Dr. Groh Nominated to Serve as Examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Asheville orthopedic surgeon Gordon I. Groh, MD has been selected by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) to serve as an examiner in the board certification process which all orthopedic surgeons in the United States must participate. Dr. Groh will examine both orthopedic surgeons in practice as well as those who have recently completed training. The examination is set to be held over 5 days in Chicago with Dr. Groh asked to participate based on his unique position in shoulder surgery and hand surgery.

Dr. Groh Selected as Local Chairman for International Shoulder Surgeons Meeting

July 20, 2015: The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons www.ases-assn.org will hold their 24th closed international meeting in Asheville. The meeting, open only to American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons will be hosted at the Grove Park Inn. Dr. Groh was recommended to serve as a local host for the meeting by the current President of the society. Dr. Groh was invited into membership of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons based on his record of excellence in shoulder surgery, teaching, research and training. He was then promoted from associate membership to full membership based on his continuing record of excellence in these areas. Dr. Groh also serves as the assistant editor for the official scientific journal of the society The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery www.jshoulderelbow.org/

Dr. Groh asked to present two hour Instructional Course Lecture at the 2016 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Meeting

July 3, 2015: Asheville orthopaedic surgeon Gordon I. Groh, MD,has developed a number of lecture series for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. (AAOS). His latest lecture entitled “All Things Clavicle: From the Acromioclavicular joint to the Sternoclavicular Joint and all points In between” was reviewed by the AAOS. The paid attendance for the course as well as the reviews from the audience was both extremely strong. Dr. Groh has been asked to repeat the course and will utilize his friends and colleagues from Harvard, Duke and the University of Florida as additional faculty. Dr. Groh is an adjunct Professor with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Groh Files US Patent for Soft tissue Repair in Shoulder

July 1, 2015:The US Patent Office has formally notified Asheville orthopaedic surgeon Gordon I. Groh, MD that it has published his application for his patent application. U.S. Patent Application for:Device and Method for Anchoring Soft Tissue to Bone Appl. No. 14/590,190; was filed January 6, 2015. The complete application may now be viewed publicly at the US Patent Office web site patft.uspto.gov/ The application resides at http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220150190130%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20150190130&RS=DN/20150190130

Dr. Groh is in advanced stages of discussion regarding acquisition of this intellectual property with several orthopedic companies.

Dr. Groh asked to lead Surgical Observation Site

July 1, 2015:The DJO Global Institute has developed a program called the Customized Advanced Surgeon Education (CASE) Program. The CASE Program offers surgeons the ability to enhance their surgical skills knowledge within a customized format through a better understanding of the surgeon’s preferences. The DJO Global Institute identifies the reference center/ location that best compliments the surgeon’s requests, providing for a personalized visitation experience.

Dr. Groh has been asked to develop the only site in North Carolina and expects tremendous utilization of this resource (see attached Shoulder CASE Program Brochure: https://www.drgordongroh.com/media/pdfs/ShoulderCASEProgramBrochure.pdf).

Dr. Groh asked to review study for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

June 29, 2015:Orthopaedic surgeon Andrew Green, MD the chief of shoulder surgery and assistant editor at the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (jbjs.org—the top rated impact journal of orthopedic surgery) asked Dr. Groh to review a scientific study for potential publication. The study reviewed complication rates of shoulder fracture fixation from a large national data base and compared results with several different techniques. Although the study was of interest, there were severe flaws in the study methodology. Dr. Groh recommended the study not be published and the editors of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery agreed.

Dr. Groh re-appointed to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Shoulder and Elbow Program Committee

Asheville orthopaedic surgeon Gordon I. Groh, MD was reappointed to the Shoulder and Elbow Program Committee for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). Dr. Groh has served in this capacity during the past two years. As his first task, Dr. Groh will lead the evaluation of scientific proposals submitted to the AAOS. The top rated manuscripts will be slated for presentation at the 2016 AAOS annual meeting in Orlando, FL. Dr. Groh will chair a scientific session at the meeting.

For more information about Dr. Groh,Request an Appointment, or call Asheville Orthopedic Associates at 828.252.7331, or visit DrGordonGroh.com.

Dr. Groh authors commentary article for Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Asheville orthopaedic surgeon Gordon I. Groh, MD as a frequent reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (jbjs.org) was asked to provide a definitive review of a clavicle fracture study for publication. Based on his review, the study was published and Dr. Groh provided a published commentary to accompany the study. The article and Dr. Groh’s commentary are available via the links below:Clavicle Fractures: Pins, Plates, and Drilling Down: Commentary on an article by Fernando Brandao Andrade-Silva, MD, PhD, et al.: “Single, Superiorly Placed Reconstruction Plate Compared with Flexible Intramedullary Nailing for Midshaft Clavicular Fractures. A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial”

Gordon I. Groh, MD

J Bone Joint Surg Am,2015 Apr 15; 97(8):e38. http://dx.doi.org/10.2106/JBJS.O.00118

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Dr. Groh leads Project Design Meeting for development of new Shoulder Replacement.

Asheville orthopaedic surgeon Gordon I. Groh, MD lead a Web Ex teleconference as the chief project designer tasked with development of a new shoulder glenoid replacement. Dr. Groh leads a team of surgeon designers and engineers. The team evaluated potential designs and targeted additional meetings including an anatomic demonstration. The new design centers on a novel fixation technique with a paucity of cement. The new glenoid prosthesis is slated for production in 2016.

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Dr. Groh Asked to Publish a Commentary and Perspective for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Asheville orthopaedic surgeon Gordon I. Groh, MD has been asked by the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery to author a companion article to a scientific paper regarding the operative treatment of clavicle fractures. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery is the most highly circulated journal in orthopedic surgery, carrying the highest impact score. Dr. Groh has been cited by both the Editor in Chief and the Section Editor and the Section Editor for his inisightful reviews of articles submitted to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). JBJS is the most selective publication in orthopedics and publishes on average only 1% of the scientific manuscripts submitted.

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