Baseball After “Tommy John” Surgery: High Return To Play Rates

Baseball After “Tommy John” Surgery: High Return To Play Rates

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flag football tournament 1495021450 1913163330 Baseball After “Tommy John” Surgery: High Return To Play RatesBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Surgery to reconstruct the torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow can result in return to play rates around 90% for high school aged athletes
If you’re talented enough to be drafted in MLB, your elbow surgery does not seem to have any negative effects on your ability to advance professionally

Surgery to rebuild the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow is often referred to as “Tommy John” surgery, named after the former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher who successfully returned to play after pioneer surgeon Dr…

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