Dr. Neal ElAttrache operates on Thunder's Russel Westbrook despite previous stem cell injections

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russel Westbrook plans for a four-week timetable to return following arthroscopic knee surgery by Neal ElAttrache, MD, according to Thunder Wire.

Here's what you need to know:

1. Mr. Westbrook previously had plasma injected into his left knee before the start of last season.

2. Mr. Westbrook chose to undergo surgery now instead of later in the season.

3. Dr. ElAttrache is an orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. He is the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation board chairman and program director for the Kerlan-Jobe fellowship. He is the president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

4. Dr. ElAttrache is the head team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams. He is also an orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and PGA Tour.

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