OrthoVirginia Blog

GIRD and the Throwing Shoulder

Dr. Paul Kiritsis out of our St. Francis location recorded this great video to explain GIRD and the throwing shoulder!

About the Author:

Dr. Kiritsis, a Richmond native, is a board certified knee and shoulder specialist. In addition, Dr. Kiritsis is one of a select number of Orthopaedic Surgeons in the Richmond area to hold a second subspecialty board certification in Sports Medicine. This certification is a testament to his tireless pursuit of excellence in the fields of sports medicine and knee and shoulder surgery. Dr. Kiritsis has held the position of Assistant Clinical professor at MCV in shoulder surgery. He was one of a small group of surgeons including physicians from the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins to be a part of the initial evaluation team for the Biomet Comprehensive Shoulder Arthroplasty System. In addition, he is a national orthopaedic consultant for the Halyard Health corporation and is a faculty member for the Zimmer Biomet International Surgeon Education Program. These international surgeons will be traveling to St. Francis to observe Dr. Kiritsis while he performs arthroscopic and open knee and shoulder surgeries. In addition, Dr. Kiritsis has traveled across the country teaching other orthopaedic surgeons cutting edge open and arthroscopic techniques for the knee and shoulder. He has served as the team physician for a number of athletic teams on the professional, collegiate, and high school levels. He holds multiple orthopaedic patents and is one of the design surgeons for the ALPS Proximal Humeral Plating System.