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Dr. Rhett Griggs

Hand Surgery
Gunnison, CO
21 years experience

Locations

Griggs Orthopedics

CB, CO

Address

433 6th street, CB, CO
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Griggs Orthopedics

Gunnison, CO

Office

Crested Butte, CO

About

Bio

I am an athlete, father, sports surgeon, hand surgeon, trauma surgeon. I choose to live in the mountains of colorado for my children, yet close enough to boulder for the athletes and city.

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Hand Surgery

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: 48-72 hours generally, however depends on bleeding.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Possible: However jot probable. Tremors can be normal. How long has it been there? What does your diet consist of? Do you smoke or take medications that can cau... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Once: It is repaired massage can help with muscle spasm, pain but don't get too aggressive.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable.: Start with rest, ice, compression, Ibuprofen and no running. If no better see a sports doc.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Therapy: Therapy and therapy. If you continue to have pain, MRI and possible surgery.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Detects: Inflammation caused by problems in bones such as a fracture.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: How long has it been there? Any injuries? Give me more detail.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
The: Mandible starts to die for various reasons to cause no blood flow.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: 65% of the population it will help some but you have to take it for a minimum of three months.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Pain, lack of motion, contractions. It is fairly obvious...
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
DMSO: Is a veterinary drug that is rarely used by humans. Sparingly at best and do not overdo it. Talk to the doc that prescribed it or a pharmacist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Depends : But usually running if looking at same time period.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: Prob best to rest...But otherwise tape it correctly.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
4-6 weeks: At best. 6-8 weeks generally.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Could be swelling, infection, clot, nerve compression. See a hand doctor.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Nerve compression or vascular compression.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Yes : Nerve contusion and injury can result.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: How long bn visits? Did you have a scope? Did the second one have weighted xr? Need more info.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: That would be a good plan. Seek the assistance of experience to get you on a good program.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Tough to see without exam or xr...But physical therapy may be an option.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Should take 6-8 weeks but up to 3-4 months either way.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Well...: Change hands or use a different finger for a bit.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Stay active, joint protective techniques, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Good luck too.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Both: Born with it or acquired through trauma or arthritis.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Time. Doughnut seat usually helps if you have to sit for long periods.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
There: Is nothing we have to grow cartilage right now. The only thing we do is smooth it out, microfracture bone to grow scar tissue (fibrocartilage), place ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Nsaids, injections, possible scope. See ortho doc.
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A member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Give : More information. Age. Work. Alleviating and aggravating factors. Therapy?
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Can be: There is a hereditary component.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
POSSIBLE: Meniscal tear or chondral lesion. See ortho doc.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: What bone/tendon? Stress fractures can take 6-8 weeks minimum...Give me more info.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Best: Be seen to get a thorough evaluation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Compression fracture: Fracture of a bone from longitudinal force, usually referred to in the spine.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Sanitizer: A solution that cleans the hand. Usually alcohol based.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Well: I'm not a psychiatrist...But it means he likes you and wants more than to be friends...And really has nothing to do with the dream, just a way to attr... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
THA: Replacement of hip ball and socket...Or femoral head and acetabulum.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
64%: Of the population it helps, but you have to take it for at least 3 months.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Partial knee : Replacing one of the 3 compartments in the knee...Medial, lateral or patellofemoral.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Generally: Fairly reproducible but can have some variance. Find a good ortho doc.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Bone heals in 4-8 weeks. Vitamin c and calcium will help with healing.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Have you seen an ortho doc? Immobilization i will a boot or cast to start. If it hurts to walk on it, then use in crutches and don't walk on it. It ta... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Possible: Stress reaction is from the different stiffness in the prosthesis and your bone with possible prosthesis pushing into you bone. Talk to your hip surge... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Most don't complain if alot of pain.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
XR: Mri, ct scan and physical exam.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: You can get extremely fit without going to the gym with aerobic and anaerobic workouts with running, cycling, cross fit...Etc. You can also work on ph... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Strength train.: Weight lifting, bicycling, even running can help gain muscle. Eat correctly as well. If you are not familiar with machines or programs you can hire a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Cracking can be from cartilage, disk/meniscal, arthritis, swelling, ligaments, capsule...Etc. Generally if it doesn't hurt i don't worry about it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: There are many forms of arthritis. See your pcp to be screened.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: What tendon? There are alot of names out there for different conditions. Mostly you will have patellar or quad tendonitis. Runners knee is a common na... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Hand Surgeon:: A hand surgeon deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity (comm... Read More
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Mar 27, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Griggs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower8
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Griggs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for responding so quick , that's what I thought I should do but never know . Do you have any thoughts about what these bumps are?
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Thank you so much! I have a blood clot in my lungs .. Ithought it was just tense muscles wasn't going to go hospital! Thanks for the advice
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I only remember him explaining the muscle that attaches from area above knee to below knee. Patella May be it. Injury seen in b ball players

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saba
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

MARICOPA MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Grand Junction, CO - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Grand Junction, CO - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Grand Junction, CO - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Pearl Izumi
Smith and Nephew Trauma

Publications

Carpal fracture diagnosis and management.
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