Dr. Keith Meister operates on Baltimore Orioles pitcher


Keith Meister, MD, successfully performed elbow surgery on Baltimore Orioles pitcher Tyler Wells, according to a June 17 report by Fox 45 News.

The procedure, performed June 17, was a right elbow revision ulnar collateral ligament surgery with UCL repair and internal brace augmentation.

The surgery is an alternative to Tommy John surgery, which has a recovery time of approximately 18 months.

Mr. Wells will miss the remainder of the 2024 MLB season, but will likely have a shorter recovery time compared to a Tommy John procedure. Mr. Wells had Tommy John surgery in 2019.

Dr. Meister is the director of sports medicine at the Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery in Arlington and is the head team physician for the Texas Rangers.

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