Blake E. Peterson, M.D.

Blake E. Peterson, M.D.


Hip, Knee, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine

Fellowship-trained adult reconstruction specialist Dr. Blake Peterson specializes in joint replacement and has extensive surgical expertise in hip and knee replacements, including anterior hip replacement, partial and total knee replacement, and outpatient joint replacement surgery as well as complex and revision hip and knee surgery. He also offers nonoperative treatments for a variety of orthopedic conditions.

Dr. Peterson was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri. He graduated in 2008 from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, with his Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Dr. Peterson earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri. After completing his medical degree, he stayed in Columbia to undergo an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. After finishing his residency training, Dr. Peterson went to Alexandria, Virginia, where he received advanced training in hip and knee replacement through an adult reconstruction fellowship at the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic.

Dr. Peterson is dedicated to getting each of his patients back to their active lifestyles and finds that the most rewarding part of his practice is seeing his patients become pain-free and able to start doing the things they love again.

Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Peterson likes to spend time outdoors with his family and keep active by cycling and running.

Dr. Peterson is available to see patients at our Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Please use the buttons below to get more information on the different joint replacement procedures Dr. Peterson performs.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, Columbia, MO
  • Adult Reconstruction Fellowship: Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic, Alexandria, VA

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Fellow
  • Missouri State Orthopaedic Association

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Mosaic Life Care
  • St. Joseph Center for Outpatient Surgery


  • Advanced Robotic Surgery, Orthopedics, ROSA Knee
“He was on time to the room; he explained all the options I had with my knee and made sure I had all my questions answered. When it is time for the surgery, I will be back.”
– Cindy L.
  • Peterson B.E., Murtha Y.M., Crist B.E. "Open Dislocation of the Knee with Draining Urine: A Case Report." Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Case Connector, vol. 3, no. 1, 2013.

  • Uppal H.S., Peterson B.E., Misfeldt M.L., Della Rocca G.J., Volgas D.A., Murtha Y.M., Stannard J.P., Choma T.J., Crist, B.D. "The viability of cells obtained using the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator system and in bone graft from the iliac crest." The Bone & Joint Journal, vol. 95-B, no. 9, 2013, pp. 1269 – 1274.

  • Thompson S.F., Peterson B.E., Aggarwal A. "Acute, recurrent total knee dislocation: Polyethylene dislocation and malreduction." Arthroplasty Today, 2015, pp. 7 – 10.

  • Peterson B.E., Jiwanlal A.M., Della Rocca G.J., Crist B.D. "Orthopaedic Trauma and Aging: It Isn’t Just About Mortality." Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, vol. 6, no. 1, 2015, pp. 33 – 36.

  • Peterson B.E., Bal S., Aggarwal A., Crist B.D. "Novel Technique: Knee Arthrodesis Using Trabecular Metal Cones with Intramedullary Nailing and Intramedullary Autograft." The Journal of Knee Surgery, vol. 29, no. 6, 2015, pp. 510 – 515.

  • Martino J., Peterson B.E., Thompson S., Cook J.L., Aggarwal A. "Day of Week and Surgery Location Effects on Stay Length and Cost for Total Joint Arthroplasty: Academic versus Orthopaedic-Specific Hospital." The Journal of Knee Surgery, 2017.

  • James C.R., Peterson B.E., Crim J.R., Cook J.L., Crist B.D. "The Use of Fluoroscopy During Direct Anterior Hip Arthroplasty: Powerful or Misleading?" The Journal of Arthroplasty, vol. 33, no. 6, 2018, pp. 1775 – 1779.