Dr. Keith Meister schedules Angels reliever for Tommy John surgery: 3 details

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Keith Meister, MD, is scheduled to operate on Los Angeles Angels reliever Justin Anderson July 22 in Texas, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Three things to know:

1. Dr. Meister will perform Tommy John surgery to repair Mr. Anderson's torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

2. Dr. Meister will reinforce Mr. Anderson's elbow tissue with a muscle, as opposed to replacing the torn ligament with a tendon from elsewhere in the body.

3. Dr. Meister is an orthopedic surgeon and the director of Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine & Orthopedics in Arlington. He also serves as head team physician for the Texas Rangers.

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