Colleen E. Glisson, MD

Colleen E. Glisson

Contact Information

  • Office 314-983-4700
  • After Hours 314-983-4700
  • Orthopedics NOW! Urgent Orthopedic Care 314-983-4750
  • Fax 314-692-9862


Main Location

Signature Orthopedics - West County
845 North New Ballas Court
Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63141
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Hospital Affiliations

Mercy Hospital St. Louis
Progress West Hospital
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital

Areas of Interest

Hand Surgery, Upper Extremity Surgery, Arm, Elbow, Basal Joint Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve Entrapment), De Quervain's Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Epicondylitis, Hand Injuries, Scaphoid Injuries and Conditions (Wrist Injuries), Wrist Arthroscopy, Wrist Fractures


Dr. Glisson is board-certified in orthopedic surgery. She specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremities.

Outside of work, Dr. Glisson enjoys spending time with her family, being a Girl Scout leader, and running.

Dr. Glisson accepts all major insurances. For more information go to our Insurance page.


Fellowship: Combined Hand Surgery, Tufts Medical Center
Residency: University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Certifications & Organizations

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • Video Transcript

    Hi, I’m Dr. Colleen Glisson. I’m a fellowship trained hand and upper extremity specialists with Signature Orthopedics West County. I did my residency training at the University of Minnesota and my fellowship in Boston.

    I focus on all areas of hand surgery from carpal tunnel to trigger fingers to fractures of the wrist, elbow, and hand as well as arthritis and tendonitis. I’m currently the only physician at Signature Orthopedics West County who’s doing collagenase injections for Dupuytren’s disease.

    I grew up in the St. Louis area and I’m happy to be practicing here, raising my two children with my husband. I enjoy my job because I like working with patients and helping their hands to function better. I also enjoy the complex anatomy of the hand and teaching patients about this.

"I was an engineer before going to medical school. I love orthopedics because it combines the mechanical problem-solving of engineering with interacting and helping patients."

Colleen Glisson, MD