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Tommy John surgery

Tommy John #25 of the New York Yankees pitches during a 1987 season game against the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Sports Medicine Pioneer Of ‘Tommy John’ Surgery Dies

Dr. Frank Jobe, whose Tommy John surgery has saved the careers of numerous athletes, died in Santa Monica Thursday at age 88.

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Brian Wilson, formerly of the San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Giants Closer Wilson Undergoing Tommy John Surgery Thursday

All-Star Giants closer Brian Wilson will undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery Thursday in Pensacola, Fla.

04/18/2012

John Madden (KCBS)

Daily Madden: Are We Wearing Out Young Athletes?

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Oakland A’s pitcher Brett Anderson is out for the season after having Tommy John surgery, an elbow ligament reconstruction. Some doctors say the surgery is more common nowadays because too many […]

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A's pitcher Brett Anderson (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Pitcher Anderson Out For Year After Elbow Surgery

Oakland Athletics left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson will miss the rest of the season after having reconstructive surgery on his elbow, according to the team.

CBS San Francisco–07/15/2011