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10 Recent Orthopedic Surgeries for Elite Athletes Featured

By  Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 14 February 2013 15:06
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Here are 10 recent orthopedic surgeries for elite athletes and the surgeons who performed them.
James Andrews, MD, performed knee surgery on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan to remove loose cartilage from an exposed bone.

Dr. Andrews also performed knee surgery on Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo to repair an ACL tear.

Co-chief of sports medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center Jonathan L. Glashow, MD, performed knee surgery on Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Jason Richardson to repair cartilage in his left knee.

Seattle Seahawks team physician Edward Khalfayan, MD, performed elbow surgery on right tackle Breno Giacomini.

Marc J. Philippon, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with The Steadman Clinic, performed hip surgery on golfer Blake Adams to repair a torn labrum while also removing bone spurs and a cyst.

Milwaukee Brewers team physician William Raasch, MD, performed knee surgery on pitcher Eric Arnett to repair a torn ACL.

Steven Raikin, MD
, performed foot surgery on Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell, who broke the first metatarsal in his left foot during play.

Atlanta Hawks team physician Ashok Reddy, MD, assisted James Andrews, MD, in performing knee surgery for Hawks guard Lou Williams to repair an ACL tear.

US Ski team physician William Sterett, MD, performed knee surgery on Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn who tore her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments during competition.

Spine surgeon Robert Watkins, MD, performed a microscopic lumbar discectomy surgery on Shaun Cody, Houston Texans defensive tackle, for a lumbar disc herniation.

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