Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians offers baseball players and other dedicated athletes with Tommy John Surgery as an option to repair torn ligaments in the elbow. This injury, a torn or damaged ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), commonly affects pitchers in baseball. This procedure was named after Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John. Over half of Tommy John’s career wins came after his surgery.
Phillip R. Langer, MD., MS. is the Medical Director of the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Department at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians. He is Double Board Certified. Dr. Langer is skilled in all Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgical procedures, but his particular niche is Joint Preservation and Cartilage Repair/Restoration and he is always striving for cutting edge strategies to get you well with or without surgery. Since his arrival in Atlanta 2008, Dr. Langer has developed extensive experience in hip arthroscopy, knee realignment and cartilage repair/reconstruction. He was the Clinical Instructor of the internationally recognized Atlanta Sports Medicine & Cartilage Reconstruction Fellowship from 2008-2014. Dr. Langer is an expert in Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee ± Ankle problems. Please see the Ortho Sport drop down menu for specific injuries treated.
Phillip R. Langer, MD., MS.: Professional Sport Affiliations
Miami Heat 2007-2008 Associate Team Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon
Atlanta Thrashers 2008-2011 Assistant Team Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon
Atlanta Falcons 2008-2011 Assistant Team Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon
Toronto Blue Jays 2008-2009 Consultant
AVP Beach Volleyball Tour 2007-2008
Sony Ericsson WTA Tennis Tour 2007-2008
Miami Jai Lai 2007-2008
Dania Jai Lai 2007-2008
Senior PGA Golf Championships 2007-2008
Providence Bruins 2005-2007