Tommy John Surgery- Utah Perspective
UCL reconstruction is highly effective in elite baseball players at returning them to baseball. All athletes who undergo surgery understand that the recovery and rehab is long and arduous.
The reconstruction consists of taking a graft (usually a tendon from the leg or forearm) and anchoring it into the arm (humerus) and forearm (ulna). If the athletes is having symptoms of ulnar nerve irritation, then often the nerve is moved during the same operation.
If you are a baseball player with elbow pain, call Dr. Gibbs for an appointment to discuss treatment options to get you back on the field.