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Horizontal meniscus repair in a high level soccer player
So excited for this new episode. One of the top foot and ankle surgeons in the Pacific Northwest Anthony Yi
Post: So excited for this new episode. One of the top foot and ankle surgeons in the Pacific Northwest Anthony Yi joined my new Sports Doc Talk Podcast to discuss high-level athletes, and how we’re getting them back sooner with newer foot and ankle technology. Check it out or visit us on our website at sportsdoctalk.com
Check out this recent video testimonial in a young active female after a high tibial osteotomy.
Check out our newest video describing the dual surgeon benefit of 2nd opinions for complex elbow surgeries and professional athletes.
SDT Highlight: Aging Athlete & Regenerative Medicine
Post:As a sports surgeon, I treat athletes at all levels. My goal is to continue to look for advancements in sports medicine that allows my patients to have a faster return to sport and improved outcomes. Regenerative medicine is a hot topic in the fight against disease, injury and aging.
In my recent episode Sports Doc Talk Podcast with William Sanchez we talk about the future of regenerative medicine and how it relates to our aging athletes. Check out this recent clip from our new episode.
Post: UCL repair with internal brace is true game changing technology. We have heard about it recently with Brock Purdy for the 49ers undergoing this procedure. Before this technology, reconstruction of the tommy john ligament was the only way to save a throwers elbow. In the right patient this procedure is less invasive with a faster recovery. We have seen an equivalent return to throwing with this newer procedure in high level athletes and excellent biomechanical strength. It’s a pleasure to offer this procedure at Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle to my patients in Washington state.
Check out this recent testimonial I received in a high-level baseball player who came from over 3 hours away to undergo this surgery. This is what motivates me to keep looking for ways to get my athletes back faster and safer than before. Check out my recent podcast at Sports Doc Talk Podcast with William Sanchez on this surgery or check out my website to learn more about this procedure.
We are happy to share our great experience with Dr. Garcia and Landon’s surgery success anyplace and anytime! You were all so amazing and we are more thankful than words can express. This kid LIVES for baseball and Dr. Garcia, along with hard work and a fantastic physical therapist, have given that back to him.
Internal brace surgery was obviously a success, thank you SO MUCH for getting Landon back on the pitchers mound!!!
~The Welter family.
Post: Last week I demonstrated my surgical technique for MPFL reconstruction. This surgery is very powerful in the right patient to eliminate patella dislocations. Overall it is one of my most satisfied patient populations. Check out this recent testimonial from a young patient I did a staged bilateral MPFL reconstruction. This patient came from the other side of Washington state to undergo this procedure. Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle it’s a pleasure to offer our new technologies to the state of Washington and beyond.
Took my Grandson to Dr Garcia, because the surgeons in the Tri-Cities said they couldn’t do the type of surgery he needed to be fully capable of doing anything a kid wants to do.
I did my research to find a Doctor with Experience for the NBA, since they have a lot of these surgeries, and found Dr Garcia.
He did both knees, (6 months apart) and now my grandson, who’s knee caps would dislocate if he stepped wrong, can do anything he wants.
Dr Garcia is great in all facets, bedside manner, how he explains things and most important the surgery.
Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner! Thanks Dr Garcia!
Post: Gabriel Landeskog underwent cartilage transplant of his right knee on May 10. This is an uncommon surgery for a professional athlete but we have now seen two recent high profile athletes including Landeskog and Lonzo Ball have this surgery. I had the pleasure of training with the surgeon who did these surgeries, Dr. Brian Cole. He is an incredible mentor and always pushing the envelope to help athletes get back to the sports they love. I mimic my practice after his and offer similar cartilage restoration to the Seattle area and beyond. I recently did a podcast on this surgery after the announcement of Lonzo Ball’s cartilage transplant at Sports Doc Talk Podcast with William Sanchez. To learn more about this cutting edge procedure check out my podcast or website for more information.
Looking forward to the future of sports medicine and happy to be working with Arthrex to make this happen. To learn more about these advances check out my website sections below or listen to my napkin to reality podcast Sports Doc Talk Podcast with William Sanchez we highlight Arthrex and innovation.
SDT Highlight: Aging Athletes & Fitness Changes
Post: As a sports surgeon, I take care of athletes at all levels. As we age, my goal as a sports orthopedic surgeon is to keep my active patient population doing the activities they love. When injuries occur, I am looking at the most cutting edge technology to improve outcomes and get my aging athletes back faster. Recently I published a new podcast episode about this on Sports Doc Talk Podcast with William Sanchez. At OSS Seattle we are committed to offering the latest in technology to help our athletes overcome injury both operatively and non operatively. Check out this recent highlight from my podcast describing how fitness has changed over the last 10 years.
Podcast Website: www.sportsdoctalk.com
Check out Dr. Garcia’s new knotless MPFL Technique in 4K
Post:New Sports Doc Talk Podcast episode hot off the press with William Sanchez. This is our first listener request podcast! You asked for it and we delivered.
Topic: What keeps our aging athletes at the top of their game. We cover all facets from wearables, training, regenerative medicine, cutting edge surgeries and more. Learn more by subscribing to our podcast or listening below! Keep the requests coming on our website www.sportsdoctalk.com.
The competitive aging athlete
Portable Blood Flow Restriction: Game Changing Tech
Post:Getting our athletes back faster and stronger is the holy grail of sports medicine. In my practice, I continue to look for game changing technology that allows my patients to get the best and most innovative sports products on the market. Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle we are committed to finding ways to improve outcomes and recovery. Prehab is a critical part of acute ACL injuries; I also have cutting edge surgical techniques and do whatever it takes to save the cartilage and meniscus in the knee. You have heard about our new device the H ROBOTICS INC rebless machine that is helping our more complex knee patients get back to walking, stronger quads and rom faster than conventional CPM.
Check out this new BFR device below! I am a huge proponent of blood flow restriction after surgery which is used in all major professional sports for rehab and recovery. Recently I learned of a portal BFR machine that can be sent home with patients from their PT office. This is offered by Rehab United Seattle and they were kind enough to come by the office and let me show it off. This allows patients to double or triple their time doing BFR to hopefully provide faster gains in their recovery. I highly recommend it, but don’t take my word for it, check out this full demo video with Rehab United’s Kelly Vanhove and me. Stay tuned as this technology may show up soon on Sports Doc Talk Podcast with William Sanchez!
Post: It’s an honor to represent Summit Surgical and Arthrex at this year’s Western Orthopedic Summit in La Jolla. It was an incredible experience teaching others about advanced shoulder instability techniques and the latest game changing technology for ACL repairs. So happy to work with an organization dedicated to teaching and getting patients to the sports they love. It was amazing to learn from master’s in the field and hear about future advances that allow me to stay on the cusp of sports medicine.
Looking forward to the future of sports medicine and happy to be working with Arthrex to make this happen. To learn more about these advances check out my website sections below or listen to my napkin to reality podcast Sports Doc Talk Podcast with William Sanchez we highlight Arthrex and innovation.
Topic: Innovation: Napkin to Reality
SDT Highlight: MLB New Rules and Injury Risk
Post: Baseball is in full swing and so is the new pitch clock. We have seen faster games and pitchers with reduced speed in later innings but does this translate to more injuries…. hopefully not. As a surgeon that treats many baseball pitchers, we know fatigue and repetitive stress leads to injuries like UCL tears, slap tears, flexor overload etc. Check out this short clip from my recent podcast @sportsdoctalkpodcast with Will Sanchez discussing this new rule and our concerns for injury risk. Only time will tell whether faster games in MLB affect injuries but I am sure many different entities are monitoring this. Subscribe to our podcast below to hear the full episode or check out my website to learn more about these baseball injuries. Check out www.sportsdoctalk.com for more information.
SDT Highlight: New Pitch Timer Rule
Post: The new pitch timer is accelerating the play of baseball. If you
don’t know, MLB instituted a new rule to speed up the game and change the
pace. As a sports surgeon, who treats these baseball players, there are
concerns of injury risk with an accelerated pitch count. As a specialist in
baseball players, the pitchers are the ones we are most concerned about. We
are already seeing faster games and loss of top speed in some of our MLB
pitchers early in the game. Check out this brief explanation of this new
MLB rule in this highlight clip from my most recent Sports Doc Talk Podcast with William
the whole episode see the link below and subscribe to hear our upcoming
Check out Dr. Garcia’s technique for high tibial osteotomy in a young active patient wanting to return to high impact activities.
Cartilage restoration is an essential part of my practice. It is important
if you practice cartilage restoration you understand all components of the
procedure. If a patient’s alignment is off, they must be corrected by doing
an osteotomy in addition to the cartilage procedure. Check out this recent
testimonial, my scheduler received, this patient had a previous
microfracture done elsewhere, no alignment was checked and they did quite
poorly. We identified they had alignment issues and performed a high tibial
osteotomy with a cartilage transplant and you can see his activity level
already at five months with a great day skiing.
Good morning Alyssa, please pass along to Dr. Garcia that I skied over 32,000 vertical feet at Whistler this past weekend!! In 2 days, I’ll be at the 5 month mark from my surgery. I’m feeling good after the last two days and only needed 2 ibuprofen at the end of each day. So excited!
2023 baseball season new hopes, new rules, new concerns.
4 months after root tear
Meniscal root tears are a hot topic in sports medicine. More and more
data has demonstrated the importance of fixing these tears to delay
arthritis and reduce pain. With proper patient selection you can see pretty
impressive results. Check out this video I just received from a young
patient with significant knee pain for over 4 months after surgery. He had
seen a few surgeons and no one could figure it out (30%+ can be missed on
MRI). We saw subtle meniscal root tear on MRI so scoped him to confirm and
sure enough it was a complete meniscal root tear which came together great.
He is 4 months out doing awesome and just sent me this video of him
surfing. For more information on this injury and the surgery check out my
Lonzo Ball, cartilage transplant surgery
William Sanchez and I are so excited to announce our brand new website for our podcast Sports Doc Talk Podcast.
Post: William Sanchez and I are so excited to announce our brand new website for our podcast Sports Doc Talk Podcast, www.sportsdoctalk.com. You can find all our current podcasts, video podcasts, question and answer polls, informational videos and the ability to submit show requests. We have already received a few great requests and we are looking forward to featuring them on our show in the coming months. Stay tuned for our hot topic episode we just recorded last night on cartilage transplants and the recent Lonzo Ball surgery. Thanks for all our current subscribers our last episode hit over 200 listens already and we appreciate your following!
Innovation continues with this amazing 6 week testimonial
Post: Innovation continues with this amazing 6 week testimonial. ACL tibial spine surgeries are challenging, in that postoperative stiffness is a major problem. I see a number of 2nd opinions every year for this complication and have had my own patients take longer to recover with stiffness. I have tried different techniques to save the patients acl, get the spine to heal and preserve motion but nothing this results at 6 weeks.
I posted my recent technique using the new Arthrex ACL repair tightrope and I was blown away. Check out my patient 6 weeks after this surgery. ACL exam is perfect, the tibial spine remains fully reduced and motion is great. With the confidence of this repair, I doubled the speed of my previous protocol. At Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle our goal is innovation that benefits patients and outcomes!
Dr. Garcia’s BEAR ACL repair technique with an Internal Brace
Dr. Garcia’s newest technique to fix ACL tibial spine using the new ACL tightrope system
Dr. Garcia’s technique for distal femoral osteotomy
1 year after ACL tibial spine repair and posterior lateral corner reconstruction
Post: Multi-ligamentous knee injuries are a challenging surgery and recovery. I remember getting a call on vacation about a patient with a unique injury, ACL tibial spine avulsion and full posterior lateral corner injury. While waiting for swelling to reduce would be ideal, you must try and fix these spine injuries quickly if there is a chance to save the ACL. With the help of my amazing team, we moved things around and got this young high-level skier into surgery the next week. She persevered through this recovery, and I received these two messages from her roughly 1 year after ACL tibial spine repair and posterior lateral corner reconstruction. We saved her ACL and got her back to doing what she loves… skiing! These patients and stories are what make my job so fulfilling! @Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle we offer high-level care and work as a team to give patients the best outcome.
Note: Just wanted to share that I made it back on the mountain yesterday for the first time! Made it about 20 runs (even back to blues and blacks!) before my knee started to get achy, and I’m sure it’ll just get better from here. Thank you so much for everything and I’ll be sure to send a video some time this season.
Update a few weeks later: Still gaining confidence in my left ski, but we’re making progress!
Testimonial after innovative repair of her ACL ligament tear.
Check out our new podcast “Sports Doc Talk” with Will Sanchez and Dr. Grant Garcia.
Brand new show! First new episode of Sports Doc Talk coming this week. We will talk about the Super Bowl and how injuries impact the most watched sporting event in the US.
Follow us on: anchor.fm/sportsdoctalkpodcast
My recent MACI talk with Dr. Brian Cole on how to maximize cartilage training in fellowship.
Grant H. Garcia, MD I think it’s the season! Summited Rainier as well 2 weeks ago! And the shoulder held up amazingly… even after a little fall
My job as a sports orthopedic surgeon is to help my patients return to the sports and activities they love. Images and videos of my patients getting back to their hobbies are the highlights of my day. Check out this message I received from someone I did shoulder surgery on 2 years ago. Another patient of mine summiting Mount Rainier. This is no easy feat!
“One VERY satisfied client!!” – KC
Just got this message from my patient that I did a posterolateral corner reconstruction, MCL reconstruction and ACL reconstruction, 3 years ago. Always fun to get these videos of patients getting back to the sports they love.
Excited to provide team coverage for Swim America again this year. Great morning for a great cause. Good luck swimmers!
Honored to speak at the MACI fellows course last night with Dr. Brian Cole, my mentor and leader in the cartilage field.
Great time at Arthrex’s #WOTIF conference. Honored to speak on cutting edge techniques in shoulder surgery.
Dr. Garcia covers Swim America event, Congrats to all the swimmers raising money for a good cause!
Dr. Garcia was selected as a 2021 Top Doctor by Washington Magazine.
Dr. Garcia is honored to be selected for Seattle Met Top Doc for 2021! It is a pleasure to continue to offer advanced high quality sports care to the Seattle area.
Check out Dr. Garcia’s podcast on Skateboarding injuries in honor of the new Olympic sport!
Tune in to Dr. Garcia’s zoom talk on cartilage and meniscus transplants and how we are using cutting-edge techniques to preserve patient’s cartilage. The talk is on July 15th at 12pm, sign up using this link: lnkd.in/gfkbkqV
Dr. Garcia will be teaching shoulder instability techniques this week to young surgeons under 50 years old at the Arthrex Futures Forum in Naples, Florida. He will be showing cutting-edge surgery to improve labral repairs using the most minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Garcia talks about RTS after ACL injury in the NFL on NYSEA sports radio.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his release technique for frozen shoulder.
Patient shoulder replacement testimonial for a severe and complex shoulder fracture
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technically advanced technique using a Distal Tibial Allograft (ankle bone) to reduce shoulder dislocations after failed previous shoulder surgeries.
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 discusses his revision acl algorithm and what he does to improve outcomes.
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.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
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 demonstrates his technique for subpectoral mini-open biceps tenodesis.
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.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his advanced arthroscopic technique for snapping scapula syndrome. This surgical video demonstrates his arthroscopic scapulothoracic bursectomy and superior medial angle resection.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his technique for acute elbow LCL repair
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his all suture technique for ACL repair and ACL tibial spine repair.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his arthroscopic remplissage technique. This surgery improves outcomes for patient who have failed previous labral surgery.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his advanced technique for “over the top” rotator cuff repair with a superior capsular reconstruction.
Dr. Garcia covers the Pac-12 Swim Championships. It was a great opportunity help out and take care of these high-level athletes.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his elbow arthroscopy technique in a former high level gymnast.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his arthroscopic surgical technique for anterior labrum “Bankart” repair.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his inside-out meniscus repair technique for complex tears.
Check Out Dr. Garcia's Patient Testimonial After Complex Shoulder Stabilization Surgery
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.
Check Out Dr. Garcia’s Patient Testimonial Video After Cartilage Transplant
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 presents his complex treatment algorithm for treating patients with shoulder instability and labral tear.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his cutting edge technique for subscapularis repair after stemless total shoulder replacement.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his arthroscopic technique for knee osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) repair.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates a cartilage transplant surgery. This is an innovative technique to preserve patients’ knees with a focal cartilage defect.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his Superior Capsular Reconstruction technique
My treatment algorithm for Tommy John surgery.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his innovative technique for arthroscopic meniscus root repairs.
Dr. Garcia speaks on OrthoBiologics, including PRP and Stem Cells, for Swedish hospital.
Dr. Garcia presents his September blog topic: patella dislocations and how we treat them.
Dr. Garcia demonstrates his innovative technique for the Latarjet procedure
Dr. Garcia talks about SLAP tears in his monthly blog post
Superior Capsular Reconstruction
Dr. Garcia will be lecturing to all Washington and Alaska Arthrex reps on Superior Capsular Reconstruction next week. He is honored to be selected for this teaching opportunity and will give an overview of the data on the procedure’s success and demonstrate his technique.
Dr. Garcia speaks on meniscal root tears and cutting edge treatment. Check out his first monthly sports and shoulder blog.
Dr. Garcia and OSS are launching a new sports medicine and shoulder blog
Check out Grant Garcia’s Facebook live session on shoulder replacements
Dr. Garcia’s speaks on sports medicine injuries and concussions in adolescents at Swedish Hospital. Check out his presentation below
Check out Dr. Garcia’s video segment on ACL tears and their associated injuries.
Dr. Garcia talks about shoulder replacements and advanced techniques offered in his practice.
Dr. Garcia addresses hot shoulder topics and cutting edge surgical procedures, check out his video segments
Dr. Garcia featured on KOMO Sports Radio talking about advances in patella tendon repair. Listen to him below talk about the cutting edge repair techniques and how we are getting athletes back faster.
Tune in Sunday Dec 2nd to KOMO Radio (1000am/97.7 FM) at 11:30am PST.
Dr. Garcia will be talking about advances in patella tendon repair in professional athletes and how we are getting our players back faster.
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 (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 Season is coming soon. Check out this fantastic training program (Alpine Training Project) to prevent injury and get you ready for the slopes!
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.
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...
- 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
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.
- Return to Play Among Elite Basketball Players After OsteochondralAllograft Transplantation of Full-Thickness Cartilage Lesions
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.
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.
- Borderline Glenoid Bone Defect in Anterior Shoulder Instability: Latarjet Procedure Versus Bankart Repair
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 …
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.
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...