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Athletes Benefitting From Tommy John Surgery Atlanta, GA

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.

Men’s Journal documents “Tommy John Surgery: the Top 11 Pitcher Injury Comebacks of All Time”. Their list includes big league names such as:

  1. Stephen Strasburg – Nationals
  2. Tommy John – Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. Jose Fernandez – Miami Marlins
  4. Jordan Zimmerman – Detroit Tigers
  5. Matt Harvey – Mets
  6. John Smoltz – Braves, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals
  7. Tim Hudson – San Francisco Giants
  8. Adam Wainwright – Atlanta Braves
  9. Chris Carpenter – St. Louis Cardinals
  10. David Wells – New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays
  11. Billy Wagner – Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets

“Hundreds of ballplayers have performed well after Tommy John surgery, in which an elbow ligament is replaced by material from elsewhere on the body. More and more, athletes will perform with a bit of this or a bit of that in a joint or muscle.” – George Vecsey

If you have questions regarding Tommy John Surgery, contact Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians today. We are proud to be Atlanta’s premier source for cutting-edge sports medicine treatments. You can trust our qualified team to perform this specialized procedure successfully. Call us today.

Posted on behalf of Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians

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Based on 269 reviews

Jules F.

Surgery was a success my left knee is fully functional again. Langer and his staff was very helpful through this entire process they assigned me a top physical therapist Cara which was great at helping me to improve now just up to me to continue to condition myself back to the way I was physically before the injury and hopefully I never have to endure any future injuries that lead to surgery. Overall a great help and experience after surgery was completed. Thank You to Langer and his staff.

Dea'Mario F.

The Morrow location was a great experience for me. The staff was nothing less than perfect to me. I'm glad I chose this location.

Ricky J.

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are excellent in the work they do. They take their time with each patient and make sure you walk away with an understanding of exactly what you're going through. I have been a patient here twice and I could 100% assure you that you will have a great experience. Further the physicians are very knowledgeable and experienced at what they do. Moreover, the entire staff are welcoming and accommodating to your needs. I work in Entertainment, and have appeared several times on television (Google "David Wells and Ricky Johnson). I recommend and trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.

Priscilla F.

The staff was great! They were patient, kind and courteous. The doctors were excellent! The doctors took the time to explain and patiently answer any questions I had.