Dr. David Altchek

Mets Closer Jenrry Mejia Goes On DL With Elbow InflammationFor the second straight season, the New York Mets' closer hasn't made it past opening day.
Report: Johan Santana Wouldn't Rule Out Re-Signing With MetsLast week, Sandy Alderson told WFAN host Mike Francesa that re-signing the 34-year-old is a "possibility." And Santana’s agent said on Tuesday that his client hasn't ruled out re-signing with the Mets.
Sims: Breaking Down Harvey's Partial Tear Of The Ulnar Collateral Ligament The extraordinary stresses that pitchers place on the medial (inner) elbow -- and the excessive loading of the region -- can create inflammatory or degenerative conditions in a number of structures in the area.
Mets Doctor Recommends Tommy John Surgery For Jeremy Hefner A New York Mets doctor is recommending that right-hander Jeremy Hefner have Tommy John surgery. Hefner was put on the disabled list last week. He said he's been dealing with a sore elbow all season.
Jonathon Niese Cleared To Start Throwing; Shaun Marcum To Miss Next StartJohn Ricco said before Monday night's game in San Francisco that Jonathon Niese has been cleared to start throwing again. Shaun Marcum, however, had his right hand examined by a specialist in St. Louis and will miss his next scheduled start Saturday.
Mets Reliever Jeurys Familia To Undergo Surgery On Right Elbow Mets reliever Jeurys Familia is scheduled for surgery Wednesday on his right elbow, sidelining a promising young arm in New York's struggling bullpen.
David Wright Out Of WBC With Moderate Rib Strain, Could Miss Opening DayMets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wright would rest for three to five days. Only time will tell whether the 30-year-old star is ready to begin the regular season on April 1, the GM said on Friday.
Johan Santana's First Spring Training Appearance Pushed Back To Mid-MarchJohan Santana will not make his first spring training appearance for the New York Mets this year until mid-March. Sandy Alderson said he didn't think Santana will miss the start of the regular season, but said it was a possibility.
Could Mariano Rivera Return This Season? Rehab Doc Likes ChancesYankees GM Brian Cashman has insisted all along the target for Mariano Rivera's return is 2013. But what if he's ready this season? Is that even possible?
Yankees' Mariano Rivera Set To Have Knee Surgery Tues.Rivera said the blood clot in his right calf has cleared up and he is set for surgery on his injured knee.
Yankees' Cashman Mum On Rivera Complication, Says Target Is 2013What Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Tuesday should calm the worst-case fears of the Bronx faithful.
Doctors Reportedly Run Into 'Complications' While Examining Rivera's ACLThe word coming out of the Rivera's examinations Monday won't do much to assuage the fears of Yankees fans.
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