Tears to a ligament can't simply be stitched together. A surgical reconstruction is needed to repair your UCL. To do that, our surgeons replace your torn ligament with a tissue graft, often a tendon from your own body, to promote new ligament tissue growth. If more conservative treatments aren't effective, Tommy John elbow reconstruction is an option. The name "Tommy John surgery" comes from the name of the professional baseball pitcher who first had this successful surgery in the 1970s. Now a common procedure, UCL or Tommy John elbow reconstruction enables you to regain the elbow strength and stability needed to continue to compete in sports.
At M Health, you will not only receive excellent care, but you will also receive advanced treatments with the ultimate goal of offering optimal outcomes. The leading-edge research conducted by our physicians may also offer you additional treatment advantages and access to clinical trials.