14 surgeons treating professional athletes — April 2018

Written by Laura Dyrda | May 06, 2018 | Print  |
Here are 14 orthopedic and spine surgeons that treated professional athletes in April 2018.
Jurij Bilyk, MD, and Howard Krein, MD, repaired the fractured orbital bone of Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid.
Rick Wright, MD, Matt Matava, MD, and Matt Smith, MD, performed ACL repair surgery on St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson. The trio also performed reconstructive shoulder surgery on St. Louis Blues' leading scorer Vladimir Tarasenko.
Robert Watkins III, MD, performed herniated disc repair surgery for Ottawa Senators forward Marian Gabornik April 5 at the Marina del Rey, Calif.-based Marina Spine Center.
Thomas DiLiberti, MD, repaired the broken hamate bone in the left hand of Texas Rangers' Delino DeShields.
Joshua Hackel, MD, injected regenerative stem cells into the forearm of San Francisco Giants pitcher Mark Melancon.
Doug Carlan, MD, will repair the torn ligament in the right thumb of Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier.
David Altchek, MD, repaired the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament of New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud.
Martin O'Malley, MD, repaired the left foot of Minnesota Timberwolves rookie center Justin Patton for the second time in nine months.
Neal ElAttrache, MD, repaired the torn ulnar collateral ligament of Los Angeles Angels pitcher JC Ramirez.
Riley Williams III, MD, performed a minimally invasive meniscus debridement procedure on Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City on April 24.
William Meyers, MD, performed a core-muscle surgery on Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee.

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