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Three doctors join Steadman Hawkins clinic

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VAIL The Steadman Hawkins Clinic has announced the addition of Drs. Marc J. Philippon, Neal ElAttrache and Tom Hackett to its group of physicians. The Steadman Hawkins Clinic now offers treatment for every major joint in the body: hip, shoulder, knee, elbow, hand, wrist, spine, foot and ankle.Philippon, a native of Canada, is widely recognized for his innovative surgical procedures in hip arthroscopy. He has experience in sports medicine as well as a list of celebrity patients, including golfer Greg Norman, Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, NFL quarterback Jay Fielder, NFL running back Priest Holmes, basketball player Marcus Camby, baseball player Luis Castillo and hockey player Mario Lemieux, among others.After graduation from McMaster University Medical School in Ontario, Philippon completed his postgraduate work at the University of Miamis Jackson Memorial Hospital.Philippon joins the Steadman Hawkins Clinic from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he pioneered a new form of arthroscopic surgery. His invention of flexible surgical instruments allows access to areas of the joint that were previously impossible to treat arthroscopically.I am very pleased to join the Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Philippon said. I look forward to adding my expertise in hip disorders as a member of a team that is already made up of the worlds top orthopedic sports medicine specialists.ElAttrache specializes in treating shoulder and elbow disorders and is an orthopedic consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Anaheim Mighty Ducks and St. Louis Rams. He is also an associate clinical professor at the University of Southern California and has published numerous textbook chapters and research journal articles. ElAttrache will be splitting his practice time between the Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles and the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail. A Pennsylvania native, ElAttrache graduated from the University of Notre Dame and went to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh.Following medical school, ElAttrache completed an internship in general surgery at the Hospitals of the University Health Center of Pittsburgh and then completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1991, Dr. ElAttrache completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the famed Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, and went on to specialize in sports medicine as an orthopedic surgeon. The Steadman Hawkins Clinic has clearly set the benchmark in the orthopedic field, ElAttrache said. It is a great honor, as well as a great personal thrill for me to join such prestigious company.Dr. Hackett, a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, is a former collegiate athlete who received a degree in anthropology from Colorado College, and has worked as an archeologist, mountaineer guide and ski patrolman. After developing experience in wilderness medicine and rescue, he went on to formally study medicine. Following his residency in orthopedics, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery. He has conducted research in surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee, and has published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, written several book chapters, and has presented his research at national and international meetings. Awhile in Los Angeles Dr. Hackett served as an assistant team physician to the Los Angeles Lakers, Sparks, Dodgers, Kings, Galaxy and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks professional sports teams. As an orthopedic surgeon and an outdoor enthusiast, the Steadman Hawkins Clinic offers me the unique opportunity to live in the mountains and to work for what is perhaps the best orthopedic clinic in the world, Hackett said.Philippon, ElAttrache and Hackett join the clinics founders, Dr. J. Richard Steadman, who treats only knees, and Dr. Richard Hawkins, a shoulder, knee and elbow specialist who now spends the majority of his practice time at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Spartanburg, S.C. Rounding out the Vail clinics staff are: Dr. William Sterett (shoulder, knee and orthopedic trauma), Dr. Randall Viola (hand and wrist), Dr. Donald Corenman (spine), Dr. David Karli (physiatrist) and Dr. Jason Folk (foot and ankle). Vail Colorado