Dr. William Griffin, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

OrthoCarolina 2001 Vail Ave Charlotte, NC 28207 Get Directions
Dr. William Griffin, MD
Dr. William Griffin, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Charlotte, NC. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Griffin is affiliated with Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Novant Health - Presbyterian Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital and Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy.

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Patient Comments (8)
in Charlotte, NC |
For a tough operation, Dr.Griffin and his staff made it very "doable!" I cannot give enough praises !!! A superb and caring physician!! Thx so much!!!!
in Davidson, NC |
Dr Griffin replaced my right knee and 3 months later he replaced my left knee. He is compassionate, caring, and is THE man to see for knee replacements. The staff at his office is amazingly competent.
in Morganton, NC |
I was 65 years old when Dr. Griffin replaced my right hip. Every thing about my experience with Dr. Griffin and the staff went extremely well. If they would have allowed it, I could have walked out of the hospital. I used a cane for two days after I got home, but I never felt like I needed it. I rehabbed at home, on my on, and was back playing basketball and softball in less than six months. It has now been almost seven years since the hip was replaced, and it still has given me no problems
in Hickory, NC |
Dr. Griffin barely made eye contact. He was impatient & dismissive. My particular hip condition didn't match w/ his expectations for "usual patient" & rather than brainstorm options he simply wanted to shoo me out of his office w/ some trite advice about what kinds of exercise to avoid. I am in constant pain & he dismissed my experience by simply saying "your case sounds highly unusual." & then had the gall to act like I was there just to ask for narcotics which I had no interest in! Arrogance!!
in Charlotte, NC |
I am having problems with my left knee. Dr Griffin is rated very high so I made an appointment with him. Dr. Griffin did not physically examine my knee. He looked at the x-ray and he told me I have arthritis in my knee. He also told me that the brace I was using would not help my knee. I tried to go without the brace but I am having some sharp pains in that knee without it. I am disappointed in my care by Dr. Griffin.
in Ft Mill, SC |
Dr. Griffin has replaced both of my knees and I'm very pleased. I highly recommend him to anyone anticipating the same.
in Charlotte, NC |
I have been a patient of Dr. Bill for 21 years. He's conservative in his approach to surgery but very reasonable. I can say enough good about him is not only a great surgeon, but also a great guy! He is thee man! :-) Jim Scalia
Mint Hill, North Carolina |
Dr Griffin was recommended to me by a friend who knew one of his nurses and knew my personality. I was born with a birth defect which was corrected by bone graphs when I was 2. I am now 46 and began having problems with that hip again. Dr Griffin was wonderful. He reviewed the X-rays, discussed my regular activities and monitored me for about 6 months at which point, even at my young age, he felt we should proceed with hip replacement due to the amount of pain I was in. He gave me a new life!
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  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    University Of Louisville School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Louisville School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Carolinas Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    National Hospital Of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of North Carolina

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate