Paul S. Lux, MD

Paul S. Lux, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Lux earned his medical degree from Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, then completed an internship in General Surgery at the University of Louisville Hospitals, in Louisville, Kentucky. Following his internship, he then completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at DePaul Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining Washington University Orthopedics, Dr. Lux was in private practice in the St. Louis area for over 26 years. He is well-known local and national speaker on topics of arthritis and joint replacement, and has been a research presenter for the Biomechanical Research Laboratory in which he has produced, published, and presented numerous orthopedic biomechanical and clinical studies both nationally and across Africa, Canada, Europe and Japan. Dr. Lux is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has been a guest speaker at the Norwegian Orthopedic Society, Japanese Orthopedic Society, European Federation of Orthopedic and Tramatology, and Italian Orthopedic Society, and has been consistently listed as a "Best Doctor" by St. Louis Magazine.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Degenerative disorders of the hip and knee

Common Procedures

  • Primary and revision total hip and total knee replacements

Clinical Office Locations

  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

    969 N. Mason Road, Suite 230

    Saint Louis, MO 63141

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Selected Publications

  • Lux PS, Martin JW, and Whiteside LA: Reinfusion of Whole Blood Following Addition of Tobramycin Powder to the Wound During TKA. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 59:175, 1992. Orthopaedic Transactions, 16(3):705, 1992.
  • Otani T, Whiteside LA, Capello WN, White SE, Lux PS: Wiring Technique to Improve Torsional Stability of the Cementless Femoral Component in THA Associated with a Surgically Induced Femoral Fracture. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, 10:172, 1992.
  • Lux PS, White SE, Whiteside LA, and McCarthy DS: The Effect of Centralization of Femoral Stems in Total Hip Arthroplasty on Cement Failure: an Acoustic Emission and Micromotion Analysis. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, 10:164, 1992.
  • Lux PS, White SE, Whiteside LA, and McCarthy DS: The Effect of Centralization of Femoral Stems in Total Hip Arthroplassty on Cement Failure: an Acoustic Emission and Micromotion Analysis. Japanese Orthopaedic Association, 66(2):295, 1992.
  • Whiteside LA, McCarthy DS, White SE, Otani T, and Lux PS: The Effect of Femoral Component Design on Torsional Fixation. Japanese Orthopaedic Association, 66(2):296, 1992.
  • Otani T, Whiteside L, Capello W, White S, and Lux P: Wiring Technique to Improve Torsional Stability of the Cementless Femoral Component in Total Hip Arthroplasty Associated with a Surgically Induced Femoral Fracture. European Congress of Orthopaedics - European Federation of National Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), 1:P19, 1993.
  • Lux P, Martin J, and Whiteside L: Reinfusion of Whole Blood Following Addition of Tobramycin Powder to the Wound During Total Knee Arthroplasty. European Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), 1:P21, 1993.
  • Whiteside L, McCarthy D, White S, Otani T, and Lux P: Effect of Femoral Component Design on Torsional Fixation. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 75-B (Supp II): 101, 1993.
  • Lux P, Otani T, White SE, Capello WN, and Whiteside L: Wiring Technique to Improve Torsional Stability of the Cementless Femoral Component in THA Associated with a Surgically-induced Femoral Fracture. Orthopaedic Transactions, 17(4): 1111, 1993
  • Lux P, Whiteside L, and Martin J: Comparison of Simultaneous vs. Staged Bilateral Total Knee Replacement. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 77-B (Supp II): 182, 1995.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Lux has clinical interests in hip and knee surgery, specializing in arthritis surgery of the hip and knee, and total joint replacements in young patients.

Background

Dr. Lux earned his medical degree from Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, then completed an internship in General Surgery at the University of Louisville Hospitals, in Louisville, Kentucky. Following his internship, he then completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at DePaul Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining Washington University Orthopedics, Dr. Lux was in private practice in the St. Louis area for over 26 years. He is well-known local and national speaker on topics of arthritis and joint replacement, and has been a research presenter for the Biomechanical Research Laboratory in which he has produced, published, and presented numerous orthopedic biomechanical and clinical studies both nationally and across Africa, Canada, Europe and Japan. Dr. Lux is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has been a guest speaker at the Norwegian Orthopedic Society, Japanese Orthopedic Society, European Federation of Orthopedic and Tramatology, and Italian Orthopedic Society, and has been consistently listed as a "Best Doctor" by St. Louis Magazine.

Medical Degree

  • Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Internship

  • General Surgery, University of Louisville Hospitals, Louisville, Kentucky

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Fellowship

  • Adult Orthopedic Reconstruction, DePaul Health Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Doctors in America, 2011-2015
  • America's Top Orthopedic Surgeons, 2011-2015
  • Best Doctors of St. Louis, 2011-2015

Honors and Awards:

  • DePaul Biomechanical Research Laboratory Outstanding Performance Award, December 1990
  • University of Louisville Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Outstanding Research Paper, June 1989
  • Winner: American Orthopaedic Association Resident Writing Competition, 101st Annual Meeting, Hot Springs, Virginia, June 1988
  • Research Fellow, Janssen Research Foundation, Antwerp, Belgium, July 1987-December 1987
  • K. Armand Fischer Award, Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident, June 1987
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Dr. Lux’s Office Locations

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

969 N. Mason Road, Suite 230

Saint Louis, MO 63141

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