Adam LaBore

Adam LaBore, MD

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology

Chief, Orthopedic Injury Clinic

Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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(314) 514-3500

As a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. LaBore focuses his practice on the conservative care, therapeutic care and management of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Dr. LaBore has special clinical interests in shoulder and hip girdle injuries, therapeutic spine and peripheral joint injections, and electrodiagnostic consultation. He has special interests in shoulder and hip disorders, athletic injuries and workers compensation cases.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Hip dysfunction
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Radicular back pain

Common Procedures

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Peripheral joint injections

Clinical Office Locations

Hospital Affiliations

  • Washington University Orthopedics & Barnes-Jewish Hospital Outpatient Orthopedic Center
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish 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

1. Pinzur MS, LaBore AJ, Bednar M. Peripheral neuropathy in the hands of diabetic patients with lower extremity amputations. Am J Orthop. 2001 Feb;30(2):121-4.

2. LaBore AJ, Weiss DJ. Vastus lateralis strain associated with patellofemoral syndrome: a report of 2 cases. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Apr;84 (4):613-5.

Clinical Interests

Conservative management of all musculoskeletal disorders. Special interests in shoulder and hip disorders, athletic injuries and workers compensation cases.


Dr. LaBore earned his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Loyola University Medical Center and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine where he also served as chief resident. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, he served as an officer with the US Army in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Brook Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. In August of 2004, Dr. LaBore joined Heidi Prather, DO and John P. Metzler, MD on the Washington University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. His practice focuses on the nonoperative care of musculoskeletal injuries, with special interests in shoulder and hip girdle injuries, sports injuries, spinal disorders and spine and peripheral joint injections, electrodiagnostic consultation and the therapeutic, non-operative management of pain.

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Pain Medicine; Independent Medical Examiner

Medical Degree

  • Loyola University - Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pritzker School of Medicine / Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Care Network/ University of Chicago


Conferences and Symposiums


A Study of Patients’ Knowledge of Diagnosis and Treatments. 
Invited Speaker
American Psychological Association’s
A Women’s Health Conference:  Psychosocial and Behavioral Factors in Women’s
Washington, DC
September 1996

Scopolamine Patch as a Medical Intervention for Sudden Emesis in Cerebellar CVA.
Poster Presentation
62nd Annual Assembly
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Physician Examiner
North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
Oral Practical Examination
St. Louis, Missouri
August 2007

Honors and Awards:

  • 2007-2015 Best Doctors in America

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Dr. LaBore’s Office Locations

Washington University Orthopedics – Chesterfield

14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63129


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