Matthew Griffith orthopedic surgeon, Matthew Griffith sports medicine specialist, Matthew Griffith shoulder and knee orthopedic surgeon

About Dr. Matthew Griffith

Dr. Matthew Griffith is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care to patients with sports injuries and disorders of the shoulder, upper extremity, and knee.

Dr. Griffith attended Duke University for his undergraduate education and received his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery (Cornell University) in New York City. Subsequently, he received fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard University) where he served as an assistant team physician for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.


Dr. Griffith is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care for patients with sports injuries and athletic, traumatic, and degenerative disorders. His expertise includes: minimally invasive and arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow and knee; reconstructive surgery including total shoulder and reverse shoulder replacements; and the utilization of noninvasive procedures for injuries, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.


In addition to his work at Arthritis & Sports, Dr. Griffith is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Griffith is dedicated to caring for athletes in the area and is currently team physician for the Potomac Falls Panthers and Park View Patriots high school football teams.



Arthroscopic Versus Open Distal Clavicle Excision: A Comparative Assessment at Intermediate-Term Follow-up

Robertson WJ, Griffith MH, Carroll K, O'Donnell T, Gill TJ. Am J Sports Med. 39(11):2415-20, 2011 Nov.


The Effect of Radiofrequency Energy on Glenohumeral Fluid Temperature during Shoulder Arthroscopy

Good CR, Griffith MH, Shindle M, Wanich T, Warren RF. JBJS. 91(2):429-34, 2009 Feb.


PMMA Is Superior to Hydroxyapatite for Colony Reduction in Experimentally Induced Osteomyelitis

Zelken J, Wanich T, Gardner M, Griffith M, Bostrom M. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 462:190-4, 2007 Sep.


Traumatic Segmental Bone Loss in a Pediatric Patient Treated with Bifocal Bone Transport

Griffith MH, Gardner MJ, Widmann RF. Journal of Trauma. 21(5): 347-51, 2007 May. 


Arthroscopic Treatment of Symptomatic Discoid Meniscus in Children: Classification, Technique, and Results

Good CR, Green DW, Griffith MH, Valen AW, Widmann RF, Rodeo SA. Arthroscopy. 23(2):157-63, 2007 Feb. 


Hybrid Locked Plating of Osteoporotic Fractures of the Humerus

Gardner MJ, Griffith MH, Demetrakopoulos D, Brophy RH, Grose A, Helfet DL, Lorich DG. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume. 88(9):1962-7, 2006 Sep. 


Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporotic Fractures

Gardner MJ, Demetrakopoulos D, Shindle MK, Griffith MH, Lane JM. Minerva Medica. 96(5): 343-52, 2005 Oct.


Helical Plating of the Proximal Humerus

Gardner MJ, Griffith MH, Lorich DG. Injury. 36(10):1197-2000, 2005 Oct.


The Extended Anterolateral Acromial Approach Allows Minimally Invasive Access to the Proximal Humerus

Gardner MJ, Griffith MH, Dines JS, Briggs SM, Weiland AJ. Lorich DG. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 434:123-9, 2005 May.


Complete Exposure of the Articular Surface for Fixation of Patellar Fractures

Gardner MJ, Griffith MH. Lawrence BD, Lorich DG. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 19(2):118-23, 2005 Feb.


Surgical Treatment of Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures

Gardner MJ, Lawrence BD, Griffith MH. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 16(1):51-7, 2004 Feb. 


A Minimally Invasive Approach for Plate Fixation of the Proximal Humerus

Gardner MJ, Griffith MH, Dines JS, Lorich DG. Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases. 62(1-2):18-23, 2004.


Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Utilizing Mini-Stem Humeral Components: Technique and Short-Term Results

Jost PW, Dines JS, Griffith MH, Angel M, Altchek DW, Dines DM. HSSJ. 7(3):213-7, 2011 Oct.


Shoulder Instability in Professional Football Players

Leclere LE, Asnis PD, Griffith MH, Granito D, Berkson EM, Gill TJ. Sports Health. 5(5):455-7, 2013 Sep.


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Here's What Our Patients Say About Dr. Griffith

Dr. Griffith is an excellent physician. He is respectful, professional and seems very knowledgeable. The entire staff is professional and attentive. Telephone calls are answered promptly. You are treated on time. And, you can get an appointment in a timely manner. I highly recommend this doctor, his office and staff.

Lesley K.

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My family and I have been patients of Arthritis & Sports for over 15 years. The doctors are top notch and the staff are very professional and friendly. My three sons have had many breaks, bumps and bruises of some sort over the years and it has always been nice to know that I could rely on the Arthritis & Sports team to come to our aid. Booking appointments has been and is always effortless and wait times in the office are never an issue.

Robin L.

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I have had two surgeries by two different doctors here and couldn't be more impressed. I have moved from the area and currently live 4 hours away. I drove to these guys to address carpal tunnel in both hands. I will let no one else perform surgery on me as long as Arthritis & Sports exists, if that tells you anything.

Rob X.

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