Tiger Woods, Whoopi Goldberg and more: 6 high-profile spine, orthopedic surgeries in 2021


From sports stars to television hosts, here are six high-profile cases that caught the attention of Becker's readers so far in 2021.

1. Robert Anderson, MD, repaired the torn plantar plate in the toe of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

2. Neal ElAttrache, MD, operated on former Clemson (S.C.) University quarterback Trevor Lawrence's left labrum.

3. Tiger Woods was treated by orthopedic trauma surgeons at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after sustaining injuries in a car accident.

4. Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, operated on daytime television host Whoopi Goldberg at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery after a sciatica flare up.

5. Dr. ElAttrache operated on UFC lightweight Conor McGregor's leg.

6. Joshua Campbell, MD, performed a knee replacement surgery on House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland.

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