Many people who hear about orthopedic surgery do so through the sports section. Athletes are some of the most common patients for orthopedic surgery, which is one reason the field is also known as sports medicine.
From time to time, it is useful to highlight the stories of professional athletes and the surgical procedures they undergo, not least because their recovery times can be instructive. Consider the case of Yankees ace pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who recently underwent orthopedic elbow surgery to remove a bone spur.
There is no such thing as instant recovery when it comes to elbow surgery, but that doesn’t mean a prognosis can’t be excellent. As this report says:
Tanaka will have time to recover and be ready for spring training. Feinsand noted the recovery time is only expected to be six weeks (before rehab), so Tanaka should be able to get back to 100 percent before next season.
If you’re suffering from chronic elbow pain in San Diego or the surrounding area, please contact the orthopedic surgeons at AOSM today. We’ll have you back to 100% in no time.