Here are 11 spine and orthopedic surgeons who performed surgery on professional athletes in 2020:
Bradford Currier, MD, performed spine surgery to repair a herniated disc in the back of Pittsburgh Penguins' forward Nick Bjugstad.
Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was operated on by Neal ElAttrache, MD, to deal with a recurring arm injury.
Michelle Carlson, MD, performed surgery to repair a ruptured scapholunate ligament in the right wrist of Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanović.
Daniel Worrel, MD, repaired a torn labrum in the right shoulder of Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson.
David Altchek, MD, performed Tommy John surgery on New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard.
Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun was operated on by Steven Wiener, MD, to stabilize a fractured jaw.
Riley Williams III, MD, performed arthroscopic surgery on Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving to repair a right shoulder impingement.
Cleveland Indians ace Mike Clevinger was operated on by Timothy Kremchek, MD, to repair a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee.
William Meyers, MD, repaired a core muscle injury on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Andrew Dossett, MD, performed spine surgery on New York Yankees left-handed pitcher James Paxton.
Robert Anderson, MD, repaired the torn right Achilles tendon of Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell.