Matthew H. Griffith, MD
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.
2014 Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor
2013 Consumer Research Council Top Orthopedists of America
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
Education & Training
Fellowship - Harvard University at Massachusetts General Hospital, Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery
Residency - Cornell University at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
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.
Location and Appointments
Here's What Our Patients Say About Dr. Griffith
Dr. Griffith was recommended by a friend who had had shoulder replacement surgery by him and couldn’t say enough good things about her experience. My experience was also great. The staff is professional and friendly and the wait was minimal each time I came. Dr. Griffith was so knowledgable and felt my broken shoulder could heal without surgery. He was right and his encouragement and advice was so helpful at every follow up appointment. He never seemed rushed and was always so accommodating with any questions I asked! I highly recommend Arthritis & Sport for excellent care! I am very grateful!
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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.
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I saw Dr. Griffith for a torn rotator cuff. He and his staff not only accommodated my schedule for the surgery, but the surgery wasn’t like anything I was told expect. I don’t know if was me, Dr. Griffith, or a combination of both, but the pain after the surgery only lasted a couple of days. The first day after surgery was the worst and it rapidly decreased to where I stopped taking anything for the pain after four days. I don’t know why my recovery has been so easy, but I have to say that a lot of that is due to Dr. Griffith and his staff. I’d recommend them to anyone needing shoulder surgery.
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