Dr. James Andrews performed knee surgery on Chiefs' Justin Houston in February: 5 points

Written by Anuja Vaidya | March 24, 2016 | Print  |

James Andrews, MD, performed ACL surgery on Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston in February, according to a report by The Duncan Independent.

Here are five points:

 

1. Mr. Houston could be sidelined in 2016 as rehab for the ACL procedure is typically six and 12 months.

 

2. Mr. Houston's ACL wasn't torn but it "wasn't functioning the way it should."

 

3. Dr. Andrews is the founder of the Andrews Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He is president and chairman of the board of the Andrews Research and Education Foundation dedicated to prevention, education and research at the Andrews Institute.

 

4. Dr. Andrews is working with the Children's Medical Center Plano (Texas) to create the Children's Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

 

5. He also collaborated with a former associate editor at Sports Illustrated to write "Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them, for Athletes, Parents and Coaches — Based on My Life in Sports Medicine."

 

More articles on orthopedics:
Dr. James Andrews to perform knee surgery on Philadelphia 76ers' Jahlil Okafor: 5 notes
Dr. Larry Watson to perform knee surgery on Columbus Blue Jackets Curtis McElhinney: 4 points
Dr. Robert Anderson performs ankle surgery on Cleveland Browns' Joe Haden: 5 things to know

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