In depth conversation with orthopaedic surgeon Dr. John Grant, Head Team Physician for Eastern Michigan University Athletics and the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. Dr. Grant talks about his experience in managing common hockey injuries and the players.
Dr. Grant obtained his PhD in Kinesiology with a specialization in Bone & Joint Health from the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre under the mentorship of Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi and Dr. Ron Zernicke. He then attended the University of Calgary Medical School and completed residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Calgary in 2010.
Dr. Grant completed sub-specialty training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Michigan. This fellowship covered a wide range of sports medicine and shoulder surgery from cartilage and ligament injuries in children & adolescents, through adult knee ligament reconstruction & shoulder instability management, to rotator cuff tears and shoulder replacement in older adults. Care of the elite athlete involved the University of Michigan Wolverines and Eastern Michigan University athletic teams. Particular time was spent with the NCAA Division I football programs at both universities and Michigan’s women’s gymnastics team.
Dr. Grant specializes in all disorders of the shoulder, including rotator cuff repairs, shoulder replacements, shoulder instability and other sports related injuries. His practice also includes ligamentous injuries of the knee (ACL, LCL, PCL and MCL), meniscal injuries, knee realignment procedures and other sports related injuries.
He is a former Associate Physician with the Saint John Seadogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and is currently the Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Eastern Michigan University Athletics and a Consultant to the University of Michigan Athletics Department.
Dr. Grant’s research interests include clinical decision making in sports injuries of the knee and shoulder, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation of the knee and shoulder, prevention of sports-related injuries.
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