Friday, October 17, 2014

Denver Orthopedic Surgeons Know Exactly What to Do with Elbow Injuries

Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver, which has a team of experienced Denver orthopedic surgeons, understands that botched surgery doesn’t only end with poorer player performance; it could also end an athlete’s career altogether. UCL reconstruction is also known as ‘Tommy John surgery’, named after the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher who was the first to receive this treatment in 1974. In it, the ulnar collateral ligament, a muscle which connects the humerus to the ulna, is replaced by another tendon taken from somewhere else in the body. Although baseball pitchers are the ones most likely to require Tommy John surgery, practically anyone who experiences regular stress and trauma to the elbow is bound to visit an orthopedic surgeon in Denver or elsewhere for this treatment, including gymnasts and cheerleaders.


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