Dr. Steven Shin performs season ending surgery on Giants' pitcher Mark Melancon: 4 key notes

Written by  Mackenzie Garrity | Monday, 11 September 2017 17:16
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Giants' pitcher Mark Melancon's season will come to an end after Steven Shin, MD, performs pronator release surgery on the injured athlete, according to the MLB.

Here are four key notes:


1. Dr. Shin will perform surgery to alleviate chronic compression of a muscle in Mr. Melancon's right forearm.


2. Mr. Melancon has suffered the chronic compression all season. He could begin throwing in six to eight weeks and is expected to return by spring training.


3. Dr. Shin is an orthopedic surgeon and director of hand surgery at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.


4. Dr. Shin serves as a team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Clippers.


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