Over the next two days, shoulder surgeons from across the country will come to Houston for the 62nd Annual Edward T. Smith Orthopaedic Lectureship, entitled “A Comprehensive Approach to the Shoulder: Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty, and Fracture Care”. Dr. Gregory is one of the course directors for this meeting, and organized this conference to provide regional surgeons the opportunity to hear from nationally and internationally experts regarding the management of common shoulder conditions. Dr. Gregory specifically will be discussing several topics, including using stem cells and PRP to augment rotator cuff repair, managing arthritis in the young patient, and using reverse shoulder replacements to treat severe shoulder fractures.
Dr. Gregory is a well-respected orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the management and surgical treatment of shoulder and elbow problems. His general philosophy is to educate patients and partner with them to provide the highest quality care for their shoulder or elbow complaints. He prides himself on the following:
Recently, Dr. Gregory’s research on outpatient shoulder replacement was nominated for the Charles S. Neer Award, which is awarded by the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) for the top research study of the year. Nomination is a prestigious honor, and highlights research projects that have the potential to change the field of shoulder and elbow surgery.
In an interview for Orthopedics Today, Dr. Gregory discussed his findings that outpatient shoulder replacement is substantially less expensive that the equivalent inpatient surgery. The goal is that Dr. Gregory’s research will help orthopaedic surgeons and policy makers find a better way to take care of patients with shoulder arthritis at a lower cost.