Mr Grainger is a full-time spinal surgeon and was appointed in 2004.
He undertakes surgery for spinal cord and nerve root compression, other degenerative conditions including degenerative malalignment, spinal trauma and infections.
He is experienced in all surgical approaches to the spine and instrumentation techniques. He has an interest in reconstructive surgery of the spine and is a nationally recognised expert in surgery for tumours of the spinal column, in particular, en-bloc resections for primary bone tumours.
He undertakes a limited amount of intradural and paediatric deformity surgery.
Mr Grainger reviews articles for the European Spine Journal and has lectured and taught both nationally and internationally. He advises local teams on the management of spinal conditions in professional sportsmen.