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Many Rotator cuff tears can be managed nonsurgically. When surgery is necessary, arthroscopic (minimally invasive) rotator cuff surgery can help to restore pain free activity. Careful evaluation of the optimal position of the rotator cuff anchors and precise suture placement can provide predictable outcomes. This video demonstrates a before and after look at the time zero stability of a double row knotless rotator cuff repair done through modern minimally invasive techniques. #shouldersurgery #rotatorcuff #arthroscopic #minimallyinvasive #stemcelltherapy #sportsmedicine #sports #physicaltherapy #research #orthobiologics #trending #painrelief #physicaltherapy #physician #fitness

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Labral tears of the shoulder often occur from overuse, injury or athletics. Sometimes the shoulder becomes unstable after a tear leading to instability and dislocations. Modern surgical techniques allow arthroscopic (minimally invasive) repair to restore stability and decrease pain. This case demonstrates a low profile knotless repair of a Labral tear in a young patient to minimize the risk of damage to the cartilage from knots down the road. #shoulder #surgery #labraltear #arthroscopy #rehab #recovery #physicaltherapy #dislocation #instability #movementislife #minimallyinvasive #striveforgreatness #knotless #sportsmedicine #doctorsofinstagram @jordanyounginstitute

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Honored to receive this in Virginia Living Magazine’s most recent “Top Doctors” issue along with my partner Kevin Bonner. A testament to our practice @jordanyounginstitute for over 40 years of commitment to optimizing outcomes for our patients through the latest innovation and techniques. #movementislife #orthopedicsurgery #virginia #virginiabeach #shoulder #surgery #outcome #patientcare #hamptonroads #commonwealth #arthroscopy #rotatorcuff #labralrepair #doctorsofinstagram @virginialiving

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Exciting AAOS workshop on modern treatment of complex shoulder problems with co faculty shoulder leaders Dr Stephen Burkhart and Dr Peter Millet @millettmd. Honored to speak on optimizing outcomes in shoulder surgery in this workshop focused on advances in Labral Repair, Superior Capsular Reconstruction as an alternative to joint replacement, and shoulder arthroplasty. #shouldersurgery #AAOS2019 #arthroscopy #labraltear #innovation #orthopaedicsurgeon #physician #medicine #SCR #preservation #teach #educate #complex #solution #strive

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Rotator cuff surgery and rehab discussion with @phillysab and @jake_mc_dpt in reference to Phil’s surgery in their weekly video series. #Repost @directperformancept with @get_repost ・・・ 🔊This week’s video series highlights questions from a roundtable discussion from Dr. Justin Griffin, Phil Sabatini, and Dr. Jake McCrowell. The team responsible for the entire reconstruction and rehabilitation of Phil’s rotator cuff surgery. Head over to IG TV to check out the entire video ◾️Question: What is a rotator cuff surgery?◾️Answer: A modern rotator cuff surgery is a minimally invasive approach to the shoulder where you have 1cm poke holes around the shoulder, usually about three or four. The arthroscope helps us to see inside the joint and that is put in through the back of shoulder so you can see everything you need to see. We will mobilize the tendons over to the footprint of the rotator cuff, the tuberosity which is the bone where the rotator cuff inserts, and then we will put small little holes into the bone with an anchor that has a special suture in it to sew the tendon back to the bone. For big tears like Phil’s, we often use what is called a double row repair, which is the strongest repair we can do. Then for some smaller tears you can fix them without using as many sutures and anchors. It all should be done arthroscopically, it is incredibly unusual that a rotator cuff would ever have to be opened. Stay tuned throughout the week for some of our top questions and answers! #properform #goodmechanics #physicaltherapy #dppt #directperformancept #videoseries #movebetter #feelbetter #performbetter #optimizeperformance #recoverefficient #shoulder #rotatorcuff #shouldersurgery #rehab #directperformancedirectresults #movebetterfeelbetterperformbetter #striveforgreatness🚀

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Surgery is truly a last resort for almost all shoulder problems. Patient shared decision making is key! #sportsmedicine #shouldersurgery #medicine #conservative #biologics #orthopedicsurgeon #striveforgreatness #jyi #nonoperative #rotatorcuff #labrum #physicaltherapy

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Orthobiologics including cartilage transplantation provide new beginnings for patients with pain related to cartilage defects. Many athletes go undiagnosed or feel they have little options. Patient education is key! Congratulations Tyler on your return to fitness after successful cartilage transplant. Thanks for sharing your story. Check out 3D animations on our website www.justingriffinmd.com #orthopedicsurgery #osteochondralallograft #cartilage #regenerativemedicine #injuryprevention #fitness #health #medicine #restore #sportsmedicine #orthobiologics #squats #recovery #donatelife

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Honored to recently serve as part of Dr. Romeo’s faculty for the Shoulder Summit. Excellent meeting educational content and lab dedicated to helping visiting surgeons advance their shoulder surgical skills and confidence. #shoulder #sportsmedicine #orthopedicsurgery #orthopedicsurgeon #doctor #physician #travel #keepgoing #faculty #surgery #doctorsofinstagram #medicine #teach #stemcells

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Thanks for allowing us to share your story after shoulder surgery and congrats on your catch! “Dr. Griffin did a fabulous job in evaluating my shoulder, Completing surgery with great success and communicating after surgery. He even managed to give me pain in my other shoulder. At my three month visit postop he gave me permission to lift 25#. The next day my husband and I went fishing for the first time since surgery and caught a 54# cobia! I was so excited to be able to hold the rod and reel the fishing without pain. I am now nine months after surgery and the replacement feels complete!” #shoulder #orthopedicsurgery #bonepreservation #minimallyinvasivesurgery #goals #medicine #cobia #painfree #shoulderreplacement #keepgoing #jordan-young #virginiashoulder #virginiabeach #doctor #doctorsofinstagram

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Dr. Griffin was honored to recently serve as part of Dr. Romeo’s faculty for the Annual Shoulder Summit.

Dr. Griffin was honored to recently serve as part of Dr. Romeo’s faculty for the Annual Shoulder Summit. This is a meeting educational content and cadaver lab dedicated to helping visiting surgeons advance their shoulder surgical skills and confidence.

Dr. Griffin was honored to recently serve as part of Dr. Romeo’s faculty for the Annual Shoulder Summit

Recent published study in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery from Dr Griffin and colleagues!

Recent published study in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery from Dr Griffin and colleagues! There is an increasing number of shoulder arthroscopies performed each year. Until now, we were unsure how this may effect future shoulder surgeries, especially replacements. This study looks at this important question and showed that patients with a prior surgery had less overall improvement and lower final outcome scores than patients who had never had surgery before, which may help counsel and guide patient and surgeons in decision making.

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Recent published study in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery from Dr Griffin and colleagues

Dr. Griffin was a speaker at technology and innovation forum on the latest in techniques

This time last week, Dr. Griffin was a speaker at technology and innovation forum on the latest in techniques and advancements in shoulder surgery.

Dr. Griffin was a speaker at technology and innovation forum on the latest in techniquesDr. Griffin was a speaker at technology and innovation forum on the latest in techniques

Great round table discussion

Great round table discussion yesterday with @phillysab and @jake_mc_dpt focused shoulder injury recovery, prevention and surgery.

Great round table discussion

Dr Griffin’s new chapter on SLAP Labral tears of the shoulder in the new authoritative text on “Baseball Sports Medicine,” geared toward therapists, trainers, athletes, coaches and surgeons alike.

Check out Dr Griffin’s new chapter on SLAP Labral tears of the shoulder in the new authoritative text on “Baseball Sports Medicine,” geared toward therapists, trainers, athletes, coaches and surgeons alike. Superior (SLAP) tears are a common source of pain and sense of instability in active patients.

Fortunately many including overhead athletes can be managed nonsurgically depending on the constellation of findings and patient goals. This is an exciting and ever developing are of orthopaedic and arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

Dr Griffin’s new chapter on SLAP Labral tears of the shoulder in the new authoritative text

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Dr Griffin recently returned from a weekend in Chicago serving as one of the worldwide invited faculty

Dr Griffin recently returned from a weekend in Chicago serving as one of the worldwide invited faculty for the Arthroscopy Association of North America’s APEX Master’s Shoulder and Knee Course with my partner Dr. Kevin Bonner. Fantastic program teaching participants the latest in techniques and advances from the leaders in arthroscopic surgery.

Dr Griffin recently returned from a weekend in Chicago serving as one of the worldwide invited facultyDr Griffin recently returned from a weekend in Chicago serving as one of the worldwide invited faculty

Dr. Griffin was honored to serve as faculty at the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting

Dr. Griffin was honored to serve as faculty at the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting, an elected society of the world’s experts in shoulder surgery. A unique and incredibly inspirational presidential address delivered by international Shoulder Professor, mentor and dear friend Dr. Anthony Romeo, Chief of Rothman Orthopaedics New York preceded by a special night on the Odyssey Chicago River with many of the fathers of modern shoulder surgery.

Dr Griffin is honored to be a part a unique lineage and such an incredible meeting. Dr. Griffin moderated a session on Complex cases in Reverse Shoulder Surgery with Dr. Mark Frankle, Dr. John Sperling from Mayo Clinic, Dr. Thomas Wright from Florida and Dr. Gohlke from Germany.

Dr Griffin at prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow SurgeonsDr Griffin at prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Dr Griffin at prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow SurgeonsDr Griffin at prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Dr Griffin at prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow SurgeonsDr Griffin at prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Dr Griffin was honored to be chosen as faculty for this years MidAtlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting #MASES

Dr Griffin was honored to be chosen as faculty for this years MidAtlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting #MASES in Washington DC alongside shoulder giants Mark Frankle, developer of the modern reverse shoulder replacement, Russ Warren, Gerry Williams, Joe Abboud, Joe Zuckerman and Anthony Romeo. A fantastic meeting and worldwide faculty fully focused on Advances in shoulder Surgery.

Dr Griffin at MidAtlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting Dr Griffin at MidAtlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting

Dr Griffin at MidAtlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting

Dr Griffin at MidAtlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting

Dr Griffin at MidAtlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting

Dr. Griffin recently took part in the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago

Dr. Griffin recently took part in the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago, the world’s preeminent arthroscopic surgery meeting of which he is an active member and regularly serves as faculty for techniques based courses.

Dr. Griffin’s mentors at Rush, Dr. Verma and Dr. Brian Cole offered excellent technical pearls in live shoulder surgery scenarios and Dr. Griffin’s esteemed partner at Jordan-Young, Kevin F. Bonner, MD, FAAOS delivered expertise
on treatment of meniscal root injuries. This summer Dr. Griffin will serve as instructor for the first annual Shoulder Fellows Course for AANA to teach techniques to new specialists in shoulder surgery.”

Dr. Griffin in Chicago

Dr. Griffin in Chicago

Dr. Griffin in Chicago

Dr. Griffin served as invited faculty for the Shoulder Summit in Naples Florida

Dr. Griffin served as invited faculty for the Shoulder Summit in Naples Florida instructing approximately 100 surgeons in the latest cutting edge techniques in modern shoulder surgery. This is the third annual course which is high demand for its education quality by practicing surgeons and hand on lab. Dr. Griffin gave a presentation on Managing Labral tears in Overhead Athletes, served a panelist in Complex Shoulder Cases and instructed surgeons in the lab on advanced surgical techniques.

Dr. Griffin pictured here presenting to visiting surgeons

Dr. Griffin pictured here presenting to visiting surgeons on the latest techniques in Managing Labral Pathology in Overhead Athletes

Dr. Griffin Answering audience questions on updates in shoulder surgery

Dr. Griffin pictured here speaking along with panelists Drs. Reuben Gobezie, Evan Lederman and Anthony Romeo, answering audience questions on updates in shoulder surgery.

At the recent Annual Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

At the recent Annual Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

#ASES held in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 12-14, 2017, Dr. Griffin was elected to the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons making him the first surgeon in Hampton Roads to receive this honor and the only member of ASES.

Membership in ASES is a privilege and an honor. Only orthopaedic surgeons who have completed a fellowship in shoulder surgery are considered for membership. Candidates must meet strict academic and clinical requirements to become members of ASES. Membership in American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, which has approximately 700 worldwide members, is by invitation only.

European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (SECEC)

European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (SECEC)

This month in Berlin Germany, surgeons from around the globe came together at the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (SECEC). Dr. Griffin's team's research on "Latissimus Repair in Elite and Professional Baseball Players" was presented showing a high level of return to play.

Additionally, their research on reverse shoulder surgery and the influence of prior surgery on outcomes was selected for presentation.

AOSSM Annual Meeting in Toronto

(AOSSM) Annual Meeting (AOSSM) Annual Meeting

Dr. Justin Griffin recently served as faculty at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Toronto. Along withsurgeons Dr. Romeo, Cole, Frank and Verma, he and his team were selected to present their research focused on “Long Term Outcomes of Microfracture inthe Shoulder” as well as research on “Patella Dislocations”.

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Dr. Griffin was also selected to serve as faculty to lead a poster tour of the meetings research.

  • Frank RM, Meyer MA, Poland S, Leroux T, Griffin JW, Hannon CP, Verma NN, Romeo AA, Cole BJ. Long-Term Clinical Outcomes after Microfracture ofthe Glenohumeral Joint: Minimum 7-year Follow-Up. Podium Presenation. American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2017. Toronto, Canada.
  • Burrus MT, Kurkis GM, Conte EJ, Griffin JW, Werner BC, Hart JM, Diduch DR. Equivalent Outcomes for Patients Following Trochleoplasty as a Primary or Revision Patellar Stabilizing Procedure. Poster Presentation at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2017. Toronto, Canada.
  • Burrus MT, Cancienne JM, Kurkis GM, Carstensen SE, Griffin JW, Diduch DR. Trochleoplasty is a Viable Option for Patellar Instability in Patients with Severe Trochlear Dysplasia: Early Outcomes Analysis of the US Experience. Poster Presentation at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2017. Toronto, Canada.

Canadian Orthopaedic Association Shoulder Research Presented:

Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Dr. Griffin and colleagues recent shoulder research was selected and presented at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) Annual Meeting in Ottawa Canada to hundreds of international orthopaedic surgeons in attendance. Topics included arthroscopic rotator cuff and advances in shoulder replacement outcomes including outpatient shoulder replacement safety.

Canadian Orthopaedic Association

  • Complication, Reoperation, and Readmission Rates Following Rotator Cuff Repair: A Comparative Study of Open Versus Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Podium Presenation. Leroux T, Basques BA, Frank RM, Griffin JW, Verma NN, Romeo AA.
  • Outpatient Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Population-Based Study Comparing Adverse Event and Readmission Rates to Inpatient Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Podium Presentation. Leroux TS, Basques B, Frank RM, Griffin JW, Nicholson GP, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN.
  • Thirty and Ninety-Day Readmission Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Critical Analysis of Rate, Risk and Reason for Readmission. Podium Presentation. Griffin JW, Basques B, Leroux TS, Frank RM, Verma NN, Romeo, AA.
  • Preoperative Narcotic Use Among Patients Undergoing Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: An Analysis of Trends and Influence on Post-Operative Length of Stay, Complications, and Readmission. Podium Presentation. Leroux TS, Basques B, Griffin JW, Frank RM, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Romeo AA.

Annual Sports Medicine Lecture Series: "Decision Making to Optimize Outcomes in Shoulder Surgery."

Decision Making to Optimize Outcomes in Shoulder Surgery
Decision Making to Optimize Outcomes in Shoulder Surgery

Justin W Griffin, MD and Kevin F.Bonner, MD presented to over 170 attendees at Regent University Founder’s Inn as faculty for this event June 8, 2017.

AANA Annual Meeting 2017

AANA Annual Meeting 2017

How does having prior arthroscopic shoulder influence shoulder replacement? Dr. Griffin and colleagues recent research was presented on this topic at the Arthroscopy Association of North America’s (AANA) Annual Meeting in Denver CO to thousands of surgeons and practitioner’s in attendance.

Does Prior Shoulder Surgery Negatively Impact Shoulder Arthroplasty Outcomes? Podium Presenation. Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting 2017. Denver, Colorado. Frank RM, Lee S, Griffin JW, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA.

This research discovered valuable information regarding shoulder surgery and will be published soon.

Arthroscopy 2017 International Meeting Shoulder Instability Research Presentation

Dr. Griffin and colleagues research focused on shoulder instability outcomes was selected for presentation to thousands of surgeons. The research looked closely at complication rates after Latarjet Bone (coracoid) transfer surgery versus and arthroscopic approach and will be published soon.

Arthroscopy 2017 International Meeting Shoulder Instability Research Presentation

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The OREF/CCJR award recognizes scientific achievement and clinical relevance through investigations that focus on health care policy, clinical outcomes, or translational research that have immediate clinical impact in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Dr. Griffin’s shoulder research looking at how prior surgery influences patient outcomes was chosen this year for this prestigious award.

"Does Prior Shoulder Surgery Negatively Impact Shoulder Arthroplasty Outcomes? 2017 OREF/CCJR Clinical Practice Award."

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Dr. Griffin presents his latest research at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Diego.

DR. Justin Griffin ATTENDS THE 2017 AAOS ANNUAL MEETING

Dr. Justin Griffin attended the 2017 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in San Diego, California from March14-18. As an active member of AAOS, Dr. Griffin was selected to present his research on multiple topics in shoulder surgery and sports medicine. Over the course of four days, Dr. Griffin had 6 podium presentations, and delivered 3 of them personally to hundreds of other Orthopaedic Surgeons in attendance.

His topics included his latest research on “Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Tears”, “Biceps Tenodesis in Overhead Athletes”, “Outpatient Shoulder Replacement”, and “How Prior Shoulder Surgery Influences Outcomes in Shoulder Replacement.” In addition, he had two Scientific Exhibits, one focused on the “Treatment of Large Cartilage Defects.” He presented at Specialty day with several of the world’s leading shoulder experts including Dr. Jimmy Andrews and Matthew Provencher.

  • Nicholson G, Griffin JW, Kupfer N, O’Donnell PO, Thorsness R, VirkM. Glenoid Bone Grafting in Reverse Total Shoulder: Graft Size andPosition Classification. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, SanDiego, Podium Presentation.
  • Griffin JW, Cvetanovich G, Kim J, Leroux TS, Bach BR, Cole BJ, Nicholson G, Verma NN, Romeo, AA. Biceps Tenodesis is a Viable Option for Management of Biceps Tendinopathy in Patients Less than 25 years of age. American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons/American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day (AOSSM). San Diego, Podium Presentation.
  • Frank RM, Lee S, Griffin JW, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Nicholson GP, RomeoAA. Does Prior Shoulder Surgery Negatively Impact Shoulder Arthroplasty Outcomes? AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting. March 15, 2017. San Diego, CA. PodiumPresentation.
  • Basques BA, Erickson BJ, Leroux T, Griffin JW, Frank RM, Verma NN, Romeo AA. Outpatient versus Inpatient Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Analysis of the Medicare Dataset. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2017 Annual Meeting: March 14-18, San Diego, CA. Podium Presentation.
  • Leroux T, Basques BA, Frank RM, Griffin JW, Verma NN, Romeo AA. A population-Based Study Comparing Trends in Utilization and Complications Following Open and Arthroscopic Long Head of Biceps Tenodesis. AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting. March 15, 2017. San Diego, CA. Podium Presentation.
  • Leroux T, Basques BA, Frank RM, Griffin JW, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Complication, Reoperation, and Readmission Rates Following Rotator Cuff Repair: A Comparative Study of Open Versus Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Diego, Podium Presentation.


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