41 of the biggest orthopedic surgeries for pro athletes so for in 2018

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | July 18, 2018 | Print  |

Here are 41 of the biggest orthopedic surgeries for professional athletes so for in 2018 broken down by sport.

Baseball
Neal ElAttrache, MD, repaired the damaged ulnar collateral ligament in the right elbow of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards.

Keith Meister, MD, performed an arthroscopic debridement and bursectomy on the right shoulder of Cleveland Indians' pitcher Danny Salazar.

David Altchek, MD, repaired the labrum and anterior capsule in the shoulder of Boston Red Sox pitcher Carson Smith.

Anthony Romeo, MD, repaired the strained right lat of St. Louis Cardinals' pitcher Alex Reyes.

Christopher Ahmad, MD, repaired the torn ulnar collateral ligament of New York Yankees' pitcher Jordan Montgomery.

Steve Shin, MD, performed a pair of forearm-related procedures on Los Angeles Angels' pitcher Matt Shoemaker.

Neal ElAttrache, MD, repaired the damaged ulnar collateral ligament of Los Angeles Angels' pitcher Blake Wood.

Neal ElAttrache, MD, repaired multiple structures in the right shoulder of Milwaukee Brewers' catcher Stephen Vogt.

Robert Anderson, MD, performed an arthroscopic surgery on the left ankle of Washington Nationals' outfielder Adam Eaton to diagnose and treat an issue.

James Andrews, MD, repaired the torn labrum of Minnesota Twins shortstop Wander Javier.

Donald Sheridan, MD, repaired the torn ulnar collateral ligament in the left thumb of Milwaukee Brewers' first baseman Eric Thames.

Neal ElAttrache, MD, repaired the torn ulnar collateral ligament of Boston Red Sox pitcher Jay Groome.

Neal ElAttrache, MD, repaired Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager's torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Neal ElAttrache, MD, repaired the torn ulnar collateral ligament of Los Angeles Angels pitcher JC Ramirez.

David Altchek, MD, repaired the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament of New York Mets' catcher Travis d'Arnaud.

Doug Carlan, MD, repaired the torn ligament in the right thumb of Tampa Bay Rays' outfielder Kevin Kiermaier.

Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed Tommy Johns surgery on Oakland A's pitching prospect A.J. Puk.

James Andrews, MD, repaired the torn ulnar collateral ligament of Atlanta Braves pitcher Jacob "The Strikeout Factory" Lindgren.

James Andrews, MD, repaired the torn ulnar collateral ligament of Seattle Mariners' pitcher David Phelps.

Keith Meister, MD, repaired the torn ulnar collateral ligament of Oakland Athletics' pitcher Jharel Cotton in late March.

Keith Meister, MD, performed Tommy John surgery on Cleveland Indians' prospect Julian Merryweather.

Simon Lee, MD, repaired the ruptured left Achilles tendon of Chicago White Sox prospect Jake Burger.

Lee Kaplan, MD, performed an arthroscopic surgery on the right knee of Seattle Mariners' top prospect Kyle Lewis.

James Andrews, MD, performed Tommy John surgery on Detroit Tigers' prospect Bryan Garcia.

Chris Yeung, MD, performed spine surgery on Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Daniel Nava

Basketball
Neal ElAttrache, MD, operated on Oklahoma City Thunder guard and forward Andre Roberson.

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Asif Ilyas, MD, successfully performed surgery to repair the extensor tendon in Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington's left middle finger.

William Meyers, MD, performed a core-muscle surgery on Denver Nuggets' center Mason Plumlee.

Riley Williams, MD, performed a minimally invasive meniscus debridement procedure on Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Martin O'Malley, MD, repaired the left foot of Minnesota Timberwolves rookie center Justin Patton for the second time in nine months.

Jurij Bilyk, MD, and Howard Krein, MD, repaired the fractured orbital bone of Philadelphia 76ers' center Joel Embiid.

Bryan Kelly, MD, performed arthroscopic hip surgery on Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Diane Dahm, MD, repaired the torn meniscus in the right knee of Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler.

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery's Answorth Allen, MD, performed an arthroscopic stabilization surgery on the right shoulder of New York Knicks' guard Ron Baker.

Hockey
Thomas DiLiberti, MD, repaired the broken hamate bone in the left hand of Texas Rangers' Delino DeShields.

Rick Wright, MD, Matt Matava, MD, and Matt Smith, MD, performed reconstructive surgery on the left shoulder of St. Louis Blues leading scorer Vladimir Tarasenko.

Bryan Kelly, MD, repaired New York Rangers Kevin Shattenkirk’s torn meniscus at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.

Football
Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Jordan Taylor underwent surgery performed by Marc Philippon, MD.

Neal ElAttrache, MD, operated on Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian’s left shoulder.

Wrestling/Boxing
Neal ElAttrache, MD, repaired the right shoulder of lightweight world champion boxer Vasyl Lomachenko.

Joseph Maroon, MD, performed minimally invasive neck surgery on World Wrestling Entertainment champion Jason Jordan.

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