As part of Dr. Gregory’s community outreach, he educates about new and exciting treatment used to manage shoulder pain. Treatment of shoulder pain usually starts with non-operative measures such as activity modification or physical therapy. If pain persists, injections may be used. Corticosteroid injections are the mainstay of treatment, but treatment such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells are currently being investigated as well. In some cases when pain persists, surgery may be necessary. Dr. Gregory highlighted modern advances in techniques for rotator cuff repair, total shoulder replacement, and reverse shoulder replacement.
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:
After an exciting Masters Tournament, many people have golfing on their mind. While you may not play golf like the pros, it’s possible to get injured like them. In the “Everyday Wellness” blog, Dr. Gregory discuss what golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) is, and how golfers can prevent it. Additionally, he highlights stretching exercises and other minimally invasive treatments including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that he uses to keep people on the course longer.
At this year’s American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) meeting in San Diego, CA, Dr. Gregory participated in sessions designed to expose surgeons to the latest scientific research and surgical techniques to address shoulder and elbow conditions. Topics included rotator cuff surgery, shoulder replacement, ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery) and shoulder instability. Scientific research and education helps surgeons push boundaries to provide better care for our patients.