What southpaw pitcher's name is synonymous with ulnar collateral ligament surgery?
#67817. Asked by pocketbookdiva. (Jul 04 06 6:40 AM)
Tommy John surgery, known by doctors as ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (or UCL), is a surgical procedure in which a ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body (often from the forearm, hamstring, or foot of the patient). The surgery is named after Tommy John, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers who was the first professional athlete to successfully undergo the operation in 1974. The procedure was performed by Dr. Frank Jobe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_John_surgery
Jul 04 06, 6:50 AM
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