Christine C. Piper, MD

Christine C. Piper

Contact Information

  • Office 636-561-0871
  • After Hours 636-474-0633
  • Fax 636-561-5031


Main Location

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon
9323 Phoenix Village Pkwy
O'Fallon, MO 63368
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Other Locations

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters
112 Piper Hill Drive
Suite 6
St. Peters, MO 63376

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Progress West Hospital
SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis

Areas of Interest

Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty, Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty, Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty, Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Fractures, Total Elbow Arthroplasty, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Ligament Reconstruction, Shoulder Arthritis, Elbow Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Tears, Calcific Tendinitis, Labral Tears, Frozen Shoulder, Tendon Ruptures, Shoulder Separation/AC Separation, Biceps Tendon Tears, Fractures, Nerve Entrapment, Avascular Necrosis, Bursitis, Shoulder and Elbow Instability


Dr. Christine Piper is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in shoulder and elbow conditions.

"I fell in love with shoulder and elbow surgery for two main reasons: the anatomy, and the procedural variety," Dr. Piper says. "As a shoulder and elbow specialist, I perform joint replacements, arthroscopic surgery, nerve related procedures, and fix fractures."

Dr. Piper accepts all major insurances. For more information, please visit our Insurance page.

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Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC
Medical Degree: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA


  • Research

    “Posterior Labral Injury Secondary to Hill Sachs Lesion following Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability: An Under-appreciated Diagnosis” Christine Piper MD, John Gabriel Horneff III MD, Kelsey Young MD, G. Russell Huffman MD

    “Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction using cortical button fixation– a biomechanical study” Christine Piper MD, Russell Huffman MD, Michael Hast Ph.D.

    “Presentation and Outcomes in Patients with Long Thoracic Nerve Palsy or Spinal Accessory Nerve Palsy” Helen Yiu PT, Joseph Kearns PT, Christine Piper MD, Martin Kelly PT

    “Management of Subscapularis Insufficiency following Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty” Christine Piper MD, John Gabriel Horneff III MD, Andrew Kuntz MD, David Glaser MD

    “Factors Influencing Survivorship of Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty” Christine Piper, MD, Andrew Neviaser, MD

  • Publications

    Piper, C. C., Hughes, A. J., Ma, Y., Wang, H., & Neviaser, A. S. (2018). Operative versus nonoperative treatment for the management of full-thickness rotator cuff tears: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery, 27(3), 572-576.

    Falk, D., Hoy, M., Vora, D., & Piper, C. (2017). A Comparison of Narcotic Usage and Length of Post-Operative Hospital Stay in Open Versus Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion.

    Vosbikian, M., O’Neil, J. T., Piper, C., Huang, R., & Raikin, S. M. (2017). Outcomes After Percutaneous Reduction and Fixation of Low-Energy Lisfranc Injuries. Foot & ankle international, 38(7), 710-715.

    Dreger, T., Place, H., Mattingly, T., Piper, C., & Brechbuehler, J. (2017). Analysis of Cervical Angiograms in Cervical Spine Trauma Patients, Does it Make a Difference?. Clinical spine surgery, 30(5), 232-235.

    Piper, C. C., Yeo, C. J., & Cowan, S. W. (2014). Roscoe Reid Graham (1890 to 1948): a Canadian pioneer in general surgery. The American Surgeon, 80(5), 431-433

    Aynardi, M., Pedowitz, D. I., Saffel, H., Piper, C., & Raikin, S. M. (2013). Outcome of nonoperative management of displaced oblique spiral fractures of the fifth metatarsal shaft. Foot & ankle international, 34(12), 1619-1623.

  • Chapters

    Piper, C. and Neviaser, A. (2020) Lateral Clavicle Fractures. In: Garrigues, Skeletal Trauma of the Upper Extremity, 1st ed. [anticipated publication Spring 2021]

    Piper, C. and Neviaser, A. (2018). Rotator Cuff Tear Arthroplasty: Open Surgical Treatment with Reverse Shoulder. In: R. Neviaser and D. Lee, ed., Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, pp.113-118.

    Drazin, D., Lagman, C., Piper, C., Kappel, A., & Kim, T. T. (2018). Surgical Approaches for Degenerative Lumbar Stenosis. The Spine Handbook, 349.

    Smith, E., Piper, C. and O'Brien, J. (2018). Fixed Sagittal Imbalance. In: S. Garfin, F. Eismont, G. Bell, C. Bono and J. Fischgrund, ed., Rothman-Simeone and Herkowitz’s The Spine, 7th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, pp.1261-1272.