Hospital for Special Surgery's David Altchek, MD, performed shoulder surgery on New York Mets pitcher Tim Byrdak to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder.
Professional football player Bill Nagy, who was signed by the Dallas Cowboys and is now on the waivered/injured list, underwent ankle surgery performed by OrthoCarolina's Robert Anderson, MD, in Charlotte, N.C.
Founder of Andrews Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine James Andrews, MD, performed knee surgery on Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas.
Dr. Andrews also performed arthroscopic surgery to remove loose cartilage from Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson's left knee.
Blue Jay's pitcher Dustin McGowan underwent exploratory shoulder surgery performed by Dr. Andrews to determine the extent of the damage.
Drew Hutchinson, a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, underwent elbow surgery performed by Dr. Andrews after spraining an elbow ligament.
Northwestern Orthopaedic Institute's Mark Bowen, MD, and Gordon Nuber, MD, performed arthroscopic knee surgery on Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, who is expected to return for the season opener.
Sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon with Allina Health in Edina, Minn., Dan Buss, MD, performed elbow surgery on Minnesota Twins pitcher Alex Wimmers.
Neal ElAttrache, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, performed knee surgery on New Orleans Hornets center Robin Lopez.
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton underwent season-ending hip surgery performed by James Gunuario, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo.
Gary Lourie, MD, a surgeon with Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, performed hand surgery on Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Diaz to remove splinters form his right thumb.
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros underwent foot surgery performed by Steve Raikin, MD, of Rothman Institute, to repair a torn Achilles tendon.
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