Study Published in the Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Dr. Groh, in partnership with a colleague at the University of Texas, recently published a study in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. The full text of the article can be viewed here: Results of Revision From Hemiarthroplasty to Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Utilizing Modular Component Systems.


For more information about Dr. Groh, call Blue Ridge Bone & Joint at (828) 258-8800, or visit


BRBJ Important Notice

Hydrocodone-Combination Medications



Because of new Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, Blue Ridge Bone and Joint (BRBJ) staff and physicians will no longer be allowed to phone in hydrocodone-combination medications. While not a complete list, the more familiar medications included in the new FDA changes are:

  • Hydrocodone - any combination
  • Norco
  • Vicodin

Pharmacists will no longer be permitted to contact physicians for refills for these medications. Patients will be required to present a prescription to the pharmacist for these medications.

Patients must request these prescription refills from BRBJ before 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excludes holidays). BRBJ staff will require a signature from whoever is picking up the prescription.