Los Angeles Times NFL Columnist Sam Farmer in conversation with Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Neal ElAttrache, MD. (February 2022)
Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic discusses Rotator Cuff injuries. A common injury plagueing both elite and everyday athletes. (June 2014)
Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic discusses Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries. A common injury plaguing both elite and everyday athletes. (January 2014)
Max Scherzer claims severity of pitcher injuries has increased due to pitch clock, cites famed doctors
“Not everyone is a fan and future Hall of Famer Max Scherzer says that the clock is causing more severe pitcher injuries, citing renowned surgeons Dr. Keith Meister and Dr. Neal ElAttrache.”
QB Deshaun Watson to miss rest of season for Cleveland Browns with shoulder injury
“The team consulted with noted shoulder specialist Dr. Neal ElAttrache before determining its course of action.”
Dr. Neal ElAttrache Worked His Magic on Aaron Rodgers- 6 Other Athletes He Has Healed in 2023
“But, in stepped Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the super surgeon, and things were seemingly a bit brighter for the QB.”
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw has shoulder surgery, hopes to play
“The 35-year-old wrote in a social media post that the surgery with Dodgers head team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache was to repair the glenohumeral ligaments and his shoulder capsule.”
Jon Jones addresses 'very sad situation' of UFC 295 injury withdrawal, apologizes to Stipe Miocic
“I want to thank the UFC for getting me into one of the best doctors in the country, Dr. Neal ElAttrache.”
Jim Irsay says NFL 'admits' incorrect calls in Colts' loss
“A source told ESPN the surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the same surgeon who performed Achilles tendon repairs on late NBA great Kobe Bryant and New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers.”
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Twins DH Byron Buxton has knee surgery; Alex Kirilloff set for shoulder surgery
“Buxton consulted with Twins medical director Dr. Chris Camp and Los Angeles Dodgers team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache, among others; they thought the surgery was necessary.”
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Phoenix Suns guard Damion Lee undergoes successful knee surgery on right meniscus
“Phoenix Suns wing Damion Lee underwent successful knee surgery on his right meniscus Wednesday in Los Angeles, the team announced. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the surgery.”
When can Cam Rising return? Utah QB’s surgeon explains complex recovery from knee injury
“Dr. Neal ElAttrache, considered one of the premier orthopedic knee surgeons in the country, performed the surgery on Rising on Jan. 16.”
Manny Machado undergoes tendon surgery, Padres say
“The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles, the Padres said, and the expected recovery time is anywhere between four and six months, so he should be a full participant in spring training next year.”
Shohei Ohtani has elbow procedure, expects to play next year and pitch in 2025
“The surgery was performed at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who had performed Ohtani’s 2018 UCL reconstruction, also known as Tommy John surgery.”
Who is Dr. ElAttrache, the surgeon who operated on Aaron Rodgers, Kobe Bryant and Tom Brady? Find out more
“What do NFL legends Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers and NBA great Kobe Bryant have in common? Apart from leaving a massive mark in the world of sports, they were all operated on by surgeon Neal ElAttrache.”
Jets QB Aaron Rodgers says surgery for torn Achilles 'went great'
“The four-time NFL MVP posted a photo and statement in an Instagram story the day after his surgery, which he said was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache…”
Cam Rising’s return to game action is not up to Utah, but to his LA surgeon
“From Whittingham’s comments on Monday, it appears that the ‘ultimate’ decision on the senior’s return to action rests not with Utah’s medical staff, but with Rising’s ACL surgeon, Dr. Neal ElAttrache.”
A 2nd Tommy John rehab could be tougher for Angels' Shohei Ohtani. But it's not a given
“Now 29, Ohtani had Tommy John surgery on Oct. 1, 2018, performed by Los Angeles Dodgers head team physician Neal ElAttrache.”
Dodgers Roster: Tyson Miller Claimed Off Waivers, Tony Gonsolin Transferred To 60-Day Injured List
“Dr. Neal ElAttrache recently examined Gonsolin’s balky elbow, and although Roberts didn’t yet have specifics of a diagnosis, he revealed surgery is a possibility.”
Angels Shohei Ohtani at DH vs. Mets; Phil Nevin details injury
“Now 29, Ohtani had Tommy John surgery on Oct. 1, 2018, performed by Los Angeles Dodgers head team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache. ”
Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Experimenting With Changeup
“The Dodgers retained optimism that Kershaw would return after the All-Star break, but that was ruled out after he underwent an MRI on his shoulder and Dr. Neal ElAttrache recommended more time for rest.”
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Dr. Neal ElAttrache performs shoulder surgery on Oakland Athletics pitcher
“Neal ElAttrache, MD, operated on James Kaprielian, a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, Aug. 2 at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.”
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Jamahal Hill chooses orthopedic surgeon who repaired Kobe Bryant's ruptured Achilles tendon
“A key part of Hill’s journey is choosing who will repair his injury, and he has selected orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache…”
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Phillies Andrew Painter underwent testing after feeling ‘elbow discomfort’
“The Phillies consulted multiple doctors — including orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache — and came to the conclusion that Painter did not need ...”
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Pirates pitcher Vince Velasquez has season-ending surgery on ligament in right elbow
“Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the procedure, which Tomczyk described as a blend between a full reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament and a repair.”
Meet the North Texas Maestro of Tommy John Surgery
“…Neal ElAttrache, is among the most sought-after orthopedic surgeons in pro sports, especially when it comes to elbow reconstruction, better known in baseball as Tommy John surgery.
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Daniel Espino, Guardians' top pitching prospect, out a year
“The Guardians said Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the surgery on Tuesday in Los Angeles to repair an anterior capsule in the 22-year-old Espino's shoulder.”
Bengals' La'el Collins feels 'great' but no timetable for return
“Collins said he underwent surgery in January at the hands of Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the famed surgeon who also repaired torn ligaments in Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow’s left knee.”
Chidobe Awuzie’s ACL rehab has him on track to return for season opener
“Bengals cornerback Chidobe Awuzie underwent surgery on his right knee in mid-November as Dr. Neal ElAttrache repaired Awuzie’s torn anterior cruciate ligament.”
The Masters: What Brooks Koepka has in common with Kobe Bryant and Tom Brady
“Neal ElAttrache, a renowned American orthopedic surgeon and the physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams, performed Koepka's surgery after the Jupiter golfer shattered his kneecap.”
Houston Astros Starter McCullers Jr. Provides Update on Elbow Soreness
“Following an MRI performed a week later, Dr. Neal ElAttrache -- who performed the right-handers' Tommy John surgery in 2019 -- confirmed the diagnosis of a strained forearm muscle.”
Chargers Draft Target Receives Encouraging Medical Update
“He had surgery from Dr. Neal ElAttrache last season, was full go in Mobile, then took a similar hit to what originally caused it.”
Dr. Neal ElAttrache to perform knee surgery on Los Angeles Dodgers' infielder
“Neal ElAttrache, MD, is set to perform knee surgery on Gavin Lux, a shortstop for Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers.”
Buehler’s experience with the climb has him positive and prepared for what’s ahead
“I rehabbed in 12 months to the day the first time, and in talking to Dr. Neal ElAttrache and kind of what actually was going on in my elbow, I don’t think it’s unrealistic.”
Yankees’ Frankie Montas could be back by August after shoulder surgery
“Montas had his labrum ‘cleaned up’ during the procedure, according to manager Aaron Boone, but Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the surgery, did not have to touch the right-hander’s rotator cuff.”
Dr. Neal ElAttrache performs knee surgery on Cincinnati Bengals player
“Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed knee surgery on Jonah Williams, an offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League.“
Bengals’ Jonah Williams, Joseph Ossai undergo offseason surgeries
“The procedure was done by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the same doctor who surgically repaired Joe Burrow's torn ACL back in 2020.”
Yankees’ Frankie Montas could miss 2023 season with shoulder surgery
“After another shutdown, he consulted noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who cleared him to start throwing again…”
Utah Utes QB Cam Rising reveals injury. Will he be ready for the 2023 season?
“Rising said his surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who has performed ACL surgeries on many high-profile athletes in the country…”
Medically speaking, Patrick Mahomes’ injured ankle swells optimism for Chiefs vs. Bengals
“Dr. Neal ElAttrache, team physician for the Rams, said it’s increasingly common to surgically repair high-ankle sprains.”
Cubs Sign Hard-Throwing RHP Jordan Holloway to Minors Deal
“That issue was alleviated by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache in September and Holloway should be at a full go when camp opens.”
MLB insider details Bryce Harper’s injury, when Philadelphia Phillies star will return in 2023
“On Nov. 23, the club announced that Harper underwent Tommy John surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.”
Sources: Odell Beckham Jr. hopes to sign by end of November
“Beckham also is nearly ready to play, as Dr. Neal ElAttrache -- the doctor who performed the surgery on his injured knee -- is prepared to clear him for all activities.”
Wolverines QB Cade McNamara ready to return 'better than ever' after leg surgery
“McNamara credits Dr. Neal ElAttrache, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.”
Phillies slugger Harper to get elbow checked next week
“Harper, who turned 30 in October, will meet with prominent orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday to have his torn ulnar collateral ligament examined.”
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Dodgers News: Blake Treinen Could Be Heading Toward Surgery
“When Treinen was talking about miracles two months ago, he said team physican Dr. Neal ElAttrache had originally said his torn shoulder capsule would require season-ending surgery.”
Tom Brady makes best (drive) of bad situation in Tampa’s comeback win over Rams
“And then there was Rams team physician Neal ElAttrache, who was walking from the visitors sideline when Brady threw that record-breaking pass…”
Finneas Reveals He Is Recovering From Surgery After Severe Electric Bike Accident: ‘I’m Feeling Great’
“I want to give an enormous thank you to Dr. Brian Lee who performed the surgery, Dr. Neal Elattrache and everyone at Kerlan Jobe for their incredible treatment I feel so privileged to have received.”
Utes Brant Kuithe posts positive message following ACL injury
“Kuithe shared that he is being taken care of by Dr. Neal Elattrache, an orthopedic surgeon and the head physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams.”
New York Jets QB Zach Wilson medically cleared, will start against Pittsburgh Steelers
“On Aug. 16, he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in Los Angeles, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.”
Druw Jones, Diamondbacks' Top Draft Pick, to Undergo Surgery on Shoulder Injury
“Jones will have an arthroscopic posterior labral repair procedure done by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.”
Suspended Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. has surgery on torn labrum in left shoulder
“The surgery was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the team physician for the Dodgers and the NFL's Rams.”
John Lynch denies rumor that he told teams 49ers had offer of 2 second-round picks for Jimmy Garoppolo
“Jimmy and Dr. [Neal] ElAttrache and everybody made the decision that he needed something that we thought was going to just be a rest and rehab.”
Britton pitches in minors in return from Tommy John surgery
“Los Angeles Dodgers head team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache operated on Sept. 8 to reconstruct the UCL in his left elbow and remove a bone chip.”
A fifth Marlins pitcher set to undergo Tommy John surgery. And more injury updates
“Bender traveled with the Marlins to Los Angeles, where they begin a three-game series against the Dodgers on Friday, and met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who recommended the surgery.”
New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson's right knee surgery deemed a success, sources say
“They were optimistic that was the extent of the damage, but they refrained from any definitive statements until the arthroscopy, which was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.”
Russel Wilson speaks out on injured Broncos receiver
“Broncos WR Tim Patrick had surgery Monday in LA to repair his torn ACL per source. Surgery by the renowned Dr. Neal ElAttrache was deemed a success. ”
Diamondbacks' Druw Jones: Needs shoulder surgery
“Jones and the Diamondbacks made the decision to have the No. 2 overall pick in July's first-year player draft go under the knife after he recently received a second opinion on his shoulder from Dr. Neal ElAttrache.”
Jimmy Garoppolo Reportedly Will be Fully Cleared by mid-August
“Jimmy Garoppolo saw Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the respected surgeon who did his surgery to repair a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder earlier in this offseason.”
Padres stay on trend by drafting high school righty Dylan Lesko
“Lesko, who wielded a mid-90s fastball before injuring his elbow, underwent an April 26 surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.”
Jimmy Garoppolo’s been throwing for 2 to 3 weeks; what comes next for 49ers QB?
“His March surgery was performed by Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who has a strong track record with the 49ers.”
Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler hopeful of returning this season
“Buehler also told reporters he had a bone spur removed from his elbow on Monday in an arthroscopic operation performed by team physician Neal ElAttrache.”
Wild Zack Britton injury update explains potential expedited return to Yankees
“Britton underwent left elbow surgery on Sept. 8, a procedure that used suture tape — an alternative to Tommy John surgery — and was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.”
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Blue Jays' Hyun Jin Ryu: Expected to miss significant time
“Ryu's forearm strain and elbow inflammation were already expected to sideline him for multiple weeks, and he's slated to visit Dr. Neal ElAttrach…”
Chicago Bulls' Zach Lavine has successful left knee surgery; full recovery expected
“LaVine flew to Los Angeles just before the All-Star break to visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed LaVine's ACL surgery in 2017 and Tuesday's procedure.”
Phils' Harper small elbow tear; can hit, no throw for month
“The small tear in Harper’s ulnar collateral ligament was revealed during a visit with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles earlier in the day.”
Agent says free-agent outfielder Michael Conforto had surgery on shoulder, will be ready for 2023
“Boras confirmed late Saturday night in a text message to The Associated Press that Conforto had surgery last week performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache…”
Red Sox pitching prospect Bryan Mata nearing return from Tommy John surgery
“Mata, who turns 23 next month, underwent
Tommy John surgery last April after slightly tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow during spring training. The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.”
Oklahoma City Thunder Medical Update
“Oklahoma City Thunder guard Vít Krejčí underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his left knee, the team announced today.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache…”
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Francis Ngannou undergoes successful knee surgery from same doctor who worked on Conor McGregor, Georges St-Pierre
“As for the surgeon who repaired Ngannou’s leg, Dr. Neal ElAttrache is a famed orthopedist working out of Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles with an extensive history of working with high-profile athletes."
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Cardinals throw rotation derby ‘wide open’ as Flaherty has shoulder inflammation treated, will start on IL
“Addressing the inflammation within the shoulder joint was the focus of Friday’s procedure, which was overseen by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the Dodgers’ team doctor."
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Astros' McCullers won't start season on time due to injury setback
“During the offseason, McCullers had his arm examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who confirmed there were no issues with his ulnar collateral ligament."
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49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo expected to be fully cleared for training camp ... somewhere
“On Tuesday, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo underwent shoulder surgery, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, a specialist who serves as the head physician of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams."
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John Lynch says Javon Kinlaw has made ‘tremendous gains’ in rehab
“General manager John Lynch said at the time that Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the surgery, was confident the problem had been found and sorted."
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The Latest on Zach LaVine’s Knee: Some Good, Some Bad, Some Grey
“LaVine said that his knee feels great after his visit with the same Los Angeles area specialist that performed his ACL surgery in February 2017 (Dr. Neal ElAttrache) and that skipping the last three games before the break was part of a plan to ensure that he was OK for the second-half of the season."
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Mets' top pitching prospect Matt Allan in no rush to pitch anytime soon
“The nerve transposition came about after a January check-in with his surgeon, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the head team physician for the Dodgers."
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Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals at odds over leadership qualities, NFL insider says
“I was talking to Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who did Joe Burrow’s surgery. He was telling me that the greatest thing he saw from Joe Burrow during rehab is that he empowered all the trainers and people working with him to think that they were so important that they had to do their absolute best to help him rehab.”
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Surgeon details Bengals QB Joe Burrow's recovery from knee procedure
“‘The thing you saw towards November and December was what everybody had seen at LSU -- that he could run,’ said Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, who performed the operation on Burrow.”
Joe Burrow on Recovery from Knee Injury: 'I'm Starting to Finally Feel Like Myself'
“Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the surgery, told NFL Network's Ian Rapaport that it became evident in November and December that Burrow was much closer to full strength than when the season began…”
Super Bowl LVI Notes: Joe Burrow, Bengals, Rams, Aaron Donald
“Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the surgery on Burrow, said it’s clear the second-year passer is a lot more mobile than he was to start the season.”
LA Rams Captain is now the oldest player in the NFL. He follows a strict diet based on blood tests to stay in peak condition as he ages.
“Whitworth was determined to stay the course, and followed Brady’s example by adopting a strict lifestyle regimen to extend his career, according to Rams’ head physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache.”
LA Rams captain is now the oldest player in the NFL. He follows a strict diet based on blood tests to stay in peak condition as he ages.
“‘He said that this is the best shape he's ever been in,’ ElAttrache said of Whitworth. ‘He's very conscious of what he eats and how he takes care of himself. And if he wasn't in that kind of maintained physical condition, there's no way he could do what he's doing at 40. You saw that with Tom Brady.’”
‘His humanity speaks for itself’: Rams’ Andrew Whitworth comes full circle with Bengals, Joe Burrow and career of caring
“ElAttrache said he knew just the person Burrow should meet: Whitworth, who was also recovering from a knee injury that sidelined him through much of the regular season.”
Rams’ Cam Akers defies injury odds for this Super Bowl shot
“Dr. Neal ElAttrache, a Los Angeles-based surgeon who lists Tom Brady and the late Kobe Bryant as his former patients, performed the surgery less than a week after the injury took place and Akers immediately began the rehab process.”
LA Rams players use step-tracking monitors to tailor their workouts so they know when to go harder or go easy, team doctor says
“The Los Angeles-based Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who started his career with the Rams in the late 80s and became the team's head physician in 2016, he says tracking every players’ number of steps throughout the day has been key for injury prevention.”
Joe Burrow trained with the LA Rams' doctor and captain last summer to come back from a season-ending injury. Now he might beat them in the Super Bowl.
“But he may not have been in this position if it weren't for two critical figures in the Rams organization: head physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache and offensive captain Andrew Whitworth.”
Joe Burrow says Andrew Whitworth played big role in his rehab
“Burrow handled much of his rehab out west after Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the operation. Funnily enough, now he’ll be on the opposite sideline of ElAttrache, the Rams’ head doctor, during the Super Bowl.”
Meet the team physicians behind this year's Super Bowl matchup
“Neal ElAttrache, MD, is the head team physician for the Rams and works at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. He's also the head team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Additionally, he serves as an orthopedic consultant for Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers and Anaheim Ducks.”
UFC champ Francis Ngannou headed for surgery, likely out for ‘9 to 10 months’
“Martin confirmed that the procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the same doctor who worked on both Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre for their respective ACL surgeries.”
Francis Ngannou to undergo knee surgery, recovery likely in ‘9 to 10 months’
“According to Martin, the surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who is a well-known orthopedic surgeon while also serving as the lead physician for teams such as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams.”
What happened to Cam Akers? How Rams RB made remarkable recovery from Achilles injury to play in playoffs
“Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed surgery on Akers and repaired the tendon in such a way that the Rams running back could get moving early.”
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How is Cam Akers even playing? The major factors that sped up his Achilles recovery
“As miraculous as this feels, ElAttrache insisted there was nothing supernatural about Akers’ comeback. ‘I don’t want to come off as this mad scientist magician,’ ElAttrache said with a self-effacing chuckle.”
Gold Standard: Can Nick Bosa cement his case for Defensive Player of the Year tonight?
“Earlier this month, Eric Branch spoke with Bosa’s surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache and found out the grim details. According to ElAttrache, Bosa required an ACL reconstruction, suffered a torn MCL and a torn lateral meniscus, 'which was sort of dislocated out of his knee.'"
Kobe Bryant and Tom Brady's former doctor likens LA Rams player to the two sporting icons
“ElAttrache, a team doctor, described Kupp as being similar in his approach as Bryant and Brady were. At the time of ElAttrache's talk, the Rams were gearing up for a Super Bowl and Kupp was recovering from a knee injury."
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“One of the things Dr. ElAttrache does is a full biomechanical assessment. He works with a physical therapist; they use cameras to look at body control. The trunk, hip, knee – are the angles where they should be when he’s landing, when he’s changing direction. Stephania Bell, NBA Today”
Edmonds Activated, Expected to Play Sunday; Alford, Hopkins on Reserve/Injured
“Hopkins was in Los Angeles for the surgery. That jibes with reports that L.A.-based Dr. Neal ElAttrache would do the surgery.”
Lance McCullers Jr. “About A Month” Away From Throwing
"McCullers revealed that an MRI taken within the last two weeks didn’t show any damage, and Dr. Neal ElAttrache indicated that the graft McCullers received during his November 2018 Tommy John surgery is still in good condition."
Aaron Rodgers meets famous Sports Doc in L.A. ... 2.5 Hour Visit
"The Green Bay quarterback arrived at the Kerlan Jobe offices Friday morning ... where he was greeted by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in the parking lot."
Nick Bosa’s surgeon on 49ers’ DE’s remarkable recovery: ‘You can’t tell which knee it was’
"ElAttrache, the team physician for the Rams and Dodgers, got to know both men and gained a deeper appreciation for the dedication, sacrifice and mental grit that’s required to perform at a legendary level — and to regain that standard after a major injury."
Emotional Boyd officially bids farewell; Tigers bring back 8 arbitration-eligible players
"Before the surgery, Boyd sought the opinions of several specialists, including Dr. Keith Meister and Dr. Neal Elattrache and both determined that his ulnar collateral ligament was clean."
Don't Chase Passion, Chase This Instead with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache
"Dr. Neal ElAttrache is a renowned American orthopedic surgeon best known as the Lead Physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Rams — as well as his patents and innovation in sports medicine..."
Saints' Jameis Winston: Avoids surgery for MCL sprain
"Dr. Neal ElAttrache and his medical team determined that the quarterback's MCL would heal on its own without a repair being necessary."
Joint Statement from Dr. Tim McAdams, Dr. Neal ElAttrache and the 49ers Medical Staff on Javon Kinlaw
"49ers defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw recently underwent successful surgery to repair his right knee."
49ers release joint statement on Javon Kinlaw, reveal defender underwent ACL reconstruction
"Today, the 49ers medical staff, Dr. Tim McAdams, and Dr. Neal ElAttrache released the following joint statement..."
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Javon Kinlaw had ACL reconstruction surgery
"Javon Kinlaw’s season-ending surgery last week was for reconstruction of his anterior cruciate ligament, the team announced in a joint statement with Dr. Neal ElAttrache."
Lance McCullers Jr. won't pitch in World Series
"Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache reviewed McCullers’ MRI and told the pitcher he 'doesn’t believe there is anything wrong with the UCL.' McCullers underwent Tommy John surgery in Nov. 2018."
Yankees' Taillon out with ankle tear, Britton has TJ surgery
"The procedure, performed Wednesday in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, officially ends Britton’s 2021 season and jeopardizes all of next year, as well."
Yankees’ Zack Britton undergoes Tommy John surgery | What it means
"The procedure, performed Wednesday in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, officially ends Britton’s 2021 season and jeopardizes all of next year, as well."
News & Notes: John Harbaugh Explains How Injuries Happened
"Dobbins had successful ACL surgery Tuesday morning from Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who is the Los Angeles Rams' and Dodgers' head team physician."
Yankees' Zack Britton headed for season-ending elbow surgery to remove second bone chip
"Dr. Neal ELAttrache will perform the surgery Sept. 8, in Los Angeles, at which time he’ll also determine how to proceed with the UCL injury."
The now-stacked Yankees add Corey Kluber back into the mix
“'He’s with (orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Neal) ElAttrache as we speak,' Boone revealed Monday. 'They’ll be back at some point tonight and we’ll have a better idea what the course of action for Zack is.'”
Ronald Acuna undergoes knee surgery Wednesday
"Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache performed the procedure in Los Angeles. ElAttrache, considered one of the nation’s top sports doctors, is the head physician for the Dodgers and Rams."
Notes: d'Arnaud's progress; lineup shuffle
"There was also an update on Ronald Acuña Jr., who is sidelined for the remainder of the season. Acuña underwent surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles -- performed by Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache -- to repair the ACL in his right knee."
Conor McGregor confident he will 'come back better than ever' after successful, three-hour leg surgery
"His physicians included Dr. Neal ElAttrache from [Kerlan-Jobe], Conor's long time orthopedist, and trauma surgeon Dr. Milton Little from Cedars-Sinai. Both doctors are confident that with time he will make a full recovery. We anticipate his return to the octagon.'"
Ohtani goes into HR Derby mode as Angels rout Tigers
"Shohei Ohtani celebrated his appointment to next month's All-Star Home Run Derby. Meanwhile, Tigers: LHP Matthew Boyd was diagnosed with muscular tendonitis, according to manager A.J. Hinch, after an examination by elbow specialist Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles."
Tigers’ Matthew Boyd won’t pitch for at least next month
"Boyd visited with orthopaedics sports medicine specialist Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache while the Tigers were in Los Angeles and Hinch said he’s consulted with several other doctors."
Joe Burrow Has 'Cleared Pretty Much Every Hurdle' in Rehab from Knee Injury
"Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the knee surgery, told ESPN's Adam Schefter in May that Burrow is 'on track for full go for start of the season.'"
Raptors' Siakam has shoulder surgery, out 5 months
"The Raptors said the injury occurred on May 8 against the Memphis Grizzlies. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles."
De’Andre Hunter to have surgery; out for rest of postseason
"Hunter was experiencing swelling in his knee and underwent an MRI that showed a new small tear of the lateral meniscus. Per the team, the MRI was sent to Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles for a second opinion, and Wednesday he confirmed the tear and recommended surgery."
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley 'doing well' in ACL rehab, unsure of status for start of season
"I'm doing pretty well. Just taking one day at a time...still in conversations with Dr. ElAttrache," says Barkley.
Pirates pitching prospect Jose Soriano could need 2nd Tommy John surgery
"Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said the club is in the process of setting up an appointment with Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Institute."
Brooks Koepka on his quarrel with Bryson DeChambeau: 'It's getting golf in front of people'
“It feels probably better than ever,” [Koepka] said...I know Dr. (Neal) ElAttrache is very pleased."
RHP: Jose Soriano (Tommy John surgery)
"The Pirates’ medical team found that Jose Soriano has new damage to his reconstructed UCL. They are sending him for a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache."
Backstage: Dodgers 808
"Dustin May and his fiancee, Amelia Trautner, visit the hospital for pre-op meeting before Tommy John surgery in the morning. Tony Gonsolin reflects on his feelings of isolation while rehabbing at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona."
Edwin Ríos to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery
"The surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Ríos is expected to be ready for competition at Spring Training next year."
'A big blow': Phenom May set for TJ surgery
"Dustin May was in the early goings of a breakout season, but that will all have to be put on hold as the Dodgers’ young star is set to undergo Tommy John surgery that will end his 2021 season. The surgery will be performed in Los Angeles on May 11 by Dr. Neal ElAttrache."
San Diego Padres' Adrian Morejon has Tommy John surgery
"San Diego Padres left-hander Adrian Morejon had Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. The operation was performed by Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache, head physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers."
Warriors rookie James Wiseman will miss rest of season after surgery to repair torn meniscus in right knee
"Wiseman underwent successful surgery today at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles to repair a right meniscal tear. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache..."
Mariners pitcher James Paxton to have season-ending surgery on his left elbow
"The decision seemed inevitable for James Paxton. And a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Beverly Hills provided verification for the end of his 2021 season."
Brooks Koepka misses the cut at Masters after recent knee surgery
"I’ve never seen anyone recover this fast,” said Dr. Neal ElAttrache, team orthopedic surgeon for the Rams and Dodgers who performed the surgery and is staying in Augusta with Koepka this week to monitor the knee."
Bryan Mata undergoes successful Tommy John surgery
"Red Sox minor league right-handed pitcher Bryan Mata underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow yesterday. The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, CA."
Trevor Lawrence happy with shoulder progress two weeks after surgery
"Lawrence had surgery Feb. 16 to repair damage to the labrum in his left shoulder. The procedure was performed by renowned surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache."
Joe Burrow's Surgeon Offers Encouraging Update About His Recovery
"The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who's operated on Kobe Bryant, Tom Brady and plenty of other legends. ElAttrache not only operated on Burrow, but he also performed Saquon Barkley and Nick Bosa's knee surgeries earlier this year."
Injury Update: Burrow, Barkley, Bosa, & More
"The surgeon who operated on Rams' Nick Bosa, Giants' Saquon Barkley, and most recently Cincinnati's Joe Burrow, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, joins Adam to discuss return to play. Dr. ElAttrache also touches on COVID-19 in relation to certain injuries across professional sports."
Vasiliy Lomachenko undergoes shoulder surgery; full recovery expected
"ElAttrache, who said he treated Lomachenko’s shoulder when he arrived in the U.S. from Ukraine roughly six weeks ago to train for his bout for the undisputed lightweight title against Teofimo Lopez, said Lomachenko had pain throwing a right hook during the fight."
Altered offseason training amid pandemic could be factor behind NFL injuries
"Dr. Neal ElAttrache, among the world’s top sports surgeons and a team physician for the Rams and Dodgers, said the pandemic had a seismic impact on the way players train and prepare for their seasons, and that disruption created a ripple effect that’s become evident."
How Ben Roethlisberger is making the Steelers super after trick-or-treat elbow scare
"Dr. Neal ElAttrache, world-renowned orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, rebuilt his elbow and — along with Steelers doctor James Bradley — helped oversee the quarterback’s tenuous, year-long recovery."
A’s pitcher A.J. Puk has shoulder ‘cleanup,’ could be ready for spring training
"Puk, the 2016 first-round draft pick, had surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles with Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute. The procedure involved debridement of Puk’s labrum and rotator cuff and a clean-out of his shoulder because of bursitis, Paparesta said."
Chris Sale injury: Boston Red Sox ace has started throwing following Tommy John surgery
"Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed Sale’s Tommy John surgery at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, Calif."
Kelsey Plum Undergoes Successful Surgery On Left Achilles Tendon
"Las Vegas Aces General Manager Dan Padover announced that fourth-year guard Kelsey Plum underwent successful surgery today on her left Achilles tendon. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the surgery. "
Red Sox ace Chris Sale 'feeling good' after Tommy John surgery
"Sale worked with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles, coordinating with the UCLA medical staff to ensure that the elective operation would have no effect on the hospital systems amid the flood of patients going to hospitals across the country."
Top Tommy John surgeon defends procedures done during coronavirus outbreak
"'People need to be a little more thoughtful how they judge Tyler Beede or the Giants for trying to take care of him,' Dr. Neal ElAttrache said by phone..."
Padres have Tommy John trio atop rotation
“'The results and track record of Tommy John at this level has become much more predictable than some of the other things that athletes get operated on,' said Dr. Neal ElAttrache"
From Day 1, Cooper Kupp, now a Rams star, has made a name for himself on football field
“'It’s a little crazy,' said Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the ACL reconstruction. 'We’ve never had this GPS data until the last few years, but I can tell you that’s typically not the way it goes the first year back. He’s surprising everybody.'”
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Undergoes Successful Surgery on Right Elbow
"Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in consultation with Steelers team physician Jim Bradley, according to the team."
Sam Dyson out for '19, maybe '20, after surgery
"Twins reliever Sam Dyson underwent a successful capsule repair surgery in his right shoulder on Tuesday, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles."
Giants' Reyes Moronta: Surgery set for Tuesday
"Moronta was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder at the beginning of September, and surgery -- which will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles..."
Giants' Sandoval to have Tommy John surgery
"The procedure is likely Sept. 3 or 4 in Los Angeles and will be done by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who evaluated the 2012 World Series MVP on Wednesday and determined he needed the procedure on his ulnar collateral ligament."
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Warriors Re-Sign Guard Klay Thompson
"In Game 6 of the Finals on June 13, 2019, Thompson suffered a torn left Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). He underwent successful surgery on his left knee...The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache."
Here’s why Rich Hill wants to pitch as long as he can
"That was just for a day...Then once we got the MRI, I was able to get a clear diagnosis from [Dr. Neal ElAttrache] and that made me feel a lot better. That it was my flexor and not my ligament made a world of difference.”
Manaea's first bullpen session scheduled
"Manaea underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, on Sept. 19, 2018. The procedure helped create more space in the left-hander’s joint capsule and also repaired his labrum."
Carlos Rodon needs Tommy John surgery and likely will be out until the 2nd half of the 2020 season
"The Sox announced Monday that Rodon will indeed undergo season-ending elbow-ligament replacement surgery. Rodon will meet with Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Wednesday in Los Angeles."
Breanna Stewart’s injury points up a bigger issue
"The Seattle Storm’s 24-year-old star center underwent surgery Thursday morning with doctors Neal ElAttrache and Kenneth S. Jung at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic."
Biyombo Undergoes Successful Surgery
"The Charlotte Hornets announced today that center Bismack Biyombo underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to address chronic issues in his left knee. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache..."
Vasyl Lomachenko Post Fight Interview
"'My shoulder wasn't 100 percent in my last fight, but tonight I felt great. I have a great doctor... Neal ElAttrache, and I want to thank him for all he did,' Lomachenko said."
Neal ElAttrache’s understanding of boxing makes him an ideal surgeon for Vasiliy Lomachenko
"But as Lomachenko reflected on some of the medical advice he received from ElAttrache, it started to make sense to him that the doctor had a background in the sport."
Prospect Hunter Greene to have TJ surgery
"Reds medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek and Dodgers orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache arrived at the diagnosis. ElAttrache will perform the surgery next week, keeping Greene out for the season."
Danté Exum injury update—3.28.2019
"Exum underwent a successful surgical procedure Wednesday morning to repair a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee. The procedure was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache."
Salvy undergoes ‘successful’ Tommy John surgery
"The Kansas City Royals said Wednesday that Salvador Perez underwent a successful repair of his ulnar collateral ligament in a procedure performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles."
Free-agent guard Ron Baker out 4-6 months after shoulder surgery
"Free-agent guard Ron Baker underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery in four to six months, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Dr. Neal Elattrache performed the procedure in Los Angeles."
He reconstructed Tom Brady’s knee. Now the Rams’ doctor is rooting for L.A.
"As their physician, Neal ElAttrache dispensed medical advice that kept the Rams healthy enough to reach the Super Bowl."
Surgeon Neal ElAttrache helps Rams and Dodgers get back on the field after injuries
"As the head physician of the Rams and Dodgers, ElAttrache expects busy days in October. This day was especially so."
White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech has Tommy John surgery
"Right-hander Michael Kopech had Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow Tuesday, the White Sox said Wednesday. The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles."
Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook has arthroscopic surgery on right knee
"The team, Westbrook and his representation determined 'the best course of action was the proactive procedure, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache with Thunder medical personnel present at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles,' the Thunder said in a release."
Angels' Shohei Ohtani will have Tommy John at start of offseason
"Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery and will have the procedure next week, the team announced Tuesday. Renowned surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure in Los Angeles."
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Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery
“The procedure, which will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, is expected to sideline Cueto for approximately one year, likely rendering the Giants' No. 2 starter unavailable until late next season."
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Why Jake Lamb opted against rehab and for rotator cuff surgery
“When a second opinion from Los Angeles-based orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache revealed fraying of his rotator cuff, Lamb finally had found the cause to his issues."
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Angels' Garrett Richards to have Tommy John surgery
“Los Angeles Angels' right-hander Garrett Richards has opted to have season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair ulnar collateral ligament damage in his right elbow."
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Los Angeles-Based Surgeon, Neal S. ElAttrache, MD Inducted as AOSSM President
“'I am honored to be inducted as the AOSSM president and look forward to continuing the organization’s legacy as the leader in sports medicine education and research,' said ElAttrache."
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Vasiliy Lomachenko's labrum surgery a success, says Dr. Neal ElAttrache
"The tissue was very nice and we were able to achieve a very nice sturdy repair that should provide him with stability in his shoulder, and I am optimistic for an excellent prognosis," Dr. Neal ElAttrache told ESPN shortly after performing the arthroscopic procedure at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles."
Andre Roberson Injury Update
"Oklahoma City Thunder guard/forward Andre Roberson underwent a successful left knee scope earlier today, Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced.
The scope was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthapedic Clinic in Los Angeles, Calif."
Jonny Venters Is Back in the Majors After a Staggering 3.5 Tommy John Surgeries
"Dr. Neal ElAttrache presented him with an alternative to Tommy John: a minimally invasive procedure that would reinforce the ligament, cut his rehab in half and give Venters one last opportunity to throw a baseball again."
Dodgers dealt another blow as Clayton Kershaw lands on disabled list
"Dr. ElAttrache diagnosed Mr. Kershaw with biceps tendinitis. The pitcher's recovery time is undetermined, and the team put him on the 10-day disabled list."
Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George has successful left knee scope
"The Thunder, George and his representation collectively determined for the procedure to be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache with Thunder medical personnel present at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, Calif."
Vogt set for surgery; Braun, Thames updates
"A visit with renowned orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Tuesday confirmed Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt's worst fears. He will undergo season-ending surgery this week to repair multiple structures in his right shoulder."
Corey Seager to miss rest of year
Dodgers' star shortstop to undergo Tommy John surgery
"Seager said having Tommy John surgery during last offseason would have been premature, so instead he rehabbed with the hope he could get through the season. But, "it's necessary now." Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the operation in Los Angeles on Friday."
Puk undergoes TJ surgery, will miss '18 season
"The 22-year-old Puk had the surgery, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He'll be out of action for at least a year."
J.C. Ramirez Elbow Injury Diagnosed as Torn UCL; Tommy John Surgery Recommended
"Los Angeles Angels' starting pitcher J.C. Ramirez has a torn LCL in his right elbow, and doctors recommend he undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery."
Mystery Doctor Who Devised Black Tape Plan For Tom Brady Was Neal ElAttrache
"The mystery doctor who devised a plan to wrap New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s thumb in black KT Tape before Sunday’s AFC Conference Championship game was world famous orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache, SportTechie has learned."
Siemian to have second surgery in two years on non-throwing shoulder
"It's the second time in two years Siemian's left shoulder will be operated by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles."
Parents speak out about the skyrocketing cost of youth sports
"In baseball, the repetitive motions of pitching can led to chronic fatigue, which is highly correlated to increase in injury in kids, Dr. Neal ElAttrache"
50 Most Powerful in SoCal Sports: No. 45 Dr. Neal ElAttrache, Dodgers’ Physician
"Outside of the Dodgers he regularly treats, ElAttrache’s list of clients extends across the country from Kobe Bryant to Manny Pacquiao to Tom Brady."
New York Yankees: James Kaprielian to undergo Tommy John Surgery
"It was clear the situation was serious when it was reported last week that Kaprielian would see Dr. Neal ElAttrache after receiving the results of an MRI scan."
Dr. Neal ElAttrache featured in Passan's book
"That relationship you make with a patient...if that privilege doesn't strike you right in the chest...you're missing the most beautiful thing about what we do." - Dr. Neal ElAttrache in The Arm
With Tommy John Surgery, Every Scar Tells a Story
"A recent study, conducted by a group including ElAttrache and Altchek, examined 235 major league pitchers who had the operation from 1999 to 2014 and found that 13.2 percent of them had to have it a second time."
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