Tag Archives: UCL

Platelet Rich Plasma Procedure for Treating Elbow and Knee Injuries

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a procedure that involves taking a small sample of blood from a patient, processing the blood to target a specific density, and injecting that blood back into the patient at the site of an injury. … Continue reading

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When To Consider Tommy John UCL Surgery

One of the most interesting yet challenging aspects of taking care of baseball players are discussions regarding injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament. This condition, which is extremely common, causes medial or inner elbow pain in overhead athletes. It can … Continue reading

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UCL Injuries and Treatment

Surgical treatment of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries is known as “Tommy John” reconstructive surgery, whereby a new UCL is recreated to replace the function of the injured one. The incidence of UCL injuries is rising, particularly in younger athletes. … Continue reading

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