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Grant H. Garcia, MD

Grant H. Garcia, MD Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist Sports Medicine | Cartilage Restoration | Shoulder Surgery

  • Specializes in Complex Shoulder, Cartilage and Knee Surgery
  • Specialist in Sports Shoulder and Elbow Surgeries
  • Seattle Met Top Doc 2019 & 2020
  • Previous Team Physician for Chicago Bulls and White Sox
  • Team physician Mercer Island High School, Edmonds &
    Shoreline Community College
  • Authored over 70 Orthopedic Publications
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Grant H. Garcia, MD

Grant H. Garcia, MD Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist View Profile

Specialties
  • Brown University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Cornell University
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Meet Dr. Grant Garcia

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist Sports Medicine | Cartilage Restoration | Shoulder Surgery
  • Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
  • Expertise in high-level athletes
  • Specialist in the Minimally-Invasive, Arthroscopic treatments of Knee and Shoulder Injuries
  • Specialist in Shoulder Surgery, including Complex Shoulder Instability, Complex Rotator Cuff Injuries and Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Specialist in Cartilage Preservation, offering cutting-edge Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments

PATIENT STORIES

  • J. Miner| Aug, 2020

    After I suffered a severe knee injury as a result of a freak accident, Dr. Garcia performed surgery on my right knee to reattach my quadriceps tendon. I could not be happier with the results. Readmore

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  • M. Byass| Aug, 2020

    One year ago, Dr. Grant Garcia of Orthopedic Specialist of Seattle performed an arthroscopic surgery on my right shoulder to address my chronic instability. Readmore

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  • S. Fahey| July, 2020

    I had ACL reconstruction and a patella tendon allograft performed by Dr. Garcia. Throughout the pre surgery appointments, surgery day and post surgery, he has been amazing and I’m healing very well, stronger than ever! He’s very professional, knowledgeable, kind and positive. I’ve recommended him highly to some of my fellow tennis players who have injured their knees. Also, the staff at OSS have been nothing but pleasant and easy to communicate with each time. Very thankful I found Dr. Garcia and OSS. Readmore

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  • S. Hardin| July, 2020

    I am so grateful to Dr. Garcia. I was in a world of pain with a torn labrum and frozen shoulder. Dr. Garcia was able to help my life return to normal. The entire staff is professional, prompt, competent, and kind. I highly recommend Dr. Garcia. It’s been a pleasure having a a very highly trained surgeon who has your back. Readmore

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  • Cheryl W| July, 2020

    Dr. Garcia is excellent ! My son (15) has OCD in his left knee which went incorrectly diagnosed for years. Dr. Garcia not only correctly diagnosed it, but very clearly gave us our options which we felt gave us the highest chance of success in fixing this issue. The surgery and plan went great, my son is back to playing baseball but now with no left knee pain and we couldn’t be happier. Highly Highly recommend Dr. Garcia! Readmore

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  • Clay W| June, 2020

    Dr. Garcia is the best there is. He performed a complex 3 tendon repair on my rotator cuff where 2 of the tendons were completely detached, and I was in a lot of pain. He talked me through the procedure in detail, helped me understand and prepare for recovery and made me feel like a rock star throughout. 5 months later, I am doing pushups and throwing a ball for my dog…things I couldn’t even do prior to surgery. My results were outstanding and exceeded my most optimistic expectations. He has a fantastic manner and great personality, and clearly knows what he’s talking about. I wouldn’t see anyone else. The best. Readmore

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  • Eddie Paltrineri| April, 2020

    I highly recommend Dr. Grant Garcia at Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle for his high level of skill and expertise. He performed an intricate meniscal root repair surgery on my 55 year old knee, and I’m extremely pleased with my outcome. Dr. Garcia is very professional and compassionate about his profession. Readmore

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  • Anonymous | April, 2020

    I highly recommend Dr. Garcia who repaired my ACL and Meniscal Root tear. He is very thoughtful and attentive and has provided great advice along the road to recovery. Following an ugly injury, my knee is now strong and flexible. Readmore

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  • Michael R | March, 2020

    I was at Seattle Orthopedic Center for an appointment for an assessment for a shoulder injury with another Surgeon who informed me that he was not going to be able to repair my shoulder as expected. After the initial shock of ” you can’t fix my shoulder” sunk in I was informed that Seattle Orthopedic Center had a surgeon that could repair my damaged shoulder. That surgeon happened to be Dr. Grant Garcia, and over the course of a couple of pre-surgery visits he gave me possible options; but more importantly I was very comfortable with Dr. Garcia’s degree of experience in preforming complex shoulder repair surgery. Readmore

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  • Brown T | March, 2020

    What he did for my shoulder was nothing short of miraculous. I have such great ROM now and am so grateful. He is a true professional. Readmore

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  • Keithley S | March, 2020

    I saw Dr. Grant Garcia for my left shoulder which was bone on bone and needed a replacement. I did my research and I am glad I did. He replaced my shoulder with a state of the art replacement called Simpliciti . It was stemless which means he did not have to drill down into my bone and put a stem in. Less downtime and not as invasive. My surgery was a hard one and lasted 3 hours because there was no opening between the bones. He used his expertise and he built up the socket and it was fixed. Physical therapy was on me as far as taking what he did and making it worked for me. Readmore

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  • Bailey F | February, 2020

    I had knee surgery on Feburary 19th, 2019 with Dr. Grant Garcia. I’m a mid twenties woman who tore her MPFL severely and it needed to come out and be replaced. Dr. Garcia was incredible through the entire process. He was very clear with what was going to happen and how it was going to happen.My knee was pretty severely impacted and I ended up getting an MPFL reconstruction with a cadaver tendon and an Arthoscopy. Dr. Garcia and the entire staff made me feel comfortable and calm through the entire recovery. Readmore

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  • Amanda | February, 2020

    Dr Garcia is amazing! I was referred to him by my physical therapist for my left meniscus when another surgeon said there was nothing that could be done and I need to just “grin and bear it”. Dr Garcia tried a cortisone shot and more physical therapy. When that didn’t work he gave me the option of surgery to see what is actually going on. It turned out that my meniscus was very close to tearing and he was able to make the repair. He explains everything in an easy to understand way and makes me feel very comfortable with what has been done and what to expect next. Everyone at his office is so helpful and nice. I have already told anyone who has knee or shoulder problems to go visit him and I will continue to! Readmore

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  • Renee G. | February, 2020

    My 13 year old daughter had been having knee pain for over 5 years by the time we ended up in Dr. Garcia’s office. She is a dancer and her right knee would bother her while dancing. An MRI showed some patellar tendinitis. We had already tried rest, PT, and oral steroids. Dr. Garcia was always very thorough with his exams. We decided to start with a cortisone injection. Unfortunately, this didn’t help. Readmore

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  • Alicia J. | February, 2020

    I had a very good experience with Dr. Garcia. My results were excellent. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him

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  • Sandra O. | February, 2020

    I feel lucky to have had Dr Garcia for my shoulder injuries. After seeing the images on the MRI, and subsequent photos of the surgery, he did a beautiful job of repairing the tear on the cuff and relocating the biceps tendon – little works of beauty and skill! At the age of 75, this was a daunting surgery and recovery. He was very enthusiastic about getting me back to pain free yoga and swimming. He listened to all my concerns, and was patient and thourough in explaining everything. He recommended a top-notch physical therapist, and at the end of five months I am back to doing everything I want to do. I would say he’s the best surgeon and cheerleader for the proceedure anyone could want!

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  • Sharon C. | February, 2020

    I met Dr. Garcia when my shoulders were extremely painful and I needed to have both replaced. His care and concern for his patients is outstanding! He explained what he would be doing in surgery. He takes the time to listen to his patients and answers all questions. He is an excellent surgeon and I have had very good results with both shoulders! I highly recommend Dr. Garcia!!

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  • Shawn I. | February, 2020

    I waited five years to find a surgeon that could perform a complex reconstruction of my shoulder. I had superior capsular reconstruction performed by Dr. Garcia six months ago and the results have been amazing, both with respect to pain relief and improved function. I highly recommend Dr. Garcia.

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  • Christina P. | January, 2020

    If you have an orthopedic issue, go see Dr. Garcia! I have been to a lot of different ortho docs for a 13 year old knee injury before Dr. Garcia fixed it with a cartilage transplant (osteochondral allograft). He was the first doctor who offered to try something new (what a relief) because he is an incredibly talented surgeon and knew the latest research on treatment options and outcomes. Beyond his skill, I could actually see he how much he cared about whether my knee pain was gone and it finally is. All around, Dr. Garcia is one of the best!

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  • Eric S. | January, 2020

    Dr. Garcia understands both the physical and mental aspects of an injury to an athlete. He was able to reconstruct my ACL and provide me the resources needed to make a speedy and safe recovery. I have recommended him to friends who have similar operations and would go back to him in a heartbeat if needed.

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  • Sara L. | December, 2019

    Dr. Garcia did a meniscus root repair on my right knee in October 2019 and it has been the best outcome imaginable. I no longer have pain in my knee when sitting and walking. Dr. Garcia is the best orthopedic surgeon I have ever been to and I highly recommend him. Readmore

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  • Rebecca K. | November, 2019

    Dr Garcia was awesome and did a fabulous job putting back together my multi fractured ankle. Everyone I encountered told me how hard it was to fix a fracture like I had and how good he was at those tough cases. I am thankful to have had him as a surgeon and thankful I am walking like normal now! Thanks to Dr Garcia and all the fabulous people that helped me thru this at the clinic!! Readmore

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  • Ellie M. | November, 2019

    I can not say enough about what a wonderful doctor I have found in Dr Grant Garcia. I had had a full knee replacement back in February and developed a great deal of scar tissue immediately after my surgery. After months of physical therapy my surgeon told me to give it a year and see how I was then. Readmore

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  • Heidi G | November, 2019

    Dr. Garcia is very knowledgeable and always willing to take time to answer questions. He explains everything In detail but always has time to answer questions. He has replaced both my shoulders and I’m very happy with the results!! I would highly recommend Dr. Garcia!!!

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  • Mick B | October, 2019

    I’d highly recommend Dr. Garcia to anyone needing surgery and especially athletes. He understood from the get-go how important my activities & sports are to me and was attentive to my needs from diagnosis to 8 months post surgery. My meniscus was described as “tattered” and Dr. Garcia’s work helped me get back to near 100% shape.

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  • Valerie Z | October, 2019

    Dr. Garcia changed my life! 22 years ago I sustained an injury that has caused me knee problems ever since. My knee pain had been getting increasingly worse over the past 5 years and was so bad that I had a hard time walking through a grocery store. Every doctor I went to said that they had done all they could for me and I had to just live with the pain.

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  • Steven S | September, 2019

    I broke my glenoid cavity in my shoulder at work in March 2019. From everything I’d heard about shoulder surgeries, I never thought I’d regain my full strength or mobility. Dr. Garcia did an amazing job and I have 90% of my range of motion back within 6 months. I can already lift up to 50 pounds with that arm and can see substantial progress week to week.

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  • Christi G | September, 2019

    Dr. Garcia is fantastic! Very courteous, thorough, and a fantastic surgeon. Very pleased with my outcome!

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  • Gaylene J | August, 2019

    My Physiatrist referred me to Dr. Grant Garcia for my shoulder pain I was having . MRI showed I needed surgery. I was so pleased with the professionalism and caring staff of OSS!! Such wonderful care I received from everyone . I am so thankful for the incredible surgical skills of Dr. Garcia! I had not only a torn rotator cuff but also a detached bicep and am making the recovery from that thanks to Dr . Garcia and his surgical team at OSS. You and your whole team have been a blessing for me! Thank you Dr. Garcia!

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  • Fitzwilson | July, 2019

    Our high school aged son experienced a sports-related elbow injury and we were referred to Dr. Garcia for evaluation. From our very first appointment, Dr. Garcia was extremely patient, caring and detail oriented in his communications with us. He even took the time to call my husband, who was out of town, during one of our appointments to update him on our son’s treatment options. We decided to have a modified UCL surgery (a newer approach for non-throwing athletes, in lieu of the typical TJ surgery).


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  • Susan H | June, 2019

    Dr Garcia is great! My shoulder looked like someone put a golf ball in it. He gave my an injection to reduce the swelling and decrease the pain but, after the MRI, he said I needed surgery. I put it off six months, thinking I could fix it myself with massage and PT. When I finally agreed to have the surgery, I was freaked out that it was a lot bigger than I had imagined- rotator cuff repair, biceps tendon repair etc. Dr. Garcia did a marvelous job. It was arthroscopic- you can't even see the scar. My shoulder feels better than it has in years. Thank you, Dr. Garcia, for helping me get back to enjoying my life!


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  • Natalie B | May, 2019

    Dr. Garcia was amazing when I had to undergo both ACL and Meniscus surgery.He was caring, detailed and helped expedite the process when I was under tight time constraints. Would highly recommend his services, and the OSS team!

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  • Susan K | May, 2019

    I had a long overdue shoulder replacement about 6 months ago. The surgery went smoothly as did my recovery. My doctor was excellent and by following the details of my physical therapy and directions of my doctor I can now move my arm around freely without pain and only need to continue strengthening.

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  • Donnett B | April, 2019

    I am very grateful that Dr. Garcia is my doctor! I was told there was nothing short of a shoulder replacement to address my shoulder injuries.He assured me he would have a plan to help me. Dr. Garcia makes it clear that he was working with ME to help ME and not just performing a surgery.

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  • Washington Girl | March, 2019

    I fell from my stairs to my sidewalk on my right shoulder. Dr. Garcia accurately accessed the critical condition of my injury. Surgery was scheduled in 2 weeks and with Dr. Garcia skill completely repair the damage to my tendons and ligaments.

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  • Eosh S | February, 2019

    Grant was terrific and for the first time in 15-years, I can move my leg without hearing clicking and without feeling any pain in my knee.

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  • Ruben ElRey | February, 2019

    Dr. Garcia is a great surgeon and did a wonderful job on my knee, he is very polite and good at what he does. Strongly recommend him if you’re looking for a surgeon.

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  • Kit Warfield | February, 2019

    Dr Garcia is fantastic – really really knows his stuff, and how to explain it to you, the patient. I am able to use my shoulder again after Dr Garcia performed a Superior Capsular Reconstruction on it.

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  • D. Johnson | January, 2019

    Working construction in July 2018, I ruptured my bicep tendon. The normal complete rupture, allows the tendon to move 2 to 3 cm (1 inch). Mine retracted 10 cm (4 inches).

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  • Jodie L | January, 2019

    Dr Garcia performed surgery on my knee which had a torn meniscus, wedged in the tibia. From the initial consult to the follow-up appt., Dr Garcia was professional, informative and personable. I was pleasantly surprised how seamless the entire surgery and recovery went. I was comfortably walking in three days! Thank you so much

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  • Scott M | January, 2019

    Thank you!!! My bike ride got interrupted by a car and all of a sudden I was at Harborview for the rest of the weekend. Wonderful care and wonderful people. I couldn’t more strongly recommend Dr Garcia and the entire team.

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  • OSS RTSA Testimonial

    OSS RTSA Testimonial

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  • lateral elbow ligament

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for lateral elbow ligament reconstruction for chronic elbow dislocations.

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  • Allograft Shoulder

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technically advanced technique using a Distal Tibial Allograft (ankle bone) to reduce shoulder dislocations after failed previous shoulder surgeries.

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his MPFL reconstruction technique to treat
recurrent patella dislocations.

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his MPFL reconstruction technique to treat recurrent patella dislocations.

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  • Check out Dr. Garcia’s patient testimonial after OCD repair of the
knee.

    Check out Dr. Garcia’s patient testimonial after OCD repair of the knee.

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for elbow UCL repair with an
internal brace. This new technique is getting baseball players back to
playing faster than conventional Tommy John surgery.

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for elbow UCL repair with an internal brace. This new technique is getting baseball players back to playing faster than conventional Tommy John surgery.

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  • Dr. Garcia talks about revision ACL surgeries and the extra procedures needed to have a successful outcome.

    Dr. Garcia discusses his revision acl algorithm and what he does to improve outcomes.

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for arthroscopic biceps tenodesis.

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for arthroscopic biceps tenodesis. This is a minimally invasive approach he can combine with other arthroscopic shoulder surgeries to reduce biceps tendon pain.

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

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  • Dr. Garcia was named Seattle Met Top Doc for a 2nd year in a row. Thank you to all his patients and colleagues for the support.

    Dr. Garcia was named Seattle Met Top Doc for a 2nd year in a row. Thank you to all his patients and colleagues for the support.

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for subpectoral mini-open biceps tenodesis.

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for subpectoral mini-open biceps tenodesis.

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his advanced arthroscopic technique for snapping scapula syndrome.

    Check out Dr. Garcia blog on ACL graft options. He uses a customized approach to each patient when choosing the type of graft for your ACL reconstruction

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his advanced arthroscopic technique for snapping scapula syndrome.

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his advanced arthroscopic technique for snapping scapula syndrome. This surgical video demonstrates his arthroscopic scapulothoracic bursectomy and superior medial angle resection.

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for acute elbow LCL repair

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for acute elbow LCL repair

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates ACL repair and ACL tibial spine repair

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his all suture technique for ACL repair and ACL tibial spine repair.

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his arthroscopic remplissage technique. This surgery improves outcomes for patient who have failed previous labral surgery.

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his advanced technique for “over the top” rotator cuff repair with a superior capsular reconstruction.

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  • Dr. Garcia covers the Pac-12 Swim Championships.

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his elbow arthroscopy technique in a former high level gymnast.

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his arthroscopic surgical technique for anterior labrum “Bankart” repair.

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  • Check Out Dr. Garcia's Patient Testimonial After Complex Shoulder Stabilization Surgery

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his advanced technique for arthroscopic
glenoid fracture fixation as well as bony bankart repair. This technique
improves healing time and reduces stiffness over the open approach.

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his advanced technique for arthroscopic glenoid fracture fixation as well as bony bankart repair. This technique improves healing time and reduces stiffness over the open approach.

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  • Check Out Dr. Garcia’s Patient Testimonial Video After Cartilage Transplant

    Check Out Dr. Garcia’s Patient Testimonial Video After Cartilage Transplant

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his innovated technique for partially torn, articular sided rotator cuff repairs. This newer technique reduces trauma to the rotator cuff without hurting healing potential.

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his innovated technique for partially torn, articular sided rotator cuff repairs. This newer technique reduces trauma to the rotator cuff without hurting healing potential.

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  •  Dr. Garcia presents his complex treatment algorithm for treating patients with shoulder instability and labral tear.

    Dr. Garcia presents his complex treatment algorithm for treating patients with shoulder instability and labral tear.

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  •  Dr. Garcia demonstrates his cutting edge technique for subscapularis
repair after stemless total shoulder replacement.

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his cutting edge technique for subscapularis repair after stemless total shoulder replacement

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his arthroscopic technique for knee
osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) repair.

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his arthroscopic technique for knee osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) repair.

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates a cartilage transplant surgery

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates a cartilage transplant surgery. This is an innovative technique to preserve patients’ knees with a focal cartilage defect.

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  • My treatment algorithm for Tommy John surgery

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his Superior Capsular Reconstruction technique

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  • Dr. Garcia demonstrates his innovative technique for arthroscopic meniscus root repairs.

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his innovative technique for arthroscopic meniscus root repairs.

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  • Dr. Garcia speaks on OrthoBiologics, including PRP and Stem Cells, for Swedish hospital.

    Dr. Garcia speaks on OrthoBiologics, including PRP and Stem Cells, for Swedish hospital.

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  • Dr. Garcia presents his September blog topic: patella dislocations and how we treat them.

    Dr. Garcia presents his September blog topic: patella dislocations and how we treat them.

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  • Dr. Garcia talks about SLAP tears in his monthly blog post

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his innovative technique for the Latarjet procedure

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  • Dr. Garcia talks about SLAP tears in his monthly blog post

    Dr. Garcia talks about SLAP tears in his monthly blog post

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  • Capsular Reconstruction

    Dr. Garcia will be lecturing to all Washington and Alaska Arthrex reps on Superior Capsular Reconstruction next week.

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  • Dr. Garcia speaks on meniscal root tears and cutting edge treatment. Check out his first monthly sports and shoulder blog.

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  • Dr. Garcia and OSS are launching a new sports medicine and shoulder blog.

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  • Dr. Garcia Named Seattle Met Top Doc 2019
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Tallman Medical Building


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