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Dr. Robert Watkins performs spinal disc surgery on Houston Texans' J.J. Watt: 4 notes Featured

Written by  Eric Oliver | Monday, 03 October 2016 00:00
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Robert Watkins, MD, performed a spinal disc surgery on Houston Texans' star defensive lineman J.J. Watt, NFL.com reports.

Here's what you need to know.

 

1. After having two spine surgeries during the offseason on the same disc, Mr. Watt needed a third surgery to correct the issue. Mr. Watt attempted to play earlier in the season, but was feeling uncharacteristic. He sought medical attention and physicians advised him to undergo a revisionary discectomy.

 

2. Dr. Watkins, of California-based Watkins Spine, is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon. He has extensive experience in spine surgery and in treating athletes.

 

3. Dr. Watkins has authored several textbooks and articles on spine surgery.

 

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