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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


Medial Patellofemoral LigamentReconstruction in SkeletallyImmature Patients

Background: Given the proximity of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) femoral insertion to the distal femoral physisin skeletally immature patients, multiple techniques for femoral graft fixation have been described.

Patellofemoral Stabilization: Postoperative Redislocation and Risk Factors Following Surgery.

Background: Patellofemoral instability is a common knee problem that is difficult to manage owing to its multifactorial etiology as well as the fact that predisposing pathoanatomic features vary from individual to individual. There is limited knowledge regarding the demographic and pathoanatomic risk factors or the relationship between these risk factors and the redislocation rate after surgical stabilization for this challenging condition.

Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction for Patellar Instability Regardless of Tibial Tubercle-Trochlear Groove Distance and Patellar Height: Outcomes at 1 and 2 Years.

Purpose: To report 1- and 2-year outcomes of patients after isolated MPFL reconstruction performed for patellar instability regardless of patellar height, tibial tubercle-trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance, or trochlear dysplasia.

Isolated medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction significantly improved quality of life in patients with recurrent patella dislocation.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to measure the improvement in quality of life (QoL) following isolated anatomical double-bundle medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction.

Anteromedial Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy Improves Results of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction for Recurrent Patellar Instability in Patients With Tibial Tuberosity-Trochlear Groove Distance of 17 to 20 mm.

Purpose: To compare the midterm clinical outcomes of anteromedialization tibial tubercle osteotomy combined with medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction (TTO+MPFLR) with MPFLR alone (MPFLRa) for the treatment of recurrent patellar instability (RPI) in patients with a tibial tuberosity-trochlear groove (TT-TG) of 17 to 20 mm.

Recurrence of Patellar Instability in Adolescents Undergoing Surgery for Osteochondral Defects Without Concomitant Ligament Reconstruction.

Background: First-time patellar dislocation with an associated chondral or osteochondral loose body is typically treated operatively to address the loose fragment. The incidence of recurrent instability in this patient population if the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is not reconstructed is unknown.

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation and Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy for Patellofemoral Chondral Defects: Improved Pain Relief and Occupational Outcomes Among US Army Servicemembers.

Background: The occupational and functional results of patellofemoral autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) are underreported. This investigation sought to establish clinical outcomes and rates for return to work in a predominantly high-demand military cohort undergoing this procedure.

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