Category Archives: Tommy John

When To Consider Tommy John UCL Surgery

One of the most interesting yet challenging aspects of taking care of baseball players are discussions regarding injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament. This condition, which is extremely common, causes medial or inner elbow pain in overhead athletes. It can … Continue reading

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Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries and Treatment

The phrase “Tommy John” refers to injury sustained to the athlete’s elbow, specifically the ulnar collateral ligament or UCL. Surgical treatment of this injury is known as Tommy John reconstructive surgery, whereby a new ligament is recreated to replace the … Continue reading

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