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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

Sports Injuries

Training With Lighter Baseballs Increases Velocity Without Increasing the Injury Risk

Pitch velocity has become an increasingly popular metric by which pitchers are graded and compared. Training programs that utilize weighted balls have been effective in increasing velocity but at the cost of an increased injury risk. No studies have evaluated training with lighter baseballs with regard to increasing pitch velocity and the injury risk.

Likelihood of Injury and Medical Care Between CrossFit and Traditional Weightlifting Participants.

CrossFit is a popular weightlifting sport, with participants who report significant improvements in physical health; however, others argue that CrossFit exposes participants to an increased risk and severity of injury. We address this through a retrospective cohort study.

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.

  • 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