Dr. Paul W. Grutter, MD

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Dr. Paul W. Grutter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance - TOA 270 E Main St Ste 300, Gallatin, TN 37066 Get Directions
(615) 675-2000

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Paul Grutter, M.D. Diplomate, The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship: Shoulder Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine...   Read More

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      Dr. Grutter was very kind and concerned about the injury to my ankle. I was very grateful for the care that he took with my injury. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
      • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
      • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

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      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Heel Spur
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Cramp
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Lupus
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • 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
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Scoliosis
      • Sever's Disease
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Finger

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Ankle Arthroscopy
      • 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)
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Elbow Replacement
      • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Replacement Revision
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Surgery
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neuroplasty
      • 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 Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Wrist Replacement

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1999

      • Internship Hospital
        Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center

        Completed in 2000

      • Residency Hospital
        Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center

        Completed in 2004

      • Fellowship Hospital
        The Johns Hopkins University

        Completed in 2009

      • Undergraduate School
        Truman State University

        Graduated in 1995

      • Other Education
        1st Medical Group (Acc) Sgoso

        Completed in 2008

        48th Combat Support Hospital

        Completed in 2008

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Grutter says...

      Paul Grutter, M.D.

      Diplomate, The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

      Fellowship: Shoulder Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

      Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification, ABOS

      Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

      Dr. Paul Grutter, M.D.  specializes in shoulder surgery, sports medicine, and joint replacement. He focuses on minimizing pain after surgery and getting patients back on their feet as quickly as possible.

      Dr. Grutter performs the majority of his shoulder surgeries using minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques.  Rotator cuff repairs, shoulder impingement and spurs as well as labral injuries in the shoulder are performed through several small stab incisions to decrease the discomfort associated with surgery and speed the recovery. 

      Dr. Grutter has uses an approach to knee replacement surgery that does not cut into the quad muscles like older, traditional approaches. This is called a sub-vastus approach.  The goal of this technique is to minimize pain and shorten recovery. He also maximizes knee mobility using computer navigation to place the implants or to create custom implants using 3D modeling of each individual patient's knee.

      Dr. Grutter takes a similar approach for hip replacements by using an anterior approach to the hip. During the anterior apprach a smaller incision is made between the muscles,and the main hip stabilizer muscles and tendons are not disturbed. This allows patients to recover faster with virtually no restrictions following surgery.

      Whether joint replacement is done as an outpatient procedure or with a short hospital stay, we can usually perform a surgery with fewer complications, lower out-of-pocket costs and better outcomes. In fact, many joint replacement surgeries we perform can now be done in the morning and the patient can start recovery at home the same day!

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      Dr. Grutter says...

      Rotator Cuff Tear

      Shoulder Impingement

      SLAP Tear

      Clavicle Fracture

      Acromioclavicular Separation

      Shoulder Arthritis

      Proximal Humerus Fracture

      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

      Dequervain's Tenosynovitis

      ACL Tear

      Meniscal Tear

      Hip Arthritis

      Shoulder Arthritis

      Ankle Arthritis

      Fractures

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      Dr. Grutter says...

      Shoulder Surgery

      Total Shoulder Replacement

      Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

      Clavicle Fracture Repair

      Proximal Humerus Fracture Repair

      Carpal Tunnel Release

      ACL reconstruction

      Total knee Replacement

      Oxford Partial Knee Replacement

      Total Hip Replacement

      Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

      Fracture Surgical Repair