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16 Orthopedic Surgeons Treating Professional Athletes

Written by  Laura Miller | Friday, 28 January 2011 15:18
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Here are 16 orthopedic surgeons who recently treated professional athletes.


James Andrews, MD, of the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala., performed knee surgery on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens for torn cartilage in his left knee.

Tom Clanton, MD, team physician for the Houston Rockets, performed ankle surgery on Rockets player Yao Ming to repair a stress fracture.

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physicians Mark Cohen, MD, and John Fernandez, MD, performed surgery on Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah for a torn ligament in his thumb.

Rothman Institute's Peter DeLuca, MD, performed surgery on Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen for a ruptured patellar tendon.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy received a platelet-rich plasma injection for a hamstring strain from Neal ElAttrache, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

Deji Karim, running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, underwent successful hand surgery for a ruptured ligament in his right thumb at the Jacksonville (Fla.) Orthopaedic Institute.

David Karli, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at The Steadman Clinic, treated pain in Denver Nuggets' Kenyon Martin's left patella tendon with platelet-rich plasma injections.

New York Giants player Osi Umenyiora received hip surgery performed by Brian Kelly, MD, at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Earlier in the season, he received consultation for his torn labrum from Marc Philippon, MD, of The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo.

Ed Khalfayan, MD, and Mike McAdam, MD, team physicians for the Seattle Seahawks, recently performed arthroscopic surgery on both Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu's knees at the Seattle Surgery Center.

Steve Lombardo, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, performed surgery on Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes for torn cartilage in his right knee.

Richard Parker, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic and head team physician of the Cleveland Cavaliers, examined Cavaliers players Daniel Gibson for a left ankle sprain and Anderson Varejao for a right foot injury.

Dallas Mavericks player Caron Butler received surgery for a ruptured right patellar tendon performed by Tarek Souryal, MD, of Texas Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Group.

George Theodore, MD, team physician for the New England Patriots, performed foot surgery on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for a stress fracture in his right foot.

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