Dr. Neal ElAttrache examines Twins' Byron Buxton — 5 details

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Neal ElAttrache, MD, examined the left shoulder of Twins center fielder Byron Buxton on Sept. 8, according to the StarTribune

Five details:

1. Dr. ElAttrache is expected to determine whether Mr. Buxton will require surgery after he dislocated his shoulder joint during an Aug. 1 game. Mr. Buxton has been unable to swing a bat without discomfort since he collided with an outfield wall in Miami.

2. If Dr. ElAttrache recommends surgery, it will likely be performed this week in California and could end Mr. Buxton's season early.

3. Dr. ElAttrache is an orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. He is the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation board chairman and program director for the Kerlan-Jobe Sports Medicine Fellowship.

4. Dr. ElAttrache is the head team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams. He is also an orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and PGA Tour.
5. He has operated on Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant and other well-known athletes.

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