Brian F. Grogan, MD
Orthopedics
Summary

Dr. Grogan is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries. His clinical interests include the operative and non-operative treatment of shoulder, elbow, and sports injuries with additional expertise in upper extremity arthroscopy and joint replacement. Currently, Dr. Grogan is a team physician for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department and provides orthopedic medical coverage for Badger Volleyball, Badger Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving, and Badger Men's and Women's Tennis. He is also a team physician for the Northwoods League Madison Mallards.

Dr. Grogan completed his fellowship training in Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY and served as a Fellow Team Physician for the New York Yankees (MLB), New York City FC (MLS), Rockland Boulders (CANAM) and Columbia University football (NCAA Division I). He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed his orthopedic surgery residency while on active duty with the United States Army at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio Military Medical Consortium, Ft. Sam Houston, TX. After graduating, he deployed to Afghanistan and fulfilled his service obligation at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Ft. Hood, TX.

Education
  • Fellowship - Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine
    New York Orthopaedic Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2017-2018
  • Residency - Orthopedic Surgery
    San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX, 2008-2013
  • Doctor of Medicine
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2004-2008
  • Bachelor of Science - Medical Science
    University of Wisconsin, 2001-2005
Honors & Awards
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America 2021 Travelling Fellow
  • 2020 American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons’ PJI Research Grant
  • Blue Ribbon Artice, “The effect of microfracture on meniscal tear healing in a goat (Capra hircus) model: A histological and biomechanical investigation” in Orthopedics.
  • Milton S. Thompson Research Award, presented at George E. Omer, Jr. Research and Alumni Lectureship
  • Medical School Class Co-President
  • Craig High School Academic Recognition Ceremony Guest Speaker
  • Graduated with Distinction with degree in Medical Science from University of Wisconsin
  • Deans List 2001-2004, University of Wisconsin
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Wisconsin Alpha Chapter
  • Military Awards:
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization International Security Assistance Force Ribbon
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Brooke Army Medical Center
Clinical Interests
  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty (Replacement)
  • Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty (Replacement)
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Trauma
  • Shoulder Tendon Transfer
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Labral Repair
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Arthroplasty (Replacement)
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Trauma
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Tennis Elbow
Affiliations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association
Publications
  • Grogan BF, Hsu JR, Skeletal Trauma Research Consortium. Volumetric muscle loss. JAAOS-Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2011 Feb 1;19:S35-7. PMID: 21304045
  • Grogan BF, Cranston WC, Lopez DM, Furbee C, Murray CK, Hsu JR, Skeletal Trauma Research Consortium. Do protective lead garments harbor harmful bacteria?. Orthopedics. 2011 Nov 9;34(11):e765-7. PMID: 22049960
  • Grogan BF, Blair JA, Blease RE, Cho MS, Hsu JR. Exposure of the distal humerus using a triceps hemi-peel approach. Orthopedics. 2014;37(5):e455-9. PMID: 24810822
  • Ablove R, Kijowski R, Grogan B, Loomans R. The capsular attachment of the ulnar coronoid process: an MRI arthrography study. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2014 Jan 1;25(1):34-6. PMID:
  • Strommen JJ, Waterman SM, Mitchell CA, Grogan BF. 2014 Fort Hood, Texas, mass casualty incident: reviews and perspectives. Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine. 2015 Sep;8(3):298-303. PMID: 26081589
  • Howarth WR, Brochard K, Campbell SE, Grogan BF. Effect of microfracture on meniscal tear healing in a goat (Capra hircus) model. Orthopedics. 2016 Mar 1;39(2):105-10. PMID: 26811956
  • Grogan B, Levine WN. The continuing role of hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of proximal humerus fractures. In Seminars in Arthroplasty 2017 Sep 1 (Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 98-101). WB Saunders.
  • Song DJ, Grogan B, Jobin CM. Anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty for severe glenoid bone loss: Still a viable option. In Seminars in Arthroplasty 2018 Jun 1 (Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 83-86). WB Saunders.
  • Grogan B, Song DJ, Jobin CM. Cemented humeral shoulder arthroplasty: Because it works!. In Seminars in Arthroplasty 2018 Jun 1 (Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 100-107). WB Saunders.
  • Garrigues GE, Zmistowski B, Cooper AM, Green A, Hsu J, Ricchetti E, Namdari S, Frankle M, Gerber C, Tashjian R, Matsen F. Proceedings from the 2018 International Consensus Meeting on Orthopedic Infections: the definition of periprosthetic shoulder infection. Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery. 2019 Jun 1;28(6):S8-12. PMID: 31196517
  • Goldstein SD, Klosterman EL, Hetzel SJ, Grogan BF, Williams KL, Guiao R, Spiker AM. The Effect of an Orthopaedic Surgeon's Attire on Patient Perceptions of Surgeon Traits and Identity: A Cross-Sectional Survey. JAAOS Global Research & Reviews. 2020 Aug;4(8). PMID: 3276908
  • Bernatz JT, Brooks AE, Nguyen BP, Shin ED, Binkley NC, Anderson PA, Grogan BF. Prevalence and Treatment of Osteoporosis Prior to Elective Shoulder Arthroplasty. JAAOS Global Research & Reviews. 2020 Dec;4(12). PMID: 33986217
  • Grogan BF, Danford NC, Lopez CD, Maier SP, Kongmalai P, Kovacevic D, Levine WN, Jobin CM. Number of screws in the articular segment of distal humerus AO/OTA C-type fractures treated with open reduction internal fixation is associated with complication rate. SICOT-J. 2021;7:25. PMID: 33812466
  • Klosterman EL, Cotter EJ, Squire MW, Grogan BF. Creation of a Custom-Length, Humeral Antibiotic Cement Spacer for Use in Treatment of Shoulder Periprosthetic Joint Infection. Arthroscopy techniques. 2021 Feb 1;10(2):e481-6. PMID: 33680782
  • Erickson JG, Johnson KP, Grogan BF, Cannada LK, Whiting PS. Factors considered in ranking orthopedic shoulder and elbow fellowship applicants: a survey of program directors. JSES Reviews, Reports, and Techniques. 2021 May 1;1(2):151-4. PMID:
  • Cotter EJ, Winzenried AE, Polania-Gonzalez E, Song D, Waterman BR, Grogan BF. Role of pre-revision tissue biopsy in evaluation of painful shoulder arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2021 Jun 1;30(6):1445-57. PMID: 33220414
  • Cotter EJ, Klosterman EL, Winzenried AE, Greiner JJ, Grogan BF. Osteoporosis Screening Is Often Indicated but Overlooked Prior to Rotator Cuff Repair. Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation. 2021 Mar 13. PMID: 34195629
  • Cotter EJ, Polce EM, Lee E, Williams KL, Spiker AM, Grogan BF, Lang GJ. Incidence of Research Gap Years in Orthopaedic Residency Applicants: The New Standard?. JAAOS Global Research & Reviews. 2021 Nov 1;5(11):e21. PMID: 34779792
  • Cotter EJ, Cotter LM, Franczek EB, Godfrey JJ, Hetzel SJ, Safdar N, Dai T, Arkin L, Grogan BF. Efficacy of combinational therapy using blue light and benzoyl peroxide in reducing Cutibacterium acnes bioburden at the deltopectoral interval: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2021 Dec 1;30(12):2671-81. PMID: 34478863
  • Polce EM, Cotter EJ, Polania-Gonzalez E, Grogan BF. Patient Compliance and Satisfaction with Topical Benzoyl Peroxide Gel Prior to Shoulder Surgery. JSES International. 2022 Mar 7. PMID: 35813137
  • McDonald LS, Westermann RW, Economopoulos KJ, Grogan BF, Graves BR, Saithna A, Angelo RL. Wit, Wisdom, and Whitewater: A Journey With the 2021 AANA Traveling Fellows. Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery: Official Publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association. 2022 Mar 11. PMID: 35288276
  • Andersen L, Krueger D, Bernatz J, Binkley N, Anderson PA, Grogan B. Soft Tissue Standardization Improves Humerus Tissue Thickness Precision and Lowers BMD in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients. Journal of Clinical Densitometry. 2022 Apr 1;25(2):272-3. PMID:
  • Cotter EJ, Polce EM, Williams KL, Spiker AM, Grogan BF, Lang GJ. Current State of Research Gap-Years in Orthopedic Surgery Residency Applicants: Program Director’s Perspectives. Iowa Orthop J. 2022 Jun; 42(1): 19-30. PMID: 35821932
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For My Patients

Before Surgery:

You will have a pre-operative appointment with a Physician Assistant (PA). At this appointment, you will be given a packet with information about your surgery. There are detailed instructions in the packet explaining how to prepare for surgery. The PA will review this information with you and answer any questions that you may have at that time. The PA will also review your chart to ensure that all needed lab tests, imaging, and/or consults from other doctors are completed.

Day of Surgery:

Most patients will be discharged home the day of surgery. You will have a bulky tape and gauze dressing placed on your shoulder. Leave the dressing in place for 3 days. You may then discard the dressing and leave your shoulder open to the air. If the stitches rub on your clothing, you may cover them with a small bandage. You may shower after 3 days.

An ice sleeve will be placed over the dressing, and your arm will be immobilized in a sling. You will be given instructions on adjusting the sling and using the ice sleeve before you are discharged home.

You will need an adult to assist you with transportation to and from the hospital.

After Surgery:

Wear your sling in public, when up and walking, and at night when sleeping. You may sleep in any position you find comfortable while wearing your sling. You can remove your sling for short periods of time when you are awake and seated in a safe environment and your arm is at your side. The sling will be used for 3 months or as directed by your Physical Therapist. No driving while wearing the sling.

The ice sleeve is provided for your comfort. Use it as directed.

Please keep your scheduled Physical Therapy appointment. A link to the physical therapy protocol is listed below.

At your first follow-up appointment, your wounds will be examined and sutures will be removed. The details of the surgical procedure will be discussed, and pictures from your surgery will be reviewed. You will have additional follow-up appointments at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 1 year from surgery. Your return to work and recreational activities will be discussed on an individual basis.

Physical Therapy Guidelines

Before Surgery:

You will have a pre-operative appointment with a Physician Assistant (PA). At this appointment, you will be given a packet with information about your surgery. There are detailed instructions in the packet explaining how to prepare for surgery. The PA will review this information with you and answer any questions that you may have at that time. The PA will also review your chart to ensure that all needed lab tests, imaging, and/or consults from other doctors are completed.

Hospital Stay:

Most patients will be discharged home the day after surgery. A clear plastic adhesive dressing will be placed over the incision. The dressing is waterproof, and you can shower immediately. The arm is placed in a sling. An ice sleeve is placed over the shoulder. In the hospital, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists will instruct you on how to use the sling, ice sleeve, and perform basic tasks associated with daily life at home. If you require additional home support, a Social Worker will assist in arranging short-term placement at an appropriate facility or for home health services. Many patients are started on a medication for one month to prevent blood clots.

After Surgery:

The clear plastic adhesive dressing stays in place until your follow-up visit. Wear your sling in public, when up and walking, and at night when sleeping. You may sleep in any position you find comfortable while wearing your sling. You can and should remove your sling when you are awake and seated in a safe environment. You should move your elbow, wrist, and fingers several times throughout the day. You may use your arm immediately for light tasks in front of your body such as holding a book or a newspaper, using a keyboard, or holding a pen. Avoid internal or external rotation (reaching to your back pocket or out to your side). Please keep your scheduled Physical Therapy appointment. A link to the physical therapy protocol is listed below.

At your first follow-up appointment, the clear plastic adhesive dressing will be removed. You may continue to shower normally. No further wound care is required. Your radiographs (X-rays) from surgery will be reviewed. You will have additional follow-up appointments at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 1 year from surgery. The sling will be used for 3 months or as directed by your Physical Therapist. No driving while wearing the sling. Your return to work and recreational activities will be discussed on an individual basis.

Physical Therapy Guidelines

Before Surgery:

You will have a pre-operative appointment with a Physician Assistant (PA). At this appointment, you will be given a packet with information about your surgery. There are detailed instructions in the packet explaining how to prepare for surgery. The PA will review this information with you and answer any questions that you may have at that time. The PA will also review your chart to ensure that all needed lab tests, imaging, and/or consults from other doctors are completed.

Day of Surgery:

Most patients will be discharged home the day of surgery. Follow the dressing instructions given to you at your pre-operative appointment. You will need an adult to assist you with transportation to and from the hospital. Activity restrictions will be listed on your discharge paperwork.

After Surgery:

Please keep your scheduled Physical Therapy appointment. A link to the physical therapy protocols commonly used by the clinic is listed below.

At your first follow-up appointment, your wound will be examined and sutures will be removed (if needed). The details of the surgical procedure will be discussed and any relevant pictures or radiographs (x-rays) will be reviewed. You will have additional follow-up appointments at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 1 year from surgery. Your return to work and recreational activities will be discussed on an individual basis.

Physical Therapy Guidelines

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