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  • Be wary of shoulder injuries while skiing and snowboarding!

    “I didn’t want any problems going forward so I went for a second opinion,” he says. After doing some research, he discovered shoulder specialist Dr. Grant Garrigues who strongly disagreed with the first treatment plan and recommend surgery right away to reconnect and stabilize his shoulder joint.

    Be wary of shoulder injuries while skiing and snowboarding!

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  • Current Concepts to Address Glenohumeral Instability

    The Mitek Sports Medicine Shoulder Summit is coming soon! Looking forward to being a part of the complex instability event on March 9th! Join me along with Drs Rick Ryu; Mark Getelman; and Ivan Wong as we discuss the most challenging cases and the most innovative options.

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  • This rare case illustrates how an ossified spinoglenoid ligament can cause suprascapular nerve entrapment.

    My co-authors and I describe a surgical technique for resection of the ossified ligament and the patient's recovery in the current issue of #JBJSCaseConnector @jbjs

    >This rare case illustrates how an ossified spinoglenoid ligament can cause suprascapular nerve entrapment.

  • Dr. G on WGN-TV on injuries to watch out for with the Chicago snowstorm. Heart attacks, slips and falls, and shoulder injuries are just the beginning.

    Dr. G on WGN-TV on injuries to watch out for with the Chicago snowstorm. Heart attacks, slips and falls, and shoulder injuries are just the beginning.

  • Isolated arthroscopic subacromial decompression may not improve shoulder impingement at 5 years—a placebo controlled randomized trial.

    Commentary by Drs. Grant Garrigues and Ryan Quigley

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  • The COVID 19 pandemic has continued for longer than anyone predicted. As we continue to social distance and many are working from home, the injuries from poor ergonomics in these “temporary” workspaces continue. Dr. G discusses this with television reporters from ABC news adds some tips for how to prevent shoulder pain while working from home.

  • Working from home during the pandemic? Poor ergonomics can lead to shoulder issues.

      1.Take time out of every hour to stand up, and stretch
      2.Be mindful of your posture and try to have your screen up high for a straight ahead gaze
      3.Keep your shoulder blades strong

    Working from home during the pandemic?

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  • Paul Grammont invented the first successful reverse total shoulder but his ground-breaking design has been further refined.

    Glenosphere center of rotation lateralization and a more varus humerosocket inclination improve stability, notching, and range of motion. Read more in our latest publication!

    Working from home during the pandemic?

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  • Poor posture while working from home during COVID pandemic causes shoulder problems

  • Shoulder Arthritis w/ Dr. Garrigues

  • Proud to be featured on the Nailed It! orthopaedic podcast. Had a great time with @naileditortho discussing shoulder arthritis. They did a great job and its worth a listen!

    Nailed Podcast

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  • How do shoulder surgeons decide the best way to treat recurrent shoulder instability? Revision scope @bankart, open bankart, remplissage, latarjet?! No surprise glenoid bone loss is critical but, surprisingly glenoid track less important. #orthotwitter #shoulderinstability

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  • “Proud to author a chapter in the new textbook Basketball Medicine and Sports Science on “Elbow Injuries in Basketball” with my co-author, Kurt Stoll, MD. @mor_docs #basketball #orthotwitter #sportsmedicine

    Basketball Medicine and Sports Science

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  • Wally's Story

    Chronic shoulder pain can be the sign of a rotator cuff tear. See Wally’s Story to learn more.

  • The public health agencies focus on stroke, heart attacks, lung cancer and birth defects. Ortho surgeons need to lead education and counseling about the effect of smoking on MSK health. #orthotwitter #smokefree @mor_docs

    Smoking on MSK health

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  • Hot off the press! Congrats to @nicholson_md, editor of Orthopaedic Knowledge Update OKU Shoulder and Elbow! Enjoyed writing the Massive Rotator Cuff tears chapter with @Shoulder2LeanOn and @FLshoulderdoc. Get your copy today!

    Orthopaedic Knowledge Update

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  • “How to Build your Practice as a Young Surgeon” published in @AAOS1 Now. Proud to learn from fellow presenters Alex Vaccaro, MD, MBA, PhD and @DrAntoniaChen #AAOSNow #orthotwitter @mor_docs

    How to Build your Practice as a Young Surgeon

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  • First @AANAorg and @ASESmembers combined arthroscopic and open shoulder virtual course “in the books!” Great course with star-studded faculty from around the country. Thanks to the faculty for participating and thanks for the opportunity to lead the course with fellow master faculty and course directors Jeff Abrams, @Jsanchezsotelo, and Guido Marra. #orthotwitter @mor_docs

    AANA ASES

  • The American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists' Consensus Statement on Rehabilitation For Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

    Anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty is the gold standard shoulder replacement procedure for patients with an intact rotator cuff and sufficient glenoid bone to accommodate prosthetic glenoid implant and offers reliable patient satisfaction, excellent implant longevity, and a low incidence of complications.

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  • Dr. G featured on the “Lifestyle as Medicine” Podcast with Michael Ricchio

    In episode #3 Dr. Grant Garrigues, orthopedic surgeon for the Chicago Bulls and White Sox, discusses the compounding effect of injuries, the role of stretching and strength in prevention and how he manages his personal time.

    Staying active with an orthopedic surgeon

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  • Dr. Garrigues featured on the Lifestyle as Medicine Podcast with Michael Ricchio

  • Shared electric scooters are returning to Chicago streets

    Oh no, here we go again! Chicago scooters are back. Please be careful but if you do get injured, visit www.DrGshoulder.com @mor_docs #safetyfirst #scooters

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  • Surgical Treatment for Recurrent Shoulder Instability: Factors Influencing Surgeon Decision Making

    Just published in @JSESmedia! Glenoid bone loss influences surgical decision making for instability but glenoid track did not strongly influence. Great to work with former practice partner @JonathanRiboh who led this great group. @mor_docs

    Glenoid bone loss influences

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  • Dr. G discusses NSAIDs

  • Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 13 is on the shelves! Proud to edit the shoulder section with fantastic contributions from top shoulder specialists: Freehill, Singh, Gillespie, Riboh, Ricchetti, and Entezari. Great leadership as always from @parviziJavad. @aaosmembers @mor_docs. buy your copy today or discount for AAOS members:

    Orthopaedic Knowledge Update

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  • Contracture and transient receptor potential channel upregulation in the anterior glenohumeral joint capsule of patients with end-stage osteoarthritis

    Just published in @JSESmedia. Very excited to present work with top tendon and capsular biology researcher @DianneLittlePhD and team. The anterior capsule in shoulder arthritis is tight, inflamed and thickened. This has implications for the CAUSE of arthritis, implications for possible treatment of arthritis and stiffness. Stay tuned! @mor_docs

    During anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) for primary glenohumeral osteoarthritis (GHOA), the anterior shoulder joint capsule (ASJC) is characterized grossly by contracture, synovitis, and fibrosis. In tissues that develop fibrosis, there is substantial cross-talk between macrophages, fibroblasts, and myofibroblasts, modulated by calcium signaling and transient receptor potential (TRP) channel signaling.

    Myofibroblasts Capsule

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  • Salvage reverse total shoulder arthroplasty for failed anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty: a cohort analysis

    Just published in @JSESmedia great study with @FLshoulderdoc @AnthonyRomeoMD J Cancienne and @nicholson_md. Proud to be a part of it. Bottom line: Reverse TSA works as a salvage for failed anatomic, but not as good as primary. Conclusion: Get it right the first time!!! @MOR_docs

    Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) as a revision procedure for failed anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) is increasing in incidence. The purpose of this study was to analyze the results of RTSA as a revision salvage procedure for failed TSA and identify factors that influenced those outcomes.

    AltiVate Anatomic

    Image courtesy: www.djoglobal.com

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  • Influence of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty baseplate design on torque and compression relationship

    Just published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: influence of baseplate design on compression for reverse total shoulder. That great “bite” you feel with the DJO Global monoblock design is partly compression, partly friction of the baseplate on the reamed surface. Important for surgeons to know for that tactile “feel” during implantation.

    Influence of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty baseplate design on torque and compression relationship

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  • ASES Podcast – Episode 12 – COVID19 and Return to the Operating Room

    Proud to be a part of the @ASESmembers podcast on returning to the operating room in the COVID19 era. Enjoyed talking with hosts Peter Chalmers and @RachelFrankMD.

    In this episode of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Peter Chalmers and Dr. Rachel Frank conduct a roundtable interview on returning to work as surgeons after COVID19. Guests include Dr. Grant Garrigues of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago Illinois, Dr. Charles Jobin of Columbia University in New York City, and Dr. Reza Omid of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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  • Road to Recovery

    Video uploaded by a grateful patient. He sustained an arm wrestling injury with a humerus fracture and a radial nerve palsy. Successfully, treated by Dr. G with internal fixation and nerve exploration and some great work by the OT team and the patient himself to prevent stiffness. Great example of how the nerve takes time to recover but full recovery is the norm in healthy, young, nonsmokers!

  • Honored to comment on the work of @UConnHealthOSM ortho team in @ArthroscopyJ. Managing both rotator cuff tear biology and the mechanical environment are clearly the keys, and creative solutions like theirs will one day come to fruition.@mor_docs

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  • Dr. Garrigues moderates the ASES Fellow’s Core Curriculum Session: Failed Rotator Cuff Tears

    This series was designed to keep ASES Shoulder Surgery Fellows’ education progressing even during the COVID pandemic. Featuring top shoulder surgeons including ASES President Bill Levine (Columbia), Josh Dines (HSS), Vani Sabesan (Cleveland Clinic Florida), Ranjan Gupta (UC Irvine), and Gus Mazzocca (UConn).

  • Surgery, OT Restores Hand Function After Devastating Injury (Video)

    Her body was shattered and her left hand hung motionless after she was struck by a truck during a morning run near her neighborhood. Dr Garrigues and his team repaired her shoulder and used complex surgery and extensive rehab to help her regain the use of her lifeless hand.

    A Team of Orthopaedic Specialists in Her Corner

    Hufner needed reconstructive surgery to repair the severe break in her arm. “I’ve rarely seen an arm as damaged and swollen as Beth’s,” said Grant Garrigues, MD, a Duke orthopaedic shoulder surgeon who was recommended to Hufner by a trusted family friend. Dr. Garrigues knew Hufner was worried about how she would function in the future. “I assured Beth that our entire orthopaedic team was in her corner, and we would do everything possible to get her active quality of life back," he said.

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  • Telemedicine working well while office visits are limited because of the coronavirus pandemic

    Dr. Grant Garrigues Telemedicine

    Dr. Grant Garrigues of Hinsdale works with a patient during a recent telemedicine appointment.(Ann Pitcher/Ann Pitcher)

    Dr. Bahir Mansur, a longtime Clarendon Hills resident and a family practice physician, has sporadically used telemedicine in the past, but has been using it regularly since canceling most regular office visits because of the coronavirus pandemic, he said.

    Mansur, who is affiliated with MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and Rush Oak Park Hospital, said he has been doing about 10 telemedicine appointments each day.

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  • Dr. Garrigues on the role of telemedicine and urgent orthopaedic care during COVID-19

  • Dr. Grant Garrigues interview re: Covid-19

  • Bad to the Bones—6 Ways Smoking Affects Musculoskeletal Health

    www.rush.edu/health-wellness/discover-health/bad-bones
  • On the Cuff

    www.rush.edu/health-wellness/discover-health/cuff
  • Chicago’s new scooters: Dr. Grant Garrigues talks to NBC5

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o13iXTMwX8
  • Dr. Grant Garrigues interviewed at AAOS2019

    https://m.facebook.com/MidwestOrthopaedicsatRush/videos/1341014489369902/
  • The Weekend Warrior’s Shoulder: Orthopaedic Symposium 2014

  • Commentary on "Labeled white blood cell/bone marrow single-photon emission computed tomography with computed tomography fails in diagnosing chronic periprosthetic shoulder joint infection"

  • Grant E. Garrigues, MD, offering Novel Rotator Cuff Procedure

  • Duke Performs Novel Rotator Cuff Procedure

  • DVS Statistical Model Can Evaluate Pitching Mechanics and Injury Risk from Video

  • New Material to Repair a Common Joint Injury

  • Pressure to Play: Youth Baseball Injuries

  • Prevent Overuse Injuries in Baseball Pitchers

  • Surgeons Ignorant Of Orthopedic Implant Costs, Study Says

  • Few Docs Aware Of Implant Devices' Price Tags, Survey Finds

  • Most surgeons blind to implanted device costs

  • Survey: Doctors Have No Clue What Hip Replacements Cost