Dr. Gregory Merrell, MD

Dr. Gregory Merrell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Gregory Merrell, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lafayette, IN and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Yale University in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

5177 McCarty Ln

Lafayette, IN 47905

Contact Information

(765) 838-6459

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • CareSource
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 98% of peers
Trigger Finger
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Merrell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Merrell "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. and many more Reviewer: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery Journal of Hand Surgery Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Merrell "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."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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 Ankle and Foot
  • 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
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain


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  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • The Wharton School Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Yale School Of Medicine, Department Of Orthopedics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Yale School Of Medicine, Department Of Orthopedics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Awards-Marshall Urist Award For Study Of Bone Healing
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Merrell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merrell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merrell to family and friends
based on 69 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (69)

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Dr. Merrell's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

This is the second time Dr. Merrell has operated on my (trigger thumb previously) and I would recommend him to anyone who is experiencing hand and or shoulder issues.
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in Washington, IN
I have had two surgeries on both thumbs! Dr. Merrell performed both. I would recommend him for any hand issue. Very thorough in telling you what to expect and gives you options! Long recovery but great results.
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in Noblesville, IN
Extensive hand surgery (basilar joint, hyper extended thumb, carpal tunnel) with no complications, fast healing, and regaining of strength The surgical experience utilized a shoulder block and made recovery easier. The accompanying occupational therapy helped immensely. Online access to...more
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in Carmel, IN
From scheduling through carpal tunnel surgery and post surgery appointments, had a great experience with Dr. Merrell and his staff. I can't think of one thing to complain about.
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I had a truly terrible experience with Dr. Merrell. It took a month to get a appointment even after contacting them and expressing my urgency due to pain and overall instability of my dominate arm. I waited a hour to see him and his first words were "i have a huge stack of papers I haven't had time...more
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