Specializing in Shoulder & Knee Treatments

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.

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Shoulder

Whether it's a rotator cuff injury, fracture or dislocation, Dr. O'Grady uses the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques.

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Knee

Dr. O'Grady utilizes minimally invasive arthroscopic knee surgery to ensure a faster recovery to get you back on your feet.

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Sports Medicine

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.

Featured Resource

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.

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An Overview of Common Knee Injuries

This ebook covers ligament, kneecap, and meniscus injuries.

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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.

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Recent 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.

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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.

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Update in Meniscus Surgery

A talk I gave in February at a lower extremity course at Andrews Institute.

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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!

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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!

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Feeding Frenzy CrossFit Event

We had a great time at this event with so many local CrossFitters! Congratulations to all the competitors.

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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.

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Atlanta Course

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.

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Pensacola Beach Brawl

Congratulations to the athletes of the Pensacola Beach brawl. Incredible competitors! We were happy to be a part of the event!

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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!

BioMet Collaboration

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.

What Our Patients Are Saying

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Beverly Shaw Thompson
Beverly Shaw Thompson
2018-07-06T19:31:04+0000
Chris did both of my knees, the right in 2015 and the left in 2017. I was back to surfing after 5-6 months recovery and rehab with both. No issues at all and his whole staff has always been very supportive. I have recommended them to several people.I hope I never have any issues with shoulders or hips(knock on wood)but if I do Chris O'Grady will be my surgeon.read more
Jeff Taylor
Jeff Taylor
2018-06-29T16:14:33+0000
Excellent staff! Dr O’Grady is beyond an amazing Doctor. He has performed two knee surgeries and a shoulder surgery on me and the work was all top notch. I made full recoveries from the first knee surgery and shoulder surgery and am making excellent progress through the last knee surgery recovery. Highly recommend to anyone in need of their services!read more
Joshua Easterwood
Joshua Easterwood
2018-05-04T14:52:25+0000
Can’t thank you guys enough for taking such great care of my dad! His recovery after shoulder replacement has been almost effortless. We highly recommend this team.read more
Samantha Bowen Simmons
Samantha Bowen Simmons
2018-04-26T00:59:25+0000
Top-notch surgeon, nursing care during my outpatient surgery, great follow-up with ALL involved including Dr. O'Grady, Chris Key, and the guys at Physical Therapy - Rich and J.L.! For a major surgery (rotator cuff with 2 tears and a silver dollar-size hole to boot!), recovery has been almost "easy" with gaining my strength back in leaps and bounds. I would not recommend going anywhere else!! The folks at Andrews Institute are at the top of their game!read more
Judy Manning
Judy Manning
2018-02-13T20:19:20+0000
Great office staff, great PA Chris, great Dr in Christopher O’Grady. Had knee surgery with little to no pain. Stayed on my meds for only three days and then graduated them down. My only complaint would be the phone service. - getting an answer then the operator tended to be somewhat rude. Overall, GREAT experience for a surgery I was very nervous about.read more
Syd Werthmuller
Syd Werthmuller
2018-02-13T13:24:16+0000
Dr. O’Grady, Chris and the staff are very professional and polite. I visited for knee pain and have been very pleased with my care!read more
Misti Godwin
Misti Godwin
2018-02-13T03:01:44+0000
Can't thank Dr O'Grady enough for two painless knee surgeries to keep me pain free while running !
Scott Hoxie
Scott Hoxie
2018-02-10T02:20:40+0000
Dr. O’Grady and the Andrews Institute deservedly have the best reputation in Northwest Florida and beyond. My problem was relatively simple, but as a retired physician, I know when things are done right and when corners are being cut. From initial evaluation to imaging through surgery to follow-up, everything was done right and everyone was exceedingly competent and thorough.read more
Donald R. Childs
Donald R. Childs
2018-02-10T00:30:24+0000
My 16 year old daughter just had her left shoulder labrum repaired. I can't say enough about Dr. O'Grady. He is a very personable physician and is very patient oriented. I would highly recommend his practice to anyone!! He is a top notch physician/surgeon!!read more
Stephanie Floyd
Stephanie Floyd
2017-06-26T13:44:52+0000
Dr. O'Grady did my knee replacement and I am so pleased with the result. He is a very talented surgeon and his staff is equally great. I couldn't have had better careread more
Kathryn Falcone Madison
Kathryn Falcone Madison
2017-06-25T23:53:42+0000
I wish I had know about Andrews Institute before I had both knees replaced. Dr. O'Grady did my reverse shoulder replacement and I could not be any more pleased. It has been a piece of cake. Will have other shoulder done as soon as the first one is healed enough. Of course,Dr. O'Grady will be doing the surgery!!!! Staff and all are efficient , pleasant and couldnt be more patient in answering all my questions!!!read more
Ann Thompson Hays
Ann Thompson Hays
2017-06-25T19:33:46+0000
He's the best ,.. would highly recommend to anyone with joint issues ,.. second to none in our area,.. THANKS, Doc O'Grady 😉read more
Kyle White
Kyle White
2017-06-23T16:47:08+0000
2 elbow (L&R) and 2 rotator cuff (L&R) surgeries later and all is well. Excellent pre and post op care with results better than hoped for. O'grady is definitely my first choice for ortho-surgeryread more
Moniki Mo
Moniki Mo
2017-06-23T16:16:26+0000
I was told by another orthopedic surgeon that I would have to have a total shoulder replacement within the year and wouldn't even discuss the possibility of going in and doing a clean up. I went to Dr. O'Grady for a second and he not only said he could go in and clean the shoulder up but could buy me some time on a total replacement. That was almost 3 1/2 years ago. A replacement is most likely in my future but together with his care and my continuing to keep the shoulder as strong as possible, we are able to stretch it out as long as possible.read more
Tracie Belvin
Tracie Belvin
2017-04-19T00:33:54+0000
My lady friend said Dr. O'Grady patched her up, after she broke her wrist.She always gives high praise for his work.
Jean Goodrich
Jean Goodrich
2017-04-13T23:13:33+0000
Dr. O'Grady put my baby girls elbow back together.. He is a wonderful surgeon and great person.. I will be forever grateful to him and the staff at Andrew's Institute..... I appreciate you all..read more
Kelley Chester
Kelley Chester
2017-03-21T21:01:14+0000
After having 4 rotation cuff surgeries by other doctors , Dr. O'Grady did the fifth and final surgery . He used the Rotation Medical device or patch on my tear. Now I am over a year from my last surgery and I am doing great . My shoulder is feeling good . I am back to doing all the things I have been missing out on.Thanks Dr. Your the best........read more
Starr Boykin
Starr Boykin
2017-03-13T20:38:52+0000
Outstanding group and physician. They go above and beyond to ensure patient rehabilitation and satisfaction!
Cameron Cauley
Cameron Cauley
2016-11-30T18:40:20+0000
Years ago I fell getting on a motor cycle. Christopher O'Grady was on call at Gulf Breeze hospital. He set my wrist.Both bones were broken,and my side of my hand. Because of him my hand and wrist still work! Thankyou for everything!read more
Lisa White
Lisa White
2016-09-06T23:57:45+0000
This man did wonders for my husband, he had two shoulders replaced and no pain what so ever. He has such a great bed side manner, takes his time and included me in all the conversations. Chris is great too, both so personable. Top notch in my book.read more
Janice Kirkland Martin
Janice Kirkland Martin
2016-07-09T12:42:22+0000
Wonderful with my son with autism listen to what I had to say.
Donna Tolbert
Donna Tolbert
2016-07-04T01:05:47+0000
Dr. O'Grady and Chris are wonderful!! Very informative and personal attention to all the details of a rotator cuff repair. Probably the best experience one could have with this type of injury!read more
Kelly Glenn Lambeth
Kelly Glenn Lambeth
2016-06-18T19:22:39+0000
Very Professional, he never seems to busy. Takes his time with you, He replaced my knee 2 years ago,gave me back my life, with no pain.read more
Ralph Vedder
Ralph Vedder
2016-06-18T16:12:28+0000
Chris keeps me and my body going. Always on point with treatment. Thanks for all you do Dr O'Grady
Joey Wartenbe
Joey Wartenbe
2016-06-15T12:07:28+0000