As part of Dr. Gregory’s continuing community involvement and education, he participated in the 2016 Community Fitness Expo at Houston’s First. He discussed common shoulder and elbow conditions with participants, including rotator cuff tears, arthritis, bursitis, and sports injuries. He believes that staying active is important, and emphasized how activity and exercise can help prevent problems down the road.
In the new edition of Advances in Health, Dr. Gregory discusses common causes of shoulder problems, including shoulder dislocations, shoulder separations, rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, and fractures. “Normally, the shoulder has a wide range of motion, making it the most mobile joint in the body,” notes Dr. Gregory. At times, this can predispose the shoulder to injury. Treatment of common shoulder problems can include rest, activity modification, or physical therapy. In some cases, surgery may be required. Click to read interview
In the recent issue of the journal Orthopedics, Dr. Gregory and his co-authors discuss methods of repair of pectoralis major ruptures. Pectoralis major ruptures predominantly occur in very active individuals such as weight lifters and football players. Surgery is required to restore strength and function. This new article evaluates different methods of surgical repair, and highlights how the use of specific repair techniques can lead to significantly improved fixation strength at the time of surgery. Click here to see a link to the full article
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.