Dr. Keith Meister performs Tommy John surgery on MLB pitcher


Keith Meister, MD, performed elbow surgery on Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher JT Brubaker on April 12, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Mr. Brubaker began to feel pain in his right elbow at the end of spring training in March, according to the report.

Dr. Meister performed Tommy John surgery, a reconstructive elbow surgery that repairs a partial or complete tear of ligament. 

The surgery has a recovery time of 14 to 16 months, the team said on its Twitter page. 

Dr. Meister is director of sports medicine at Arlington-based Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine and is the head team physician for the Texas Rangers, another MLB team. 

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