Dr. Neal ElAttrache performs minor arthroscopic knee surgery on 76ers' Joel Embiid: 3 insights into the process

Written by Eric Oliver | March 27, 2017 | Print  |

Neal ElAttrache, MD, of the Los Angeles-based Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, performed a minor arthroscopic surgery on Philadelphia 76ers' center Joel Embiid.

Here are three things to know about the process:


1.. Dr. ElAttrache expects Mr. Embiid will transition to full weight-bearing in approximately two weeks. He will then enter into a conservative rehabilitation process.


2. Jonathan Glashow, MD, CMO of the 76ers, and head physician Christopher Dodson, MD, assisted Dr. ElAttrache.


3. Bryan Colangelo said, president of basketball operations for the 76ers, "Joel, his representatives and our medical staff conducted extensive research based on prioritizing the best possible treatment and recovery outcome for Joel's knee injury resulting in today's procedure by Dr. ElAttrache. We are very pleased with his post-surgical assessment and forecast for a healthy return to basketball activity."


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