Dr. Gordon Groh

Dr. Gordon Groh is an orthopaedic surgeon at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, located in Asheville, N.C. A specialist in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery, he is board certified in these practice areas by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery. Dr. Groh is recognized nationally for his expertise, having been named in 2011 one of the 65 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists in the country by Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review. Dr. Groh was one of only five other shoulder surgeons across the Southeast honored with this recognition, selected based on their expertise in shoulder surgery, positions of leadership in professional organizations and institutions, research and development in the field, and their reputation among other physician leaders.

Dr. Groh's surgical practice is centered on shoulder, elbow and hand surgery. His volume of 650 operative cases per year includes more than 200 arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs; 150 shoulder replacements (both standard and reverse shoulder replacements); 50 shoulder instability and rotator cuff tendonitis repairs; 125 carpal tunnel releases; and 150 tendonitis cases (trigger fingers, dequervains, tennis elbow). His surgical experience also includes a large volume of shoulder, elbow and hand fractures.

Dr. Groh is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri, where he graduated magna cum laude, and he is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Groh completed a one-year fellowship in shoulder surgery at the University of Texas in San Antonio, completed a one-year hand surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and has a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery.

Dr. Groh is one of only four orthopaedic surgeons in the nation to hold memberships in both the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, as well as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is an Active Member of the ASES, an educational body of select leading national international orthopaedic surgeons, open by invitation only, who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. The ASSH is the oldest medical specialty society in the U.S. devoted entirely to continuing medical education related to hand surgery.

In addition to treating shoulder, elbow and hand problems, Dr. Groh continues to actively pursue research and teaching opportunities in these areas. He regularly speaks as a guest faculty member at national and international meetings, and his expertise is recognized with additional professional memberships, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, for which he is an appointed member of the AAOS Shoulder and Elbow Program Committee,an educational body of select leading national and international orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He is also a member of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association and the North Carolina Hand Society.

Dr. Groh serves as Assistant Editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, the official publication for eight leading specialty organizations focusing on medical, surgical, and physical techniques for treating injury and disease of the upper extremity. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,a twice-monthly peer review journal for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers.

Recent & Upcoming Engagements

Master Hand Surgery Instructional Course
June, 2015
Houston, TX

Dr. Groh will serve as the lead faculty instructor for orthopedic surgeons focused on finger, hand and wrist fractures. The event will also feature a lab with hands on evaluation of hand surgery implants which Dr. Groh will demonstrate.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Annual Meeting
March 2015
Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Groh is serving once again on the Education Subcommittee for the AAOS Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of orthopaedic surgeons in the world. He will be moderating an instructional course that he developed on Clavicle Fractures and Dislocations and also will serve as an official evaluator for a scientific program at the meeting. In addition he will serve as a moderator for a scientific session on shoulder replacement.


Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Arthroscopic Bankart Labral Repair

Reverse Shoulder Replacment for Fracture

Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
Moderator: Gordon Groh, M.D.
North Carolina Specialty Hospital
Durham, North Carolina
Live Webcast Site
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A case study from the Clinical Update newsletter - See page 7

Scientific Exhibit @ AAOS 2013

Scientific Exhibit @ AAOS 2008

Scientific Exhibit @ AAOS 2006

Ask A Doctor

How Dr. Groh and shoulder replacement surgery helped this WNC man get his life back.
See this News 13 segment here.

Dr. Gordon Groh is featured in a Buncombe County Medical Society TV spot about shoulder arthritis.See the spot here.
See Dr. Groh's tip sheet on shoulder arthritis here.

Dr. Groh explains how an innovative procedure, Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery, is changing lives.
See this News 13 segment here.

This podcast from the Buncombe County Medical Society features "Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries," a conversation with Dr. Gordon Groh, Blue Ridge Bone & Joint

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES:"Most shoulder injuries can be treated without surgery"
Read Dr. Groh's column on the treatment of rotator cuff injuries.

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES:“Shoulder injuries don’t have to be part of tennis”
Read Dr. Groh’s column about preventing and treating shoulder problems

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES VIDEOS:"Exercises and tips to prevent and treat Shoulder Problems" and "Exercises and tips to prevent and treat Tennis Elbow"
View these how-to videos with Dr. Groh here.

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES:"Preventing and Treating Tennis Elbow"
Dr. Groh’s guest column in the Asheville Citizen-Times

Dr. Gordon Groh talks about shoulder problems and shoulder replacement surgery as a guest on the public radio program, “Evening Rounds.” 
Listen to the show.

Latest News

Dr. Groh Asked to Publish a Commentary and Perspective for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
April 1, 2015
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Dr. Groh Asked to Author Textbook on Clavicle Injuries by Springer Publishing
March 31, 2015
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Dr. Groh Serves as Evaluator at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
March 28, 2015
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Dr. Groh Requested to Submit Articles for the Instructional Course Lecture Series Monograph
March 28, 2015
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Dr. Groh Serves As Chief Faculty at Houston Hand and Wrist Symposium
March 20, 2015
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Dr. Groh Signs Product Development Agreement with DJ Orthopedics
March 15, 2015
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Dr. Groh to Moderate and Present at Instructional Lecture Course at The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
March 1, 2015
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Dr. Groh Selected to Moderate Scientific Session at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
February 28, 2015
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Dr. Groh Selected to the Program Committee for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
January 1, 2015
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Dr. Groh Selected as Head of Faculty for Miami Shoulder Symposium
September 28, 2014
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September 2014
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Dr. Gordon Groh has been honored for excellence with the Patients' Choice Award from Vitals.
September 2014
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Dr. Groh Authors Article on Total Shoulder Replacement in Top Ranked Orthopedic Journal
July 15, 2014
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Dr Gordon Groh provides tips on sports injury prevention in newspaper health column.
September 2013
Read the article in Fairview Town Crier

Dr Gordon Groh, Asheville surgeon specializing in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery, delivers orthopedic talks
June 2013
Read the article in the Asheville Citizen-Times or at the Asheville Citizen-Times site

Western North Carolina physician appointed to leadership roles with international organization
April 2013
Read the article about Asheville NC orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Gordon Groh.or read the full WCMS bulletins

Western North Carolina physician shares expertise at largest gathering of orthopedic surgeons in the world
April 2013
Read the press release about Asheville NC orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Gordon Groh here.

Asheville orthopedic surgeon Dr Gordon Groh presents research at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons revealing how some patients with rotator cuff tears can avoid surgery
March 2013
Read the news article published on the Musculoskeletal Network website and see the poster Dr. Groh presented at the international meeting of the AAOS.

Dr. Gordon I. Groh addresses Japanese Orthopedists
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