Dr. James Grannell, DO

Dr. James Grannell, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. James Grannell, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sturgis, MI and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Mi State Univ Coll Of Osteo Med in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.Read his story

600 S Lakeview Ave Ste 202

Sturgis, MI 49091

Contact Information

(269) 659-4210

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Grannell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Grannell " Dr. James Grannell graduated from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1978 after graduating from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. He served his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan where he was the Chief Surgical resident and Senior Chief Orthopedic resident. During his residency he received specialized training in hand surgery, arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine and total joint arthroplasty. He also completed a special AO/ASIF Fellowship Program in the study of internal fixation and is a member of the AO Fellowship Alumni Organization. Before joining Sturgis Hospital and opening Sturgis Orthopedics, Dr. Grannell had been in private practice with privileges at Lakeland Hospital, Niles Michigan; Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac, Michigan; and Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph, Michigan. Dr. Grannell is Board Certified in orthopedic surgery and is a member of the following Associations: American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedic Surgeons of Indiana, Association of the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons, and the A.O. Fellowship Alumni Organization."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Grannell "When I recommend treatment for my patients, I ask myself what would I do if this was my mother or my child, and the answer is usually pretty easy. Because I know I only recommend what I think is best for them. Sometimes the decision to have surgery is hard for patients and their families. I want them to know I understand."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

123  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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59  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement


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  • Mi State Univ Coll Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Grannell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Grannell to family and friends
33 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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Dr. Grannell's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

Very good to work with, good care.
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I had a serious ankle injury breaking and displacing both outer bones. Dr Grinnell put me back together with a surgery involving a plate and 9 screws on one side and 2 screws on the other. He’s very straightforward and tells it like it is. If you follow his directions you can come through it healed...more
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I saw Dr. Grannell for a severely damaged finger. He was very direct and did not hesitate to tell me what we needed to do and scheduled surgery for the next day. I like the fact he did not beat around the bush and took control. My finger is now almost back to normal. Yes I would recommend Dr....more
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I enjoyed being Dr Grannell's patient he's is very friendly. He's says it like it is no sugar coating what's going on with you. So glad I got to meet him.
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