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The ligament injured is the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) on the inside of the elbow joint. The surgeon must reconstruct the ligament using a tendon from the forearm.

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Can Tommy John surgery help with tendonitis in the shoulder?

Tommy John surgery is performed on the elbow.

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What is the cost of Tommy john surgery?

100,000 aleast

What is Tommy John surgery?

Tommy John surgery 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, knee, or foot of the patient).

Did Nolan Ryan ever have Tommy John surgery?

No, it does not appear that Nolan Ryan ever had this type of surgery.

What mets pitcher had Tommy john surgery and went to Colorado?

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If you have Tommy John Surgery do you normally throw harder after the surgery?

Typicaally, you do. However, many believe it is because of hard you work to get back on the field.

How painful is Tommy john surgery?

Very painfull, my son had it 3 days ago and in alot if pain!

What is the surgery for baseball picthers?

The more commonly used name for it is "Tommy John Surgery". Its actually called UCL or Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction. It is a procedure where a ligament in the elbow is replaced with a ligament from elsewhere in the body. It was named after a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher named of course, Tommy John, who was the first to successfully go through the surgery.

Who won the Tony Conigliaro Award in 2004?

* Dewon Brazelton, Underwent reconstructive knee surgery and Tommy John surgery before graduating from high school

How much does Tommy john surgery cost?

All the websites that I've researched this question at don't give the pricing, but I would think of it to be very expensive. If you want an exact price I suggest going to your surgeon and asking him/her how much it cost.

What kind of exercise can help prevent Tommy John surgery?

Exercises with elbow pronation, supination and flexion are key to keeping the elbow in proper condition