12 Orthopedic Surgeries for Professional Athletes

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Here are 12 orthopedic surgeons who recently performed surgery on professional baseball, basketball and soccer players.

Co-chief of sports medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery David Altchek, MD, performed season-ending elbow surgery on Atlanta Braves pitcher Gavin Floyd.


Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed elbow surgery on Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley to fix a torn flexor tendon.


John M. Crates, MD, preformed ankle surgery on Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland.


Robert Thompson, MD, is scheduled to perform season-ending surgery on St. Louis Cardinals' Jaime Garcia to counter thoracic outlet syndrome.


Chicago-based Anand Vora, MD, performed ankle surgery on Chicago Fire defender Gonzalo Segares to remove a bone spur.


Andrew D. Cooper, MD, performed knee surgery on Jordan Allen, a midfielder with Real Salt Lake.
Drew Dossett, MD, performed spinal fusion on Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison. He also recently performed spine surgery on Rangers slugger Prince Fielder.
Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed elbow surgery on Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez.


Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Founder James Andrews, MD, performed elbow surgery on Minnesota Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey to relieve pressure on the ulnar nerve. Dr. Andrews also performed elbow surgery on Los Angeles Angels pitcher Sean Burnett.


Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher underwent arthroscopic knee surgery performed by Dr. Andrews in June, who also performed UCL surgery on Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters. Dr. Andrwes also performed elbow surgery on Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Luke Putkonen.


Martin O'Malley, MD, performed ankle surgeries on Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams.

Thomas Mehlhoff, MD, performed elbow surgery on Houston Astros right handed pitcher Jose Cisnero.


Keith Meister, MD, performed elbow surgery on Texas Rangers left-handed pitcher Martin Perez.


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