In a new book entitled Acing the Board Exam – The Ultimate Crunch Time Resource, Dr. Gregory contributes three chapters on diagnosing and treating common shoulder problems faced by orthopaedic surgeons. These problems include adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), shoulder arthritis treated with total shoulder arthroplasty (shoulder replacement), and rotator cuff repair. This book includes clinical vignettes and evidence-based treatment recommendations that will help both graduating orthopaedic residents and established orthopaedic surgeons prepare for their certification examinations. Click here to see a link to the book
Recently, Dr. Gregory was elected by his peers to serve as a member of the Faculty Senate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Medicine. The Faculty Senate helps to govern the direction of the medical school, and serves an important function to provide guidance and support to the medical school as it fulfills its missions of patient care, world-class research, and medical education.
The structure of a rehabilitation program after rotator cuff repair is essential to determine the speed at which a patient can regain strength and function, while preserving the ability of the rotator cuff to heal back to the underlying bone. Dr. Gregory highlighted recent research regarding rehabilitation after rotator cuff repair, and led a journal club for physical therapists to discuss common questions that they may have regarding rotator cuff repair and accompanying rehab protocols.
Dr. Gregory was recently featured on the ROOT Sports Houston Rockets All-Access show. He discussed the role of the rotator cuff in shoulder function, described how rotator cuff tears can occur, and explained what treatment options exist to eliminate pain and restore function. Click here to see the video (please click “Media” tab to access)
Dr. Gregory is attending the 2015 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting from March 25-28, 2015. This meeting is the largest gathering of orthopaedic surgeons in the United States, and provides a valuable opportunity for physicians to share research and insight on the latest innovations in orthopaedic care.
In the December edition of Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, a research team including Dr. Gregory published a manuscript entitled “Rotator Cuff Repair: Update on Biologic Strategies”. In this manuscript, biologic additions to rotator cuff repair are highlighted and discussed. These biologic strategies include options such as PRP (platelet-rich plasma), which is currently being explored as a way to improve the potential of the rotator cuff tendon to heal back to the bone.