Location of UCL tears in MLB pitchers can help determine if surgery is necessary

Posted by on July 7, 2016 12:29 pm
Categories: health

Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries in Major League Baseball pitchers are high-impact due to player time lost, making treatment decisions an even greater challenge for physicians. New research shows that the location of ligament tears within a pitcher’s elbow can be key to predicting the success of non-operative treatment for these injuries, and deciding whether surgery should be recommended.

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