Dr. Gregory A. Merrell, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center 8501 Harcourt Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46260 Get Directions
(800) 888-4263

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Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center was founded with the vision of delivering the highest quality patient care, providing the most respected postgraduate upper extremity training, and maintaining a work environment that provides satisfaction, pride, and excellence. Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center's mission is to be the premier provider, educator, and innovator in the prevention and treatment of upper extremity disorders.Read more

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Memberships American Society for Surgery of the Hand Leadership Positions 2008- ...Read more

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Doctors and staff were great and very helpful. The wait was long but not terrible (around 50 mins). Ability to perform radiographs so quickly was wonderful.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale School Of Medicine, Department Of Orthopedics

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale School Of Medicine, Department Of Orthopedics

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brown University / Alpert Medical School

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    The Wharton School Of The University Of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1990

  • Other Education
    Awards-Marshall Urist Award For Study Of Bone Healing

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Merrell's Office & Staff

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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Dr. Merrell says...

Memberships

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

 Leadership Positions

2008-               Member of ASSH Clinical Trials and Outcomes Committee

2007-               Associate Editor, Journal of Hand Surgery

2015-               Associate Editor, Techniques in Orthopaedics (TIO) Hand Editorial Board

Awards

2007 OTA: Assessment of a novel silver antimicrobial coating for orthopaedic trauma hardware

2002 OREF: Gata-1 Megakaryocytes: a novel osteoinductive pathway for promoting bony healing in a rat critical sized defect model

2002 AOA Marshall Urist Award: Gata-1 Megakaryocytes: a novel osteoinductive pathway for promoting bony healing in a rat critical sized defect model.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Means KR, Rinker BD, Higgins JP, Payne SH, Merrell GA, Shaw Wilgis EF. A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Pilot Study of Outcomes for Digital Nerve Repair in the Hand Using Hollow Conduit Compared With Processed Allograft Nerve. HAND (AAHS) February 17, 2016. 10.1177/1558944715627233.

Brody MJ, Merrell GA.  The Effect of Progressive Extensor Retinaculum Excision on Wrist Biomechanics and Bowstringing.  J Hand Surg Am. 2015 (Dec;40(12):2388-92.

Journal article not indexed in Medline: Slade, Joseph F.  Merrell, Gregory A. Minimally invasive management of scaphoid fractures.Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.9(4), Nov 2002: 143-150.

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Reviewer:

            Journal of Hand and Microsurgery

            Journal of Hand Surgery

            Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery

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Dr. Merrell's Care Philosophy

Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center was founded with the vision of delivering the highest quality patient care, providing the most respected postgraduate upper extremity training, and maintaining a work environment that provides satisfaction, pride, and excellence. Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center's mission is to be the premier provider, educator, and innovator in the prevention and treatment of upper extremity disorders.