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Associations and Certifications
Shoulder & Knee Orthopaedic Solutions
Dr. Chris O'Grady is an expert in shoulder and knee injuries and is dedicated to providing all patients with the highest level of care.
Whether it's a rotator cuff injury, fracture or dislocation, Dr. O'Grady uses the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques.
Dr. O'Grady utilizes minimally invasive arthroscopic knee surgery to ensure a faster recovery to get you back on your feet.
O’Grady Orthopaedics offers the same level of care for athletes of all ages and skill levels – from professionals to weekend warriors to high school athletes.
In 2010, there were roughly 10.4 million patient visits to doctors' offices because of common knee injuries such as fractures, dislocations, sprains, and ligament tears. Knee injury is one of the most common reasons people see their doctors.
An Overview of Common Knee Injuries
This ebook covers ligament, kneecap, and meniscus injuries.
A Guide to Total Shoulder Replacement
If you experience chronic shoulder pain, then this guide is for you.
Meet Dr. Chris O'Grady
Dr. Christopher O’Grady, a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. Dr. O’Grady treats conditions of the musculoskeletal system, which result from injury and excessive use, as well as arthritis. Christopher O’Grady, MD., earned his undergraduate degree in physics at Georgetown University.
Chris Key, P.A.
Chris attended the University of Alabama for undergraduate studies, where he played football for Coach Gene Stallings. He finished his Bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy and after working as a therapist for several years, he attended the University of South Alabama to receive a master’s degree as a physician assistant. He has worked in orthopaedics ever since graduating in 2005. Chris and his wife Maggie have one son and in his spare time he enjoys watching Alabama football, tailgating, and boating.
Amanda Wolford, MHS, PA-C
Amanda is a Florida State and National Board Certified Physician Assistant. She holds a Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Alabama. She joined O’Grady Orthopaedics in October 2017. Prior to completing her PA education, Amanda served six years on active duty in the USAF and four years as a DoD civilian. Amanda and her husband, José, have two daughters and enjoy spending time outdoors and at their local dojo.
From the Blog
Professional Speaking Events
New Orleans International Shoulder Symposium
I was at the New Orleans International Shoulder Symposium, a focused shoulder course covering arthroscopy and arthroplasty. Here, we discussed multiple topics on Sports Medicine using shoulder replacement as a treatment for sports-related injuries. I participated in both teaching lectures and cadaver labs.
Exposures in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Speaking at a course titled, "exposures in total shoulder arthroplasty.” This course was co-chaired by myself and my good friend Phani Dantuluri, M.D. of Atlanta.
Update in Meniscus Surgery
A talk I gave in February at a lower extremity course at Andrews Institute.
Wave Baseball Injury Prevention Talk
Happy to have so many parents, players and coaches from Wave baseball attend my talk on injury prevention. Let's keep the kids on the field and out of my office!
Mitek Sports Medicine Fellows Forum, Chicago IL
On April 13, I had the chance to speak at the Mitek Sports Medicine Fellows Forum in Chicago, IL. I discussed Knee Arthroscopy focusing on a female basketball player’s open physes and ACL tear.
Brazilian Surgeon Meeting
Successfully dodged Hurricane Matthew in Miami and still had a great shoulder course with this fantastic group of Brazilian surgeons. It was an honor teaching shoulder surgery and learning from you all over the last several days. Safe travels back to Rio!
Feeding Frenzy CrossFit Event
We had a great time at this event with so many local CrossFitters! Congratulations to all the competitors.
Department of Orthopaedics at UAB
Thank you to the Department of Orthopaedics at UAB for the opportunity to give the grand rounds lecture on shoulder instability last night. Special thanks to Dr. Brent Ponce for the invite.
In Atlanta teaching a shoulder replacement course with my good friend Phani Dantuluri who always ensures that I learn as much as I teach at these courses. Thanks buddy.
Pensacola Beach Brawl
Congratulations to the athletes of the Pensacola Beach brawl. Incredible competitors! We were happy to be a part of the event!
2017 Ecuador Mission Trip
Having the opportunity and resources to be a part of this mission trip was incredibly rewarding. We were able to provide services to those that otherwise might not have had the opportunity!
We recently met with three BioMet surgeons from Brazil who were able to collaborate with our team about shoulder replacements! It was an honor to work with these surgeons.
Houston Shoulder Society
Dr. O'Grady was the guest lecturer and spoke on complex shoulder replacements at the Houston Shoulder Society.