UCL Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)

Tommy John Surgery

Baseball players and other dedicated athletes turn to the experts of Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians in Atlanta for Tommy John Surgery. We offer a team of elite physician who are certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Our physicians have studied under highly regarded doctors in their field and served as the team physician for many professional sports teams. With our passion to stay at the forefront of surgical sports medicine techniques, you can trust that Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians is equipped to perform effective Tommy John Surgery and help you regain top performance after an elbow injury.

Tommy John Surgery, or UCL Reconstruction, is a surgical procedure used to repair torn ligaments in the elbow. A torn or damaged ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) commonly affects pitchers, which explains why this procedure was named after Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John. We may recommend Tommy John Surgery to patients who experience pain, instability, numbness and loss of motion after repetitive ligament stress. Baseball players as well as tennis players, football players, wrestlers and javelin throwers are all at risk for this type of elbow injury.

What To Expect During UCL Reconstruction

Tommy John Surgery, performed by an experienced and skilled surgeon, has saved the careers of many elite baseball players and other professional athletes. You can trust that our physicians are qualified to perform this specialized procedure successfully. During UCL Reconstruction, the tendon in the forearm is used to recreate the damaged ligament and restore stability to the joint. We make it a priority to carefully explain the procedure to each patient and set realistic recovery expectations. Following the suggested postoperative instructions and rehabilitation exercises can ensure your elbow is restored as quickly as possible.

If you have questions regarding Tommy John Surgery or our team of orthopedic surgeons, please contact our office today. We are proud to be Atlanta’s premier source for cutting-edge sports medicine treatments.

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