Dr. Gerald Williams, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bryn Mawr, PA and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery.


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4.8

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5 Stars
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My first time with Dr. Williams. He was very thorough and answered my questions in a manner you could understand.
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Dr Williams is the greatest! I get steroid shots every 4-7 months and he is just incredible in that he “gets it” exactly in the joint everytime. And he is a good guy as well.
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Pure excellence there is no one like him an unbelievable experience he has the Golden touch
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Dr Williams is very personable and I always feel that he takes his time when examining me to make sure I am receiving the best care and diagnosis. He also takes the time to explain everything and makes sure I understand all medical terms.
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Remarkable in a very difficult situation
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I had shoulder surgery by Dr Williams a few years ago and had a great experience
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It has been a year since my second shoulder replacement. The first shoulder was done in 5/2016 and the second in 11/2017. I can carry 50 pounds, not recommended, wash the back of my neck, touch my alternate ear, tuck in my shirt, and scratch the middle of my back. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Williams and his team. While it required substantial physical therapy it has all been worth it. Having both shoulders done a year apart should be seen a testament to Dr. Williams talent
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Had an anatomical correct total right shoulder replaced 3 yrs. ago by Dr. Williams. zero, -0- ,nada pain! Full range of motion! I do not know it was replaced it just feels that natural! Dr. williams is the Roy Hobbs of shoulder surgeons, lol, but it's true. That means you gotta hold up your end and rehab like your arm depends on it as it does. if you don't rehab don't expect results like mine.
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Great doc.
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Had to wait 2 months for appointment. But worth waiting for Dr. Williams.
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Great job - no pain!
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Very pleased with results. Arthritis pain is gone and arm is getting stronger. I am encouraged about growing full usage in time.
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Very good experience. RT shoulder feels great.
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Dr. Williamas is very thorough when taking notes on a patient injury.
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Excellent results after reverse shoulder replacement by Dr. Gerald Williams.
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Appreciate Dr. Williams' expertise and concern that I really wanted full use of my right arm. Found him to be attentive and best of all, a gifted surgeon.
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I like Dr. Williams very much. He explains and answers my questions. Very much at ease with him.
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Dr. Williams was friendly, thorough and professional. High confidence level in recommendation.
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Fantastic experience on every visit. Total professionalism.
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Dr. Williams' schedule, due to his competency and demand for his services, does not allow for much conversation. My concern is his skill and competency not conversation. This is the reason for the "4's".
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Dr. Williams' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Scapular Fracture
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Dr. Williams treats Scapular Fracture more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Williams treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Williams performs All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Williams performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Arm Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Williams performs Arm Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Williams performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Williams' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Biography

Dr. Williams is a board certified shoulder specialist and currently serves as President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His areas of expertise include shoulder replacement, shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder dislocations, among other areas. Dr. Williams endorses the AAOS A Nation in Motion® Campaign.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

U Tex San Antonio
Fellowship Hospital
U Tex San Antonio
Residency Hospital
1985
University Of Texas Health Center At Tyler
Internship Hospital
1984
Temple University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1985
1984

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chair
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Past President
  • Orthopaedic Surgery at Jefferson Medical College, Professor
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Past President
  • Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Past President
  • Shoulder and Elbow Center of Rothman Institute, Director

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