Brian F. Grogan, MD
Orthopedics
Summary

Dr. Grogan is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. A native of Janesville, WI, he obtained his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Grogan completed orthopedic surgery residency 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.

Dr. Grogan completed 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). 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. He is a team physician for the Northwoods Leauge Madison Mallards. Dr. Grogan is also 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.

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
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
Clinical Interests
  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Labral Repair
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Arthroplasty (Replacement)
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Trauma
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Tennis Elbow
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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Locations

UW Health at The American Center

Phone: (608) 263-8850

Research Park Clinic

Phone: (608) 263-8850

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Administrative Assistant
Amsatou Ndiaye