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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

UCL Injuryy

Biomechanical Comparison of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction With the Docking Technique Versus Repair With Internal Bracing.

BACKGROUND: The modified Jobe technique of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction has previously been biomechanically compared with primary repair augmented with internal bracing. However, the docking technique has not been compared with repair with internal bracing.

Risk of Retear Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using a Hybrid Graft of Autograft Augmented With Allograft Tissue: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

PURPOSE: To compare the risk of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure in patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with either autograft tissue or hybrid grafts.

Graft Choice and the Incidence of Osteoarthritis After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Causal Analysis From a Cohort of 541 Patients.

BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is important to prevent knee osteoarthritis. Neither of the 2 most common graft techniques-the patellar tendon (PT) or hamstring tendon (HS) graft-has demonstrated superiority in terms of the long-term osteoarthritis rate.

Significant anterior enlargement of femoral tunnel aperture after hamstring ACL reconstruction, compared to bone-patellar tendon-bone graft.

PURPOSE: This study aimed to retrospectively compare the enlargement and migration of the femoral tunnel aperture after anatomic rectangular tunnel anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with a bone-patella tendon-bone (BTB) or hamstring tendon (HT) graft using three-dimensional (3-D) computer models.

Increased knee laxity with hamstring tendon autograft compared to patellar tendon autograft: a cohort study of 5462 patients with primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

PURPOSE: To compare anterior knee laxity and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) between anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) performed with bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) and hamstring tendon (HT) autografts and, moreover, to study any correlation between postoperative anterior knee laxity and PROMs.

Editorial Commentary: National Football League Hopefuls Beware: Your Stock May Be Falling After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.

Abstract: Making a National Football League (NFL) team is tough; making one after undergoing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is tougher.

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Primary Treatment of Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears

Background: Jobe revolutionized the treatment of medial ulnar collateral ligament (MUCL) tears with his reconstruction technique. However, not all MUCL injuries require operative management; Rettig showed that 42% of MUCL injuries respond to conservative management.

Performance and Return to Sport After Tommy John Surgery Among Major League Baseball Position Players

Background: The anterior bundle of the medial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is the primary restraint to valgus stress at the elbow and is often injured among overhead throwing athletes. Despite prevention strategies, injuries to the elbow UCL are on the rise.

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  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists