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March 24, 2023 26 mins

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 Brand gear in his wardrobe…

Dr. Garcia does about 30 to 40 of these procedures a year. The recovery process is a long one, taking about 9-12 months, but the success rates for the procedure are high. Dr. Garcia notes that success rates for professional athletes may be different. Rebless is a robotic by H Robotic that most likely will be used in Lonzo Ball’s recovery, which we’ve discussed in previous shows.

Sports Doc Talk is a podcast hosted by Will Sanchez and Dr. Grant Garcia, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Check out Sports Doc Talk on all major podcast platforms and on our YouTube channel. Please reach out to us for any questions or show ideas at sportsdoctalkpodcast@gmail. You can also reach Dr. Grant Garcia at for great orthopedic information and content.

This podcast aims to educate listeners about sports medicine and the procedures that are used to help athletes recover from injuries.

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