Tommy John Surgery Gives New Life to Tired Arms

Written by admin on May 18, 2012 – 4:08 pm -

Every season, baseball fans lament the loss of some of their favorite pitchers to elbow injury. It is so common an occurrence that it is no longer a surprise – many fans seem to expect that one or more of their favorites will eventually fall prey to “Tommy John.” The doctors call it a UCLR – ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. Baseball players and fans call it Tommy John surgery, named after the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher for whom the procedure was first performed in 1974. It is one of the most significant advancements in sports medicine.  Read more about how this arm saving procedure has saved careers and allowed both men and boys to live their dreams.  http://www.orthonc.com/articles/Fixing_Pitches_Revised.pdf

 


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