Common Sports Injuries: Rotator Cuff

In our new series Common Sports Injuries, ATLX spoke with top orthopedic doctors from the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic to learn more about common injuries that occur in everyday athletes and weekend warriors.

Dr. Neal ElAttrache is a Sports Medicine Surgeon and member of the KJOC board of directors. Dr. ElAttrache is the team physician for the LA Dodgers and an orthopedic consultant for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, St. Louis Rams, LA Lakers, LA Kings, and the PGA Tour. Suffice it to say, Dr. ElAttrache knows his stuff. Among Dr. ElAttrache’s numerous accomplishments:
• Listed among 2006-2001 “Best Doctors in America”
• Named a “Super Surgeon” –Baseball Prospectus
• Selected 2011 “Super Doctor of Southern California” –
• Voted a 2010 “Super Doctor” — Los Angeles Magazine

The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic is a world leader in the research, diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries and illnesses. In addition to sports medicine, Kerlan-Jobe specializes in all aspects of orthopaedic care, including the diagnosis and treatment of the spine, shoulder, elbow, knee, hand and foot disorders, orthopaedic trauma, arthritis, congenital disorders and work-related injuries. For more information, visit

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