Devyani Hunt

Devyani Hunt, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology

Chief, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical Director, Washington University Living Well Center

Director, Medical Program for Performing Artists

Co-Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident Musculoskeletal Research Program

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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 Co-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. Dr. Hunt is also a member of the Living Well Center, which is a program that provides patients with a unique treatment approach to help them meet their health and wellness goals.

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

  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

    Medical Office Building 4
    1044 North Mason Road, Suites 110/210
    Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Washington University Orthopedics and 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 

Book Chapters

  • Prather H, Hunt D. Sacroiliac Joint Problems.  In (eds) Guanch C.  Hip and Pelvic Injuries in Sports Medicine.   Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens, Philadelphia. 2010. pp. 200-206.
  • Prather H, Zierenberg A, Hunt D. In (eds) Berry DJ, Lieberman JR.Barry’s Surgery of the Hip. Soft Tissue Pathology: Bursal, Tendon, and Muscle Diseases.  Elsevier Publishing, New York.  To be published in February 2013.
  • 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. 2011. pp. 98-100.
  • 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. 2011. pp. 197-199.
  • Prather H, Hunt D.  In. (eds) Harrast M, Finnoff JT. Pelvis, Hip and Thigh Injuries and Conditions.  Sports Medicine:  Study Guide and Review for Boards.  Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions.  Chapter 24.  Demos Medical Publishing, New York.  2012. pp. 263-275.
  • Prather H, Moley P, Hunt D, Rho M. Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip Pain Associated with Femoroacetabular Impingement. In (eds) Herring SA, Concannon L. Sports Medicine Rehabilitation. SpringerLink Publishing. Oct 2014.

Abstracts

  • 2011, Khoo-Summers LC, Chimenti RL,  Chimenti P, Hunt DM, Prather H, Van Dillen LR.  Who provides healthcare to orchestral musicians for playing-related symptoms? 2011 Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) Annual Meeting, Snowmass, Colorado, USA, July 2011.
  • 2011, Prather H, Khoo-Summers LC, Chimenti RL,  Chimenti P, Hunt DM, Van Dillen LR.  Characteristics of ICSOM members in 1988 versus 2010:  A descriptive comparison. 2011 Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) Annual Meeting, Snowmass, Colorado, USA, July 2011.
  • 2011, Hunt DM, Khoo-Summers LC, Chimenti RL,  Chimenti P, Prather H, Van Dillen LR.  Worker’s compensation and psychosocial factors in professional musicians. 2011 Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) Annual Meeting, Snowmass, Colorado, USA, July 2011.
  • 2011, Prather H, Sheng A, Harris-Hayes, Hunt D, Van Dillen L, Clohisy J.  Hip range of motion for specific hip disorders: An important parameter to assess in patients with low back pain. 2011 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
  • 2012, Prather H, McKeon K, Hunt D, Brophy RH. “The Female Triad (Menstrual Dysfunction, Eating Attitudes, Stress Fractures) in Soccer Athletes.” 2012 American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. Feb 2012.
  • 2012, Prather H, Meyer B, McKeon K, Hunt D, Brophy RH. Menstrual dysfunction, eating attitudes and stress fractures in female soccer athletes. 2012 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, November 21, 2012.
  • 2013, Hunt D, Khoo-Summers L, Stephens A, Prather H. Conservative Care of Skeletally Immature Dancers with Intra-articular, Pre-arthritic Hip Disorders: A Case Series. 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2013.
  • 2014, Hunt, D, James, M, Prather, H, Clohisy, J.  Return to Dance Activity after Hip Preservation Surgery. International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, October 2014, Basel, Switzerland.
  • 2014, Simpson, Hunt D. Sacrococcygeal pain in adolescent soccer player. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, April 2014.
  • 2015, Czuppon S, Prather H, Hunt DM, Steger-May K, Bloom NJ, Clohisy JC, Harris-Hayes M. Are there Sex-Dependent Differences in Hip Range of Motion and Impingement Testing in Asymptomatic College Freshman Athletes? American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2015.
  • 2016, Prather H, Rho M, Reese M, Simpson S, Creighton A, Hunt D. Impairments in Sleep and Anxiety in Patients with Intra-articular, Non-arthritic Hip Pain. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2016.
  • 2018, D. Hunt. Non-operative Management of Athletic Hip Disorders. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Orlando, Florida, April 2018.

 

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 and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Fellowship

  • Musculoskeletal Sports Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Milestones

2020, Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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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