Dr. David Altchek operates on Braves' Freddie Freeman — 4 insights

Written by Eric Oliver | October 18, 2019 | Print  |

David Altchek, MD, performed an arthroscopic surgery on the right shoulder of Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, MLB.com reports.

What you should know:

1. Dr. Altchek removed three fragmented loose bodies from Mr. Freeman's shoulder and cleaned multiple bone spur formations.

2. The Braves believe Mr. Freeman will be recovered for the beginning of the 2020 season.
3. Dr. Altchek is an orthopedic surgeon and co-chief emeritus of New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery's sports medicine and shoulder services.
4. Dr. Altchek also is the New York Mets' medical director and a consultant for the NBA.

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