008 Lynnette Khoo-Summers, MSPT; Devyani Hunt, MD; Heidi Prather DO; Linda Van Dillen, PT, PhD, Measurement of tibiofemoral rotation and the relationship of tibiofemoral rotation to first position turnout. International Association of Dance Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • 2009 Nunley RM, Hunt D, Prather H, Shoenecker P, Clohisy JC. Symptomatic Acetabular Dysplasia in the Young Adult: Are we making the diagnosis? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2009 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Research Interests

Dr. Hunt has focused her research interests on the young adult hip and performing arts medicine.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hunt’s clinical interests include the conservative management of all musculoskeletal conditions and injuries with a special interest in young adult hip problems, performing arts medicine, and female athletes. This includes injuries related to dancers, musicians and pregnancy related problems. Dr. Hunt is the Director of the Medical Program for Performing Artists, focusing on musculoskeletal disorders for artists, and served as a team physician for Saint Louis Athletica in 2008-2009 season.

Background

Dr. Hunt earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University Medical School, where she was involved with the medical program for the performing arts. Dr. Hunt completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal medicine and interventional spine care in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Her practice focuses on interventional spine care, women's musculoskeletal health and performing arts medicine. Dr. Hunt sees patients at the Center for Advanced Medicine on the Washington University medical campus and the Sports and Orthopaedic Center in West St. Louis county.

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Pain Medicine

Medical Degree

  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Residency

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Fellowship

  • Musculoskeletal Sports Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Milestones

2013 Director, Medical Program for Performing Artists

2008-2009 Team Physician, St. Louis Athletica, Professional Woman’s Soccer

Honors and Awards:

  • 1994 – 1995 Research Grant Award Department of Kinesiology University of Texas at Austin
  • 2002 – 2003 Meyer S. Gunther Award “Presented to the second year resident who displays the art of listening, understanding, and interacting with patients” Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • 2003 – 2004 Kovler Family Resident Award “In recognition of commitment to teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration” Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • 2007-2008 Scott F. Nadler, DO Research Grant “Clinical Outcomes Analysis of Treatment for Early IntraArticular Hip Disease” Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR); 2009-Present, Best Doctors in America
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Dr. Hunt’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

Barnes Jewish Hospital

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 N Outer Forty Rd., Suite 1C

Town and Country, MO 63017

Washington University Orthopedics – Chesterfield

14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Center for Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

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