John A Grant, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
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John A Grant, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Clinical Associate Professor
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  • Research Overview
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  • About

    John A. Grant, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Dip. Sport Med., is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon whose practice includes sports medicine and shoulder surgery with a focus on complex knee and cartilage/joint preservation surgery. He completed his PhD in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre. This was followed by medical school and orthopaedic residency at the University of Calgary. He then came south across the border to undertake a clinical fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine and shoulder surgery, as well as a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan. Following two years of elective sports medicine practice in Canada with an appointment as an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University, he returned to join the Orthopaedic Surgery faculty at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor. In 2013, he was the Canadian Orthopaedic Association’s representative for the North American Travelling Fellowship (NATF). He is the Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Eastern Michigan University Athletics and a Team Physician for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program based in Plymouth, MI. He is a member of multiple committees within the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), as well as the Director of Orthopaedic Resident Education for the Sports Medicine and Shoulder service at the University of Michigan. His research interests focus on the management and outcomes associated with both cartilage and multi-ligamentous injury of the knee as well as the optimization of rehabilitation following orthopaedic sports medicine procedures.

    Research Overview

    Cartilage repair and restoration
    Clinical decision-making in the treatment of multi-ligamentous and other complex knee injuries
    Optimizing pre- and post-operative rehabilitation of the knee

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    • Journal Article
      Clinical and Research Follow-Up for Knee Cartilage Injuries – An International Consensus Statement
      Prado IP, Hurley ET, Danilkowicz RM, Bedi A, Golant A, Grant JA, Hughes AJ, McNicholas M, Salzler M, Savage-Elliott I, Krych AJ, Group IKCICS. Journal of Cartilage & Joint Preservation, 2024 May; 100192 DOI:10.1016/j.jcjp.2024.100192
    • Journal Article
      Orthostatic vital signs after sport related concussion: a cohort study.
      Sas AR, Popovich MJ, Gillenkirk A, Greer C, Grant JA, Almeida A, Ichesco IK, Lorincz MT, Eckner JT.
    • Presentation
      Combined Medial-Sided Knee Injuries: What Techniques are Best for Repair and Reconstruction
      Grant J. 2024 Feb 12;
    • Presentation
      Complex Knee Dislocation Cases
      Grant J. 2024 Jan 15;
    • Journal Article
      Arthroscopy Association of Canada Position Statement on Opioid Prescription After Arthroscopic Surgery.
      Nucci N, Degen R, Ekhtiari S, Gazendam A, Ayeni OR, Horner N, Wong I, Woodmass J, Grant J, Sheehan B, Pickell M, Kopka M, Khan M, Martin R, Tucker A, Sommerfeldt M, Gusnowski E, Rousseau-Saine A, Lebel M-E, Karpyshyn J, Matache B, Carroll M, Da Cunha R, Kwapisz A, Martin RK. Orthop J Sports Med, 2023 Dec; 11 (12): 23259671231214700 DOI:10.1177/23259671231214700
      PMID: 38145216
    • Journal Article
      Cartilage thickness mismatches in patellar osteochondral allograft transplants affect local cartilage stresses.
      Rosario R, Arruda EM, Grant JA, Coleman RM. J Orthop Res, 2023 Nov; 41 (11): 2372 - 2383. DOI:10.1002/jor.25569
      PMID: 37031360
    • Journal Article
      Factors Associated With Humeral Avulsion of Glenohumeral Ligament Lesions in Patients With Anterior Shoulder Instability: An Analysis of the MOON Shoulder Instability Cohort.
      Freshman RD, Zhang AL, Benjamin Ma C, Feeley BT, Ortiz S, Patel J, Dunn W, Wolf BR, Hettrich C, Lansdown D, MOON Shoulder Group collaborators , Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Bollier MJ, Brophy RH, Bravman JT, Cox CL, Cvetanovich GL, Grant JA, Frank RM, Jones GL, Kuhn JE, Mair SD, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Miller BS, Seidl AJ, Smith MV, Wright RW. Orthop J Sports Med, 2023 Oct; 11 (10): 23259671231206757 DOI:10.1177/23259671231206757
      PMID: 37900861
    • Presentation
      Meniscus Tears: Anatomy and Treatment Options
      Grant JA. 2023 Oct;