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Dr. Joseph McGraw, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. McGraw

Great Lakes Orthopedic Center

4045 W Royal Dr Traverse City, MI 49684

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(231) 935-0900


Dr. Joseph McGraw, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Traverse City, MI and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. McGraw's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGraw treats Osteoarthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. McGraw treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGraw treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. McGraw treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGraw treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 98% of his peers

Dr. McGraw treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. McGraw's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. McGraw's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McGraw

4.5

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
11.764705882352942%
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I cannot give Dr McGraw a good recommendation. He did a replacement on both of my knees. The second one did not go well and I discovered how arrogant and disrespectful he is. When the pain kept getting worse after 6 months he refused to take any steps to see why. He said I was just going to “open up a can of worms”. Didn’t think there would be an infection and that it was not that bad. He actually told me to “use a cane”! After seeing him many times and leaving in tears, I had to see a different doctor for a second opinion. I found out the implant had loosened and was moving around causing pain. I guess he’s a good surgeon as long as everything goes well. His bedside manner is awful!
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I’ve had two hips replaced by Dr McGraw and couldn’t be happier with the results!
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Dr McGraw did a total knee replacement on my knee 4 months ago. The whole process couldn't have gone any better. Excellent recovery and return to function. Pain well managed. I wouldn't see anyone else.
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Fantastic surgeon who doesn’t push surgery. Very caring. Answers questions and explains. Issues
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I had a total knee replacement in April of 2016. Now I am going to have to have the other one done...there was a small incision and I walked out the next day with little pain...granted there was some pain in the coming days, but I was back to work in 5 weeks. I would with out a doubt recommend Dr. McGraw to every one..
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Dr McGraw did a total hip replacement on my left hip December 10, 2015 . He did a wonderful job , I left the hospital 31 hours after surgery feeling better than I thought I would , it has been 10 months since my surgery and with physical therapy I am almost back to normal . I would recommend dr McGraw to anyone for surgery .
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Biography

Dr. Joseph McGraw, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Traverse City, MI and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Tuft University
Fellowship Hospital
1990
University Cinn
Residency Hospital
1986
University Cinn
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
1991
1990
1986
1985

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