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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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Crossfit Injuries are real and common. Dr. Garcia treats these injuries and offers methods to reduce injury risk.

While its a great workout, patients must be aware that injuries are highest in the first year of starting and if you only do Crossfit occasionally. Proper technique, consistency and supervision are necessary to prevent injuries in this sport.

Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty

Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty (SIMPLICITI) for All Ages, Faster OR time, less blood loss, decreased infection rate

Dr. Garcia performs this surgery and is one of the few surgeons in the Seattle area to offer this. This bone-sparing system has decreased intra-operative blood loss, OR time, and infection rate. Patients implanted with SIMPLICITI showed improvement in both pain reduction and activity levels.

See link for more information on this surgical procedure: www.simpliciti-shoulder.com

Ski and Snowboard Injury Prevention Program

Ski and Snowboard Injury Prevention Program

Ski and Snowboard Season is coming soon. Check out this fantastic training program (Alpine Training Project) to prevent injury and get you ready for the slopes!

 
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r. Garcia covers Skate for America

Dr. Garcia covers Skate for America, helping care for Team USA Figure Skating. Great job to all contestants, with numerous Olympians from around the world participating, it was an incredible event to cover.

Personalized blood flow Restriction rehabilitation?

Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (PBFR) training has become a novel training method for these individuals to obtain similar gains as high intensity training (HIT) utilizing significantly lower loads. BFR utilizes a specialized tourniquet system to reduce vascular inflow and completely occlude venous outflow in the limb.

Blood Flow Restriction Training After Knee Arthroscopy: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Introduction:: Quadriceps strength after arthroscopic knee procedures is frequently diminished several years postoperation. Blood flow restriction (BFR) training uses partial venous occlusion while performing submaximal exercise to induce muscle hypertrophy and strength improvements. The purpose of this study was to evaluate BFR as a postoperative therapeutic intervention after knee arthroscopy.

Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Therapy: How, When and Where Can It Accelerate Rehabilitation After Surgery?

Abstract:Personalized (based on a percentage of a patient’s limb occlusion pressure) blood flow restriction is emerging as a potential advancement in orthopaedic surgery. Safe application of the technology requires the use of medical devices capable of customizing the pressures applied to individual patients. In those circumstances, it is a low risk and noninvasive technique. By limiting muscle atrophy and aiding in the recovery of strength and function, it has the potential to significantly reduce the morbidity from limb trauma and surgery, and aid in achieving a substantially earlier return to full activity.

 

Blood Flow Restriction, which is a treatment technique that combines low load resistance training with heavy compression of the involved extremity, allowing for amazing changes in muscle strength and loading capacity. Dr. Garcia tried it out, great option for rehabbing patients.

ARM- Blood Flow Restriction

Leg - Blood Flow Restriction

Defining Platelet-Rich Plasma Usage by Team Physicians in Elite Athletes

Background: The indications for the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are vaguely defined despite the frequency of its use as a treatment for athletes. While select studies have advocated for its efficacy, the majority of orthopaedic research conducted on the topic has been equivocal.

 
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 Swim Across America

Dr. Grant Garcia provides medical coverage for Swim Across America. Great turnout and congratulations to all those swimmers raising money for a good cause!

Stem Cell Therapy for Articular Cartilage Repair: Review of the Entity of Cell Populations Used and the Result of the Clinical Application of Each Entity

BACKGROUND: Following successful preclinical studies, stem cell therapy is emerging as a candidate for the treatment of articular cartilage lesions. Because stem cell therapy for cartilage repair in humans is at an early phase...

 
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Return to Play Among Elite Basketball Players After OsteochondralAllograft Transplantation of Full-Thickness Cartilage Lesions.

Background: Osteochondral allograft transplantation (OCA) is a recognized option for full-thickness articular cartilage defects of the knee, especially in the setting of large lesions or those involving the subchondral bone.

 
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Comparative Matched-Pair Analysis of Open-Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy With Versus Without an Injection of Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Varus Knee Osteoarthritis: Clinical and Second-Look Arthroscopic Results

BACKGROUND: High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is reported to be an effective treatment for varus knee osteoarthritis (OA) by redistributing the load line within the knee joint.

 
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Borderline Glenoid Bone Defect in Anterior Shoulder Instability: Latarjet Procedure Versus Bankart Repair

BACKGROUND: The optimal procedure for anterior shoulder instability with a borderline (15%-20%) bone defect on the anterior rim of the glenoid is still controversial.

 
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Clinical Outcomes and Return to Sport After Arthroscopic Anterior, Posterior, and Combined Shoulder Stabilization.

Background: Glenohumeral instability is a common abnormality, especially among athletes. Previous studies have evaluated outcomes after arthroscopic stabilization in patients with anterior or posterior shoulder instability...

 
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Double-Row Arthroscopic Subscapularis Repair: A Surgical Technique

The subscapularis is the strongest rotator cuff muscle in the shoulder. Until recently, most surgical repairs were performed through an open approach. Furthermore, the reporting of arthroscopic repair techniques and outcomes is fairly limited. This is likely due to the difficulty involved in all-arthroscopic repairs and the relative...

 
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Return to Work After Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Patients 55 Years and Younger at Average 5-Year Follow-up

As the number of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasties performed on younger patients continues to grow, return to work after surgery becomes increasingly important. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty to return patients 55 years or younger to work postoperatively...

 
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Orthopedics Today Commentary – Healio

Orthopedics Today, May 2018. Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Grant H. Garcia, MD. As the population ages, the number of joint replacement surgeries has increased...

 
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Sports and joint replacement: Patient perspective should be our priority

Jun 5, 2018 – Anthony A. Romeo MD, Grant H. Garcia MD, Healio Orthopedics Today May … However, recent studies from Garcia and colleagues found both …

 
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Malnourished patients had increased risk for short-term complications after TSA

Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, Garcia and his colleagues identified 4,655 patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) from 2005 to 2013.

 
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Study reports on return to work, play after shoulder hemiarthroplasty

Grant H. Garcia, MD Grant H. Garcia. Garcia and his colleagues retrospectively reviewed 79 patients who underwent shoulder hemiarthroplasty. Patients were...

 
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  • 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