William L. Griffin, MD

William L. Griffin, MD


  • University of North Carolina -- Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine -- Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine -- Internship, General Surgery
  • Carolinas Medical Center --  Residency, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute and the National Hospital of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation -- Fellowship, Reconstructive Total Joint Arthroplasty


  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member of the Knee Society
  • Member of the Hip Society 
  • Member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Member of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the North Carolina Medical Society
  • Member of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society


  • Business NC Magazine’s Top Doctors 2015


  • Springer BD, Griffin WL, Davies MS: “Deformation of one Piece Acetabular Components”, Journal of Arthroplasty.
  • Griffin WL, Springer BD, Davies MS: “Functional Articular Surface of One Piece Acetabular Components”, CORR.
  • Griffin WL, Ernsberger E., Noftz R: “Cup Deformation – How Long Does it Persist”, Manuscript Stage, Presented as a poster at AAOS 2010.
  • Griffin WL, Mason JB, Odum S: “Modular Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty – Minimum Five Year Results”, Manuscript Stage.
  • Springer BD, Connelly SE, Odum SM, Fehring TJ, Griffin WL, Mason JB, Masonis JL: “Cementless Femoral Components in Young Patients: Review and Meta-analysis of Total Hip Arthroplasty and Hip Resurfacing”, Journal of Arthroplasty 2009 Sep;24(6 Suppl):2-8.
  • Raab GE, Fehring TK, Odum SM, Mason JB, Griffin WL: “Aspiration as an Aid to the Diagnosis of Prosthetic Knee Instability”, Orthopedics 2009; 32:318
  • Springer BD, Fehring TK, Griffin WL, Odum SM, Masonis JL: “Why Do Revision Total Hip Arthroplasties Fail?”, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 467, January 2009; 166-173.
  • Springer BD, Griffin WL, Fehring TK, Suarez J, Odum SM, Thompson CP “Incomplete Seating of Press-fit Porous Coated Acetabular Components: The Fate of Zone 2 Radiolucencies”, Journal of Arthroplasty Vol 23, (6), Suppl 1, September, 2008; 121-126.
  • Suarez J, Griffin WL, Springer BD, Fehring TK, Mason JB, Odum S: “Why Do Revision Knee Arthroplasties Fail”, Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol 23, (6), Suppl 1, September 2008; 99-103.
  • Griffin WL, Scott RD, Dalury DF, Mahoney OM, Chiavetta J, Odum SM: “Modular Insert Exchange in Knee Arthroplasty for Treatment of Wear and Osteolysis”, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research,Vol. 464, November 2007; 132-137.
  • Griffin WL, Fehring TK, Pomeroy D, Gruen T, Murphy J: “Sterilization and Wear-related Failure in First- and Second generation Press-fit Condylar Total Knee Arthroplasty”, (The Mark Coventry Award), Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Vol. 464, November 2007; 16-20.
  • Fehring TK, Odum S, Griffin WL, Mason JB, McCoy TH: “The ObesityEpidemic – Its Effect on Total Joint Arthroplasty”, Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol 22 (Suppl 2), September 2007; 71-76.
  • Fehring TK, Odum S, Griffin WL, McCoy TH, Masonis JL: “Surgical Treatment of Flexion Contractures Following Total Knee Arthroplasty”,Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol 22 (Suppl 2), September 2007; 62-70.
  • Fehring TK, Odum S, Struble S, Fehring K, Griffin WL, Mason JB “Hip Instability in Two-stage Reimplantation without an Articulating Spacer”, Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol 22 (Suppl 2), September 2007; 156-161.
  • Freeman M, Fehring TK, Odum S, Fehring K, Griffin WL, Mason JB “Functional Advantage of Articulating versus Static Spacers in Two Stage Revision for TKA Infection”, Journal of Arthroplasty Vol 22 (8), December, 2007, 1116-1121.
  • Chiavetta J, Fehring TK, Odum S, Griffin WL, Mason JB: “Importance of a Balanced Gap Technique in Rotating Platform Knees”, Orthopaedics 29 (Suppl 9), Sept 2006, S45-48.
  • Squire M, Griffin WL, Mason JB, Peindl R, Odum S: Acetabular Component Deformation with Press-fit Fixation. Journal of Arthroplasty, 21 (6 Suppl 2), Sept. 2006, 72-77.
  • Fehring TK, Odum S, Griffin WL, Mason JB: Outcome Comparison of Partial and Full Component Revision TKA. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 440, Nov. 2005, p. 131-134.
  • Squire M, Fehring TK, Odum S, Griffin WL, Mason JB: Failure of Femoral Surface Replacement for Femoral Head Avascular Necrosis. J Arthroplasty 20 (6 Suppl 3), Oct. 2005, p 108-114..
  • Nadaud MC, Griffin WL, Fehring TK, Mason JB, Tabor OB Jr, Odum S, Nussman DS: Cementless Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Without Allograft in Severe Proximal Femoral Defects. J Arthroplasty 20 (6), Sept 2005, p 738-744.
  • Griffin WL, Fehring TK, Mason JB, McCoy TH, Odum S, Sychterz-Terefenko C: Early Morbidity of Modular Exchange for Polyethylene Wear and Osteolysis, Journal of Arthroplasty 19, (Suppl 2), Oct. 2004, p 61-66


  • Clinical Team: Suzanne Matheny, RN
  • Test/Surgery Scheduler: Liz Shultz
  • Medical Administrative Assistant: Jamey Deberry

PA Team

Fellowship Trained

  • Hip & Knee

Clinical Specialties

  • Hip & Knee