Tommy John Surgery
Named after the famous left-handed picther, Tommy John, this surgery has become widely popular amongst high level pitchers and throwers.
What is Tommy John Surgery?
Tommy John Surgery (TJS), also known as Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, is an orthopedic elbow procedure where the UCL in the medial part of the elbow is replaced with a tendon from somewhere else in the patient’s body, or with one from a cadaver donor. Most commonly, this procedure is performed on athlete’s, particularly baseball pitchers.
What is the typical rehabilitation from Tommy John Surgery?
For most baseball players, full recovery from Tommy John Surgery takes about 12 months for pitchers and half a year for position players. Four out of five of players return to the same level as before the surgery.
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