Dr. Paul Grutter, MD

Dr. Paul Grutter, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Paul Grutter, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Gallatin, TN and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

270 E Main St Ste 300

Gallatin, TN 37066

Contact Information

(615) 675-2000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Knee Sprain
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Grutter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Grutter "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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7  Specialties

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

3  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

28  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Truman State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Diplomate with Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, ABOS
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • The Johns Hopkins University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • 1st Medical Group (Acc) Sgoso
    Other Education | Completed 2008
  • 48th Combat Support Hospital
    Other Education | Completed 2008
  • Baltimore Orioles Team Physician 2008-2009
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Grutter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Grutter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Grutter to family and friends
36 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

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Dr. Grutter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

He is very thorough and explains everything . He is fabulous.
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Dr. Grutter inserted a plate and two screws in my left foot. He apologized for not being able to make a small incision as planned. My bones are fragile, so the incision is a little larger than he planned. NO problem, I’m just happy he helped me!! His office staff were very professional and...more
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Dr Grutter is very professional, good natured, willingly answers any questions you have, a good life and very skilled in his surgeries.Also, makes sure you are comfortable after surgery. On me, he has done custom fit knee surgeries on both knees and neuroma surgery and staightening of my toe on...more
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Dr. Grutter performed knee replacement surgery. I've been pleasantly surprised at the overall lack of post-operative pain. Follow-up exams have shown the current knee condition to be appropriate, and recovery appears to be progressing marvelously.
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Exemplary skills and patient relations. One of my favorite doctors.
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