Sports Doc Talk

Sports Doc Talk

“All Sports, All Orthopedics, All the Time.” By William Sanchez and Dr. Grant Garcia. A podcast that features sports injuries, sports updates, orthopedic sports treatments, and cutting-edge surgical discussions. We discuss what’s hot in sports and how sports orthopedics plays a big part in keeping our athletes going.


March 24, 2023 26 min

In this episode, we discuss the recent surgery that Lonzo Ball underwent, his third knee surgery in over a year. Dr. Grant Garcia explains cartilage transplant surgery and how it is a unique procedure that is not commonly performed on professional athletes. We also talk about the history of Lonzo Ball's knee injuries and how his meniscus tear led to the loss of cartilage in his knee. I ask Dr. Garcia if he has any Big Baller Br...

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How do orthopedic surgeons take a napkin idea into a full-blown product? In business, there are well-validated step processes to get this done. In this show, Dr. Grant Garcia discusses taking an idea through to full approval from the FDA: the BEAR Implant. We also discuss how innovation is manufactured and marketed, and the concerns surgeons and hospitals may have especially when they are hesitant to adopt new tech due to concerns ...

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It’s Super Bowl week!

This football season is about to be concluded and there will only be one team to bring the elusive Lombardi trophy back to their city and fans. In this episode of Sports Doc Talk, we discuss key injuries that could affect both teams and their players. Before we look ahead, we look back to a key injury in the NFC championship game to quarterback Brock Purdy. Purdy will have an elbow repair using a technique we ...

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February 5, 2023 57 sec
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One of the scariest scenes unfolded this NFL season for the world to see. There was great excitement for the Bills versus Bengals game, as two of the best teams in the NFL were competing head-to-head with playoff implications. A packed stadium and a buzz that only great teams can generate. Shortly after the game had started the unthinkable occurred…

24-year-old Damar Hamlin was injured on the field. Just a routine tackle. A play th...

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As we get excited about all the possibilities and new shows for 2023, we look back at some of our favorite topics and conversations of 2022.

In 2022, we talked about several hot topics including the future of cartilage, meniscus, and ACL surgeries. We discussed internal bracing, fantastic tech wearables, and what it takes to make it to the next level. We thought a fun show looking back at some of our top segments would allow our li...

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February 4, 2023 27 min

As the World Cup takes the planet by storm, we look at some common soccer injuries and discuss them along with our semifinal and final predictions sure to go wrong. Dr. Grant Garcia discusses serious to nagging injuries such as ACL, quad, hamstring, tears, strains, and others. When do doctors use PRP, shockwave, and other treatments for these injuries and how do these treatments work best for patients? We discuss.

The World Cup exc...

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Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Grant Garcia discusses a new technology that will revolutionize how patients can rehab and how surgeons can teach. We start out discussing the Avail system. A camera system that utilizes technology, networking, and software to combine the perfect partnership. This Avail system will allow doctors to learn and teach in a way they haven't done before.

One technology that has the industry buzzing is coming from ...

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The 2022 football season is underway, and already key players such as Zach Wilson, the quarterback of the New York Jets have not played a down yet due to a torn meniscus suffered early this preseason. In this show Orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Grant Garcia discusses the torn meniscus and more importantly the technology, and decision-making between reparation versus preservation. Also discussed are...

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February 4, 2023 33 min

When technology and creativity intertwine great discoveries are explored. This is what is occurring in the orthopedic field. The discussion of restoration versus reconstruction of a torn ACL at times has been debated, but now more than ever restoration has given patients a great option. Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Grant Garcia discusses the BEAR Implant. The Bridge Enhanced ACL Restoration (BEAR) technique is a procedure used to treat ...

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February 4, 2023 32 min

The scene is set as the NBA and the NHL are ready to conclude their season and crown a champion. All-season teams have one common goal in mind, a reward that every athlete dreams of and it fuels their desire to get to the biggest stage to make their dreams come true. The road is filled with daily competition, athletic endurance, pain threshold, mental fortitude, and luck.  Not everyone is fortunate to get to that stage let alo...

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Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in America. It is also the oldest team sport in North America. In fact, one of the earliest accounts of lacrosse comes from a document that was written in the early 17th century, but the sport was clearly around before that time. We also know that the document recognizes the First Nations people first played it across Canada over 500 years ago. Each nation had its own version of “Stickb...

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The Internal Brace has been a huge leap forward in treatment for how patients recover from surgeries and how it allows them to get back to normal activities in a fraction of the time it used to take from conventional surgeries. This technology has been applied to some of the greatest athletes in the world, such as Drew Brees and others. A recent example is the dislocated kneecap that Brooks Koepka suffered right before the 2021 Mas...

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Little Johnny wants to become a pro baseball player, but it all starts with little league. Dr. Grant H. Garcia shares his expertise on baseball injuries starting at the little league level and above. Dr. Garcia has authored over 70 publications in prominent peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  Dr. Garcia was name...

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Consumer wearables such as Apple, Whoop, Polar, Garmin, and so many others are revolutionizing how we monitor our health. It’s a Multi-billion-dollar market that has expanded way beyond just counting our steps. On this show Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Grant Garcia discusses the many uses and how its technology will revolutionize health care.

Athletes are a big part of the conversation because as Dr. Garcia said, consumer wearables are ...

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Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Grant Garcia discusses future training for orthopedic surgeons, advancement in robotics, sensors, and 3D printing. The role of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality and how costs and choosing a medical provider play a role.

The definition of virtual reality (VR) is… the use of computer modeling and simulation that enables a person to interact with an artificial three-dimensional (3-D) visual or other sensory...

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When it comes to our health, we always want the best treatment. Just like we are looking for the best medicine, the best hospitals, the best care, and the best doctors, doctors are on the lookout for new technology, new methods, and new equipment that will essentially benefit us… the patient.

We discuss things that came faster than expected out of necessity and new technology that is ahead of its time: Telehealth which has increase...

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On December 4, 2018, the NHL Board of Governors approved expansion for the city of Seattle.  The three years that followed saw the construction of the Climate Pledge Arena, 32,000 ticket deposits, a new Kraken Community Iceplex, and a generation of new hockey fans. This recent boom has thousands of new fans learning to ice skate and learning how to play hockey. A sport and activity that is fun for the entire family to enjoy. D...

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