• ulnar collater
  • The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow, also known as the medial collateral ligament, plays an important role in stabilizing the elbow to valgus stress. (infectiousdiseaseadvisor.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)
  • 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)
  • injury
  • throwing a slider was associated with an 86% increased chance of elbow injury, while throwing a curveball was associated with an increase in pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • This injury is often termed " Little League elbow " and can be serious but does not require reconstructing the UCL. (wikipedia.org)