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James J. Creighton, III, MD

James J. Creighton, III, MD

Hand & Wrist, Elbow & Arm, Shoulder

Upper Extremity including Hand, Wrist, Elbow, & Shoulder

Triad Region

Greensboro-Signature Place

Dr. James Creighton, III is an orthopedic surgeon with dual fellowship training in surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency at Indiana University, he spent a year at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center specializing in surgery of the upper extremity. This included a large focus on the hand, wrist and elbow in acute, chronic, and traumatic settings. He then spent additional time at the Florida Orthopedic Institute to further advance his abilities to care for both simple and complex injuries & conditions of the shoulder and elbow.

Dr. Creighton is focused on caring for patients with upper extremity orthopedic injuries and conditions resulting from accidents, overuse, sports, and work. These include arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, fractures, rotator cuff injuries, throwing injuries, joint replacement and much more. Dr. Creighton’s enjoys treating patients of all ages. He is thrilled to serve the Greensboro community and is thankful that he, along with his wife and two sons, are a part of it. Dr. Creighton enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, skiing & snowboarding, golf, and hockey. Dr. Creighton’s goal is to provide exceptional orthopedic care for the full range of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries & conditions.

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  • Fellowship Training: Florida Orthopedic Institute: Fellowship Training in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center: Fellowship Training in Upper Extremity: Hand to Shoulder Surgery
  • Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Medical School Education: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Notre Dame


  • AAOS Candidate Member (2013 – present) ASSH Candidate Fellow Member (11/01/2016 – present) AAHS Member (11/27/2018 – present) ASES Fellow Member (2019-present)


Triad Region is now offering Telemedicine Appointments!

Triad Region is now offering Telemedicine Appointments!

Triad Region

Due to the emergency medical response to COVID-19, EmergeOrtho Triad Region is happy to announce that we are now offering video appointments (telemedicine) to most of our patients in addition to face-to-face office visits. These telemedicine appointments are a great option for our patients – allowing you to meet with your physician or other EmergeOrtho...

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As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and occupational therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.

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