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Dr. Michael Granberry

Orthopedic Surgery
Mobile, AL
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Mobile, AL

Address

3610 Springhill Memorial Drive North, Mobile, AL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

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Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Son of a retired orthopaedist, and brother to a practicing orthopaedist, you could say it runs in my blood. I also enjoy many hobbies, woodworking, photography, music, reading and computers are current off time activities. My current interest in orthopaedics is Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement, and I am currently working on learning hip arthroscopy.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

72 Answers
132 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Preventable: Dowagers hump is due to osteoporosis of the spine. Getting your bone density checked, and treating your osteoporosis, if present, can prevent this def... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Personal choice: Hip replacement surgery is an elective surgical procedure. Your doctor can tell you you are a candidate based on your symptoms and hip xray. People ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Heat pack: Assuming that you are talking about the visible portion of the "bruise", also called ecchymosis, then time alone will cause resorbtion of the blood wh... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
2-6 weeks: While some patients with severe disease, and/or an inflammatory component (eg. Rheumatoid arthritis), can have immediate pain relief, most patients ar... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Hurts - a little: If the pin was left with a portion outside of the skin (often with a little ball or cover on it) then it is usually removed in the office. There will... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Posture!: Most of the people that come to me with this type of pain (pain not from an injury) are doing something repeatedly or for long periods of time where t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
A few percent: Historically good and excellent results occur in 90-95% of patients, with 0.5-1% having serious complications. Remember, this is usually an older grou... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Inflammation: Your body responds to infection with an inflammatory response. This response can cause joint pain in some people. Viral infections (cold) can cause jo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Not for all sports: An acl deficient knee will sometimes heal enough to allow some straight line running activities, but not cutting type sports. The knee also can heal ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
6-8 weeks: Structurally, there is only mild weakening of the deltoid insertion where the bone is removed. Rotator cuff, if not repaired should be ready to rehab ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Either, both: This could be any combination of rotator cuff or glen ok'd labrum tears. It also might be due to inflammation in a non-torn rotator cuff, or clicking ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
6 weeks..: This type of injury should be treated with non weight bearing (crutches) for 6-12 weeks. X-rays will help determine healing status. If this was a non... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Bone loss: If you are actually seeing a hole in the bone on x-ray, that's different. I have seen cysts in the patella arising from the fracture line, making a ci... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
?: There are no muscles that connect to a total hip implant. Both components are implanted in the bones of the pelvis and thigh bone. The muscles are lef... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Arch supports: Over pronating can cause patella (knee cap) dysfunction, which can hurt. Over pronation can worsen while running due to fatigue, causing excessive ro... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Pain and swelling: The lateral release should be finished healing at about 6 weeks. With proper rehab, the quad will be retrained and strong at 6-12 weeks. The chondrop... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Now arthritis: Dysplasia correction involves cutting the femur and/or pelvis, and the changing the alignment to improve coverage of the ball by the socket. Dysplasi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Pain -Discoloration: Pain and bruising, particularly when lasting for more than a week. Deformity after an injury should always be evaluated by a health professional. An x... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Accessory muscles: When the shoulder muscles are not doing their job properly, the other muscles connected to the shoulder blade pitch in to help. This activity is not n... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Varies.: Some revision surgeries go just like a primary hip replacement. Depending on the bone damage, and stability of the revision surgery, you might be look... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Balance/Brace: Balance the ligaments- stretch achilles and strengthen the peroneal tendons (outside). Brace- stirrup style or lace up ankle brace. No high heels.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Try some stretches: Your symptoms could be from trochanteric bursitis with it band tightness, or spinal pathology. Try some over the counter nsaia meds with some it band... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Some: A serious knee brace helps people with an unstable knee prevent further knee damage until surgery is done. For just the meniscus tear, some people ar... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Need both: Both additional X-rays and an MRI with arthrogram are needed to work up hip impingement. The MRI looks at the hip labrum (cartilage) and rules out a v... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Inflammation: Sounds like the bleeding and inflammation from your rib fractures is causing pain in some of the surrounding muscles and possibly the pleura itself. I... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Revision Surgery: All artificial joint replacements have the potential for wearing out while the patient is alive, and we are staying alive and active longer these days... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Nor necessarily : Muscles, tendons and joints sometime take longer than the 24 hours that you would anticipate to recover from manipulation.. This would be particularly... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
A couple of hours: An uncomplicated primary (first one) hip replacement takes about 2 hours including the anesthesia, surgery, and dressing application. Three nights in ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Should be ok: The fracture should have healed in 6-12 weeks. If you are not having pain, and don't feel a shifting in the bones during your push ups, i would recomm... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Brace, not Wrap: Typically the neoprene or ace type sleeves will not prevent the ankle roll. Look for a clamshell or stirrup type brace if you can wear it comfortably ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Common activities: Heavy backpacks. Working at a computer for long hours. Lack of sleep. Poor posture.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Knee Pain?: Pain from the patello-femoral joint, even if unrecognized at the consious level may inhibit quadricep strength at a spinal cord reflex level. The pat... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Minor surgery: Trigger finger release is done through a 1cm incision in the palmar crease. A small slip of tissue over the tendon is incised, releasing the constric... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Heels=good for biz: High heels cause one to walk "on your toes" (metatarsal heads). This prevents the normal heel to toe motion of the foot as it hits the ground. All the... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Stretch first!: With any muscle injury, rehabilitation starts with stretching the muscle, then start strengthening. Hip flexors can be worked with a straight leg rai... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
6 weeks: While it takes 6 weeks for healing of the bone injury, most people have pain for longer. This is a very sensitive area. Pain for 3-6 months is not unc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
See it on X-ray : Growth plates are on the end of growing long bones in the immature skeletons. Fractures or other injuries at the bone ends during childhood frequently... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Not bad surgery: Elbow arthroscopy is not a hard surgery to undergo, and rehab should be rapid. However, the underlying issue with the loose bodies can be simple, or ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: It is not uncommon to need replacements in more than one joint. I joke with my patients : " does that knee have as many miles as that hip had?". Both ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Many pillow promises: I have degenerative changes in my neck. Different things are going to work for different people. Learning to sleep on your back is the best thing to... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Just about.: Sounds to me that you have not corrected the common activity in your life that is causing your pain. Rhomboid pain usually comes for everyday act.Ivit... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Should be OK: Not a dentist, but there is no orthopedic literature suggesting that alcohol inhibits bone healing. Moderate drinking should be fine. Tobacco does hav... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Unrelated: Chronic sinus drainage - go see an ENT doctor. Not related to spinal problems.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Tissue warming: Therapeutic ultrasound is different from the diagnostic ultrasound, used to make images from under the skin, in both intensity and frequency. Thera... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Varies: Arthritic knee pain tends to come and go. This is usually influenced by activity level, the weather, and diet. Frequently i start my patients on a str... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Differing materials: Cobalt chrome alloys- very strong, and works well as a bearing surface. Titanium and its alloys- works well with contact to bone, more flexible than ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Scarring: Arthrofibrosis means scarring of the inside of the joint. This process happens after surgery, and sometimes without surgery (think "frozen shoulder")... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It's the best: A meniscus does not show on an x-ray. The history and physical exam can really help make the diagnosis. An arthrogram, dye and air injected into the... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Regular follow up: With regular follow up with your surgeon, wear of the plastic in the knee can be seen. When the wear is bad enough, the plastic can be changed out (ti... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Spinal pathology: Pain in the buttocks, going down the legs after walking for awhile is commonly caused by arthritis in the spine, which presses on the nerves causing t... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Granberry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Granberry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Granberry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower2
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Thank you Doctor for your answer. Is there anything she could do to alleviate the pain. Or remedy the symptom? Thanks once again.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! My toe already feels so much better.
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Thanks, t is an actual hole in the bone and a cyst has also developed

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Baylor College of Medicine

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Mobile Region, AL - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Mobile Region, AL - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Mobile Region, AL - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic
Mobile Infirmary Medical Center
Springhill Medical Center
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