• ulnar collater
  • A sprain to the ulnar collateral ligament occurs when the ligament gets stretched or torn, usually as a result of an injury. (jointpaininfo.com)
  • Any type of injury in which the thumb is pulled away from the index finger can result in an ulnar collateral ligament sprain. (jointpaininfo.com)
  • Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, also known as Tommy John surgery (TJS), is a surgical graft procedure where the ulnar collateral ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with either a tendon from elsewhere in the patient's body, or tendon from donated tissue of a cadaver. (wikipedia.org)
  • A 2016 study explained 22% of the variation in those needing ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, citing handedness, standard deviation of release point, days lost to arm and shoulder injuries, previous ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, number of hard pitches, ERA-, and age as the known risk factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • In younger athletes, whose epiphyseal plate (growth plate) is still open, the force on the inside of the elbow during throwing is more likely to cause the elbow to fail at this point than at the ulnar collateral ligament. (wikipedia.org)
  • stress
  • Dr. Trumble had relied upon my detailed subjective history along with his objective tests using ultrasound and stress fluoroscopy for proof of my instability of my elbow. (si-instability.com)
  • The risk of injury to the throwing athlete's UCL is thought to be extremely high as the amount of stress through this structure approaches its ultimate tensile strength during a hard throw. (wikipedia.org)