As part of Dr. Gregory’s passion and dedication to the field of shoulder and elbow surgery, he is attending the annual meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) in New Orleans. This society has a limited membership and is dedicated to supporting the ethical practice of evidence-based, high quality, cost-effective shoulder and elbow care. Topics of discussion include rotator cuff tears, advances in shoulder replacements, and ways to help prevent shoulder infection. Dr. Gregory is passionate about advancing care for his shoulder and elbow patients, and will continue to strive to improve care for these patients nationwide.
Updates on prevention of shoulder and elbow injuries during sports
As part of an initiative to help keep athletes healthy and active, Dr. Gregory met with local and regional sports coaches to highlight ways of preventing common shoulder and elbow injuries. He discussed common elbow injuries such as UCL injuries (Tommy John ligament), and shoulder injuries such as labral tears, SLAP lesions, rotator cuff injuries, and shoulder dislocations. By educating coaches about principles such as core strengthening, flexibility and active rest, Dr. Gregory hopes to help keep athletes on the field, and out of the training room.
Dr. Gregory appears on FOX26 to discuss advances in tennis elbow treatment
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. View Link
Dr. Gregory named to Texas Monthly Super Doctors® “Rising Stars”
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.
Modern Management of Shoulder Pain
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.
Tips for preventing and treating golfer’s elbow
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. Click here to read more information