Norman Undergoes Successful Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (February 14, 2011) - After experiencing ongoing discomfort in his left shoulder, Greg Norman underwent an arthroscopic procedure today at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Norman had previously undergone shoulder surgery to his left shoulder in May 1998 at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo., as well as surgery to his right shoulder in September 2009, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Penn.

"It's unfortunate that I have to undergo a second surgery to my left shoulder, but for more than six months now, I've known that such a procedure would be required," said Norman. "I'm hopeful that with aggressive rehabilitation I will be able to play towards the end of July, but obviously we will know a lot more in the coming weeks."

Norman underwent an arthroscopic superior labral repair, capsular repair and arthroscopic partial rotator cuff repair at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's St. Margaret Hospital. Dr. James Bradley, M.D., Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Pittsburgh, performed the operation.

"Today's surgery on Greg's left shoulder had little to do with his previous procedure in 1998. Today's procedure had more to do with Greg's torn labrum. Knowing Greg's commitment to rehabilitation, we are confident he will make a speedy and full recovery," said Dr. Bradley.

Dr. Bradley has been the team orthopaedic surgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1991 and has done extensive research and teaching in the area of shoulder injuries and surgical repairs in both professional and nonprofessional athletes.

Norman is scheduled to return home Tuesday and will begin rehabilitation and physical therapy immediately thereafter.

 

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