Dr. Rhett Griggs

Hand Surgery
Gunnison, CO
21 years experience

Locations

Griggs Orthopedics

CB, CO

Address

433 6th street, CB, CO
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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.

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

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501 Agrees
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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 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 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 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 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Yes.: Usually due to nerve injury to one or two of two different nerves.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Joint line pain could be meniscal or plica. Hyperextension could be laxity or ligament tear/strain.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Possible: However i recommend being seen. Possible stress fracture.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
See below: Remove scaphoid from wrist and then fuse 4 bones together to give stability to the wrist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Rest: Ice elevation compression gentle stretching and massage along with gentle active recovery. If still bothering you in a few days see an ortho doc.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: There are some articles out there disputing barefoot, however my advise is to start slow, short and give your feet a break in between. Too much too so... Read More
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Active recovery: Ice or heat depending on how long ago this happened and what helps with the discomfort, massage, physical therapy modalities possibly. If it continues... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
100%: Is a tall order. Consistent exercise, strengthening of all the muscles around the knee and the butt. I prefer less impact sports on knees like cycling... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Probably starting to fuse. Fused at 6-8 weeks but verify by xr.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Has: She been seen. If not, take her in. Many different possiblities.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Cartilage, meniscus, soft tissue, arthritis...
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Hydrate, keep away from nsaids , breathe right.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Make sure it is a sprain. Then do tendon gliding exercises, paraffin baths, swelling control and eventual strengthening.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Ice: And elevation with compression.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Not permanently: Just while you heal...Then restart. What workouts are you doing?
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: If all goes well, 8 weeks to heal. Then start getting your motion and strength back.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Cover it.: Keep it clean, wrapped and change bandages 1-3x per day.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable.: Need more info but tendonitis, arthritis, etc.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Arthritis, tight hamstrings, meniscal problems, tight calve mcle...Etc.
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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 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: The one that is comfortable. Most are ok with simple sling, others like the ultrasling.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable.: Rest, ice, nsaids, splints, therapy...
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Arthritis, overuse, vascular problems...
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
6-8 weeks: For bone healing. Full recovery up to year.
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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 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 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Be seen to make sure you don't have a fracture.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Splint: Cast or surgery ... Or do nothing. (not recommended).
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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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Yoga, pirates, yogilates, squats, lunges, core, step ups, plyometrics. High rep low or no weight. Bike trainer, elliptical...
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Eat right: No junk. No sugar. No processed foods. Raw veges. Consistent regular exercise.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Practise: Go to a beginner yoga class and pirates class to start. They will help you and you can practice.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Where is the ligament? Depends on what ligament is torn for activities.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Trainer: Get professional advise or a trainer. That being said, low reps higher weight, good rest, working all antagonist muscle and consistency will get you t... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: I would see a doc and highly consider getting active and on a good nutritional program.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
:-): Depends on what you eat and drink and what exercise you did in the day.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Rest. Get it checked out by ortho. Could be tendinitis, could be tearing. How old are you? Are you taking anything? Meds.?...
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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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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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