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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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.

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.

Comanika M.

Everyone was friendly, hospitable and very professional. It was a very positive experience. We worked together for a common goal, getting me better!

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.

Mariana D.

Ortho Sport and Spine is a great place to get treated at. The staff is nice and caring. They make you feel like you're their #1 priority and that's great. Great fast service. I highly recommend this facility.

Fredrick S.

Everything was great didn’t have to wait a long time . Everyone was great . As I went to the procedure I told them I was afraid of needles and they went about making the whole visit relaxing for me THANKS !!!!!!!!

Scott D.

This place treated my broken hand after a car accident and they are the very best! Lovely office, attentive staff,responsive doctors and everything was right there on site for X-rays and procedures. Got state of the art custom fitted splint that made life easy and they put my mind at ease.

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Athletes Benefitting From Tommy John Surgery

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.

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