Trends in Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in the United States

  title={Trends in Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in the United States},
  author={B. Erickson and B. Nwachukwu and S. Rosas and W. Schairer and F. McCormick and B. Bach and C. Bush-Joseph and A. Romeo},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={1770 - 1774}
  • B. Erickson, B. Nwachukwu, +5 authors A. Romeo
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Background: Overuse injuries to the elbow in the throwing athlete are common. Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR), commonly known as Tommy John surgery, is performed on both recreational and high-level athletes. There is no current literature regarding the incidence and demographic distribution of this surgical procedure in relation to patient age, location within the Unites States, and sex. Purpose: To determine the current demographic distribution of UCLR within the US population… CONTINUE READING
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    Interventional Clinical Trial
    This is a study of the muscle stabilizers of the elbow with respect to the prevention of Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) injuries in pitchers. Pitchers are assessed at spring… Expand
    ConditionsComplete Tear Ulnar Collateral Ligament, Elbow Injuries, Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament, (+2 more)
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    Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
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    Current Trends in Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Surgery Among Newly Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons
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    Operative Management of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Insufficiency in Adolescent Athletes
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    Incidence and Trends of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the United States
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    Operative Treatment of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Elbow in Athletes
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    Clinical Outcomes of the DANE TJ Technique to Treat Ulnar Collateral Ligament Insufficiency of the Elbow
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    Reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament in athletes.
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    Development of a National Cruciate Ligament Surgery Registry
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    Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in High School Baseball Players
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    Public Perceptions of Tommy John Surgery
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    The effects of medial ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction on Major League pitching performance.
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    Rate of Return to Pitching and Performance After Tommy John Surgery in Major League Baseball Pitchers
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