Here are eight orthopedic surgeons that treated professional athletes in December.
Robert Watkins, MD, operated on Wizards center Dwight Howard's lower back.
James Andrews, MD, examined Detroit Tigers Michael Fulmer's right knee Dec. 5, a little over two months after performing surgery on the pitcher's meniscus.
Jay Jagannathan, MD, removed a spinal cord tumor from internationally-renowned power lifter Floyd Givens.
Benjamin Domb, MD, repaired Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones' left pectoral muscle.
Jeffrey Yao, MD, performed surgery on Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas' left thumb.
William Workman, MD, surgically repaired the left shoulder of Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman.
F. Harlan Selesnick, MD, performed surgery on Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic's right knee Dec. 19.
Robert Anderson, MD, performed season-ending surgery on Washington Wizards point guard John Wall's left heel.