Dr. James Andrews performs knee surgery on Chiefs' Jamaal Charles — 5 key points

Mary Rechtoris -   Print  |

James Andrews, MD, performed arthroscopic knee surgery on the Kansas City Chiefs' running back Jamaal Charles, according to ESPN.

Here are five key points:


1. Mr. Charles injured his right knee's anterior cruciate ligament during a game in October 2015.


2. Dr. Andrews is a founding member of Birmingham, Ala.-based Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and a co-founder of American Sports Medicine Institute, a nonprofit institute that focuses on injury prevention as well as orthopedic and sports medicine education and research.


3. He earned his medical degree from Baton Rouge-based Louisiana State University School of Medicine.


4. Following medical school, he completed his residency at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans.


5. Dr. James Andrews completed fellowships at Charlottesville-based University of Virginia Medical School and University of Lyon in France.


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