Dr. Neal ElAttrache completes 1 elbow surgery, plans another for MLB pitchers

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Neal ElAttrache, MD, had two operations scheduled for Major League Baseball pitchers a week apart.

On March 23, he operated on Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Blake Cederlind's right elbow, according to the MLB. Mr. Cederlind is looking at 14 to 16 months of recovery. Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Mr. Cederlind was "upbeat" and "encouraged" after the surgery.

Dr. ElAttrache is also slated to operate on San Francisco Giants pitcher Dedniel Nunez on March 30, according to a tweet from MLB reporter Maria Guardado. Mr. Nunez will have surgery for a right elbow strain at Los Angeles-based Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic.

Dr. ElAttrache is an orthopedic surgeon, the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation board chair and program director for the Kerlan-Jobe Sports Medicine Fellowship.

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