Pianist Scott Graham dealt with elbow pain for years. His tennis elbow pain (lateral epicondylitis) interfered with his career. He was finally connected with Dr. Gregory, who used “PRP” or platelet-rich-plasma to help Scott become pain free. On today’s FOX26 news program, Dr. Gregory discusses tennis elbow, and explains how PRP works to help resolve discomfort.
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:
Dr. Gregory was recognized by his peers as a Super Doctors® Rising Star in the July 2017 issue of Texas Monthly.
Each year, Texas Monthly asks doctors across the state to nominate colleagues (excluding themselves) who they would trust for their own medical care. The Super Doctors research team then investigates independently. Candidates are evaluated based on peer recognition, professional achievement, and disciplinary history. The highest-ranking nominated physicians are asked to serve on a selection panel, which helps to determine the final list of Super Doctors. Doctors recognized as Rising Stars meet the same criteria as Super Doctors and have been actively practicing for 10 years or less. Only 2.5% of all active physicians are selected to the Rising Star list.
“I’m very proud to be recognized by my peers for such a prestigious honor.” said Dr. Gregory.
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.