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Elbow Injuries and Tommy John UCL Surgery

Injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) are very common in the sport of baseball. Tommy John surgery is unequivocally recommended for baseball players with a complete detachment of the ligament from their elbow. Decisions exist and uncertainty arises when … 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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