Jeffrey Nepple

Jeffrey Nepple, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Director, Young Athlete Center

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Dr. Nepple specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, and is the Director of the Washington University and St. Louis Children's Young Athlete Center. He has clinical interests in adolescent and young adult hip disorders, including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labral tears and slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) with a specific focus on minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for the treatment of hip disorders. Dr. Nepple also has clinical interests in pediatric and adolescent knee disorders, including osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, meniscal tears and patellar instability/dislocations.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • ACL injuries
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Labral tears
  • Meniscal tears
  • OCD
  • Patellar instability
  • Pediatric sports medicine
  • Young adult hip disorders

Common Procedures

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Labral repair
  • Meniscal repair
  • Osteoplasty

Clinical Office Locations 

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Children

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Selected Publications

Research Interests

Dr. Nepple has research interests in young adult hip disorders and pediatric sports medicine.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Nepple specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, and is the Director of the Washington University and St. Louis Children's Young Athlete Center. He has clinical interests in adolescent and young adult hip disorders, including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labral tears and slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) with a specific focus on minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for the treatment of hip disorders. Dr. Nepple also has clinical interests in pediatric and adolescent knee disorders, including osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, meniscal tears and patellar instability/dislocations.

Background

Dr. Nepple received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He did a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, at Washington University School of Medicine, then went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Steadman Clinic/Steadman-Philippon Research Institute as well as a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Nepple was a team physician for the United States Olympic Ski Team, and assists with team physician coverage for the St. Louis Blues. Dr. Nepple is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy.

Medical Degree

  • Washington University School of Medicine

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Fellowship

  • Sports Medicine, The Steadman Clinic/Steadman-Philippon Research Institute
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics, Washington University School of Medicine

Graduate Degree

  • Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation, Washington University in St. Louis

Milestones

2013 International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Basic Research Award (co-author), October 12, 2013 Munich, Germany. "The Influence of Pelvic Tilt on Common Acetabular Parameters and Range of Motion in Patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement"

Richard N. Villar Trainee Excellence in Research Award, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, October 12, 2013, Munich, Germany. "The Effect of an Acetabular Labral Tear, Repair, Resection, and Reconstruction on the Hip Fluid Seal"

2013 AAOS/ORS/OREF Clinician Scholar Development Program, September 26-28, 2013, Chicago, IL

Scientific Advisory Committee Fellow Research Award, Steadman-Philippon Research Institute, July 26, 2013

Resident Research Award, Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, June 15, 2012

2012 AAOS/ORS FAI Research Symposium Young Investigator Award, May 9-11, 2012, Chicago, IL

2011 AOSSM NCAA Research Award, "Previous Knee Surgery a Risk Factor for Knee Articular Cartilage Lesions Among College Football Athletes in the NFL Combine"

Washington University School of Medicine, Brookings and Carter Research Award, 2007

Washington University School of Medicine, Southern Medical Association Student Scholarship, 2005

Washington University School of Medicine, Scholars in Medicine Scholarship, 2005

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