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Grant H. Garcia, MD

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

Grant H. Garcia, MD

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

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  • Subacromial balloon spacer versus partial repair for massive rotator cuff tears

    Use of a biodegradable balloon spacer during massive rotator cuff tear surgery produced similar outcomes when compared to partial rotator cuff repair for patients with massive rotator cuff tears (MRCTs) at 24-month follow up, with potential for early improvement.

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  • Bone marrow-derived fibrin clot is better source for meniscal repair

    With age, the meniscus receives less and less blood—with the inner most area becoming avascular. Tears in this area do not heal normally, often requiring surgery. Surgeons can draw fibrin, a protein involved in blood clotting, from peripheral blood (PB) or bone marrow aspirate (BMA), and implant a fibrin blood clot into the injured area to help with healing.

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  • Elite climbers may develop cartilage abnormalities, osteophytes in finger joints

    Results presented at the Virtual EFORT Congress showed an increase in the occurrence of osteophytes and decrease in cartilage thickness in the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints of elite climbers in a 10-year period.

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  • Surgeons explore treatments as elbow injuries increase

    During the past 2 decades, research has shown multiple factors have led to an increase in elbow injuries and surgeries among youth, collegiate and professional overhead-throwing athletes.

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  • Pop goes the shoulder– now what?

    If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.

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  • 5 knee braces to consider

    Knee braces can provide support to the knee joint. People may find these products beneficial following surgery or injury.

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  • Dissecting how pitching affects the glenohumeral joint

    A new study has tackled the subtle, but no less important topic of baseball pitching stressors on the glenohumeral joint. According to the study authors, “Long-term pitching activity changes the stress distribution across the glenohumeral joint surface; however, the influence of competitive level on stress-distribution patterns remains unclear.”

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  • Nonsurgical Knee Arthritis Care Varies Geographically

    Nonsurgical osteoarthritis care is associated with lower rates of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) among elderly Americans with knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published online June 8 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

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  • Ask A Doctor: Wide Awake Surgery

    Normally, surgery is performed using general anesthesia in which the patient is asleep. General anesthesia is not necessary for many surgeries and can be risky in some cases. Wide awake surgery is a technique that avoids this problem and can be performed in an operating room or in the office. It is commonly used for problems of the hand and wrist.

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  • The Top 14 Foods and Supplements for Sports Injuries

    When it comes to sports and athletics, injuries are an unfortunate part of the game. Fortunately, certain foods and supplements may help reduce the amount of time your body needs to recover from a sports injury.

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