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. https://www.sportsdoctalk.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@sportsdoctalk https://www.instagram.com/sportsdoctalkpodcast/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/90467394/

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June 3, 2024 60 mins

Welcome to another "Sports Doc Talk" episode with your hosts, Will Sanchez and renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Grant Garcia. In this episode, we dive into ACL injuries, surgeries, and biologics. We discuss cutting-edge treatments for ACL injuries, including the concepts of the "fertilized ACL," tightrope fixation, Bridge enhanced ACL repair (BEAR), Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, and Bone Marrow Aspirate Con...

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In this episode, hosts Will Sanchez and Dr. Grant Garcia are joined by special guest Dr. Reza Jazayeri, orthopedic surgeon and Founder of xrscience.org, for an enlightening discussion on the revolutionary impact of amino acids in pre and post-surgery care.

One of our favorite quotes from Dr. Jazayeri is: "If you're going to do something that is going to work, it has to be simplified." His groundbreaking research on a...

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In this episode, Dr. Andre Shaffer shares his journey and the inspirations that led him to become a renowned orthopedic surgeon. Will Sanchez and Dr. Grant Garcia delve into the transformative world of spine surgery with Dr. Shaffer, an esteemed orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist. He brings his expertise in endoscopic spine surgery to the forefront, discussing innovative procedures such as transforaminal and interlaminar disce...
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The 2024 baseball season is in full swing, but amidst the excitement of the game, a more intricate challenge looms—the ever-evolving landscape of medical technology and its profound impact on healthcare. In this episode, we embark on a journey through this dynamic terrain, where cutting-edge innovations intersect with the complexities of insurance coverage. From revolutionary surgical procedures to the hurdles faced by insurance co...

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As we wrap up, a heartfelt thank you to our audience and everyone who contributed to making Sports Doc Talk a great experience. Exciting times await, with upcoming episodes promising even more insight and engagement. Stay tuned, and let's continue this remarkable journey together!"


Welcome to this special anniversary episode of Sports Doc Talk! As we fondly look back on the remarkable journey of 2023, we're eagerl...

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Welcome to Sports Doc Talk! In this episode, Will Sanchez and Dr.Grant Garcia feature two exceptional guests who not only excel as top shoulder surgeons but also bring their captivating charm to the airwaves. Dr. Shariff Bishai and Dr. Danny Acevedo, hosts of "I'm a Podstar not a Doctor," join us to share their insights.


One of our many conversations delves into the crucial doctor-patient relationship, emphasizin...

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December 15, 2023 38 mins

Hosts Will Sanchez and Dr. Grant Garcia chat with Lia Winter, co-founder of Winter Innovations, focusing on entrepreneurship and the journey from napkin idea to reality.

We discuss Lia’s creation of EasyWhip, an innovative suture inspired by Lia's mother's initial unsuccessful ACL surgery. EasyWhip allows surgeons to switch between a whip stitch and a locking stitch on the fly. We dive into Lia’s background in biomedical e...

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In this edition of Sports Doc Talk, host Will Sanchez and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Grant Garcia discuss the recent shoulder injury faced by NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson. Deshaun is now dealing with a challenging glenoid fracture, and Dr. Garcia provides insights into the intricacies of the repair process. The episode delves into Deshaun's healing journey, potential complications, and the potential long-term implications of this...

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A topic that has been discussed for a long time, but now seems to be at the forefront more than ever, Dr. Grant Garcia and William Sanchez discuss what seems to be this season’s hot topic in the NFL…Turf vs grass. In the perennial debate between turf and grass playing surfaces, each presents unique advantages and drawbacks. Turf fields offer durability, low maintenance, and a consistent playing surface year-round; however, studies ...

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On this episode of Sports Doc Talk our guest is Physical Therapist, and co-owner of HIDEF Physical Therapy Zach Smith. He discusses how HIDEF Physical Therapy is embracing innovative techniques and technologies. Their dedication to education and staying current ensures that patients receive the highest level of care, and their unique procedures and integration of technology contribute to a more effective and engaging rehabilitation...

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Football is a sport that so many people love. It is a unique sport that showcases the best athletes in the world. They exhibit speed, strength, and athleticism on the highest level, but the game at many times is unforgiving. Week in and week out players get hurt. Some player's injuries are not as severe, and others can be possibly career-ending. This past week we saw many stars getting hurt. Including one of the best running ba...

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Football season kicks off, and with that, we begin our show with a discussion about the NCAA's research on the kickoff rule change and its impact on concussion rates in collegiate football. Despite the expectation that this rule change would reduce concussions during kickoff plays, the data suggests otherwise. We explore the many reasons behind this unexpected outcome and its implications for player safety in the sport.


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Dr. Wayne Weil is an exceptional individual who juggles multiple roles as a father, athlete, and surgeon. He has garnered recognition as one of the leading orthopedic surgeons specializing in hand and elbow surgery. In an insightful episode of Sports Doc Talk, we delve into multiple topics including "skiers' thumb" injury, exploring various treatment options, including the implementation of internal bracing techniques...

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In this podcast episode of Sports Doc Talk, Dr. Grant Garcia and Will Sanchez interview Dr. David Smith, the inventor of the Q-Collar. The Q-Collar is designed to mitigate the absorption of SLOSH (sloshing) energy by the soft tissues of the brain, thereby reducing the risk of brain damage from traumatic events. It is the first device authorized by the FDA for this purpose. You are going to love hearing his thoughts and how animals ...

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In this podcast episode, William Sanchez and Dr. Grant Garcia interview foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Anthony Yi. The discussion focuses on getting patients back on their feet as soon as possible after foot and ankle injuries.

One of the key topics is ankle fractures, particularly the use of Fibular Nail (Arthrex Fibulock) in the rehabilitation process. When soft tissue injuries often accompany ankle fractures Dr. Yi suggests t...

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May 4, 2023 38 mins

This episode of Sports Doc Talk focuses on the competitive aging athlete. We want to especially thank one of our loyal listeners for requesting this episode and remind everyone to check out sportsdoctalk.com for podcast links, transcripts, comments, show requests, and much more.

As always, this episode features hosts Will Sanchez and orthopedic sports medicine specialist Dr. Grant Garcia discussing various topics related to sports ...

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In the latest episode of the Sports Doc Talk Podcast, Dr. Grant Garcia and Will Sanchez dive into the excitement surrounding the new baseball season and the concerns surrounding injuries brought up by the new rules to speed up the game. We discuss the significant strain that throwing a baseball at high velocities repeatedly and frequently can put on a pitcher's body, particularly on the arm and shoulder. We explore some of the ...

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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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March 3, 2023 40 mins

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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