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Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

Dr. Frank Jobe Tommy John The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is the primary restraint to stress across the inside of the elbow.  Prior to the surgery pioneered by Dr. Frank Jobe (pictured above), an injury to the UCL was essentially career-ending for overhead athletes.  The surgical techniques [...]

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

Tennis Elbow

An Overview of Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is a painful condition marked by inflammation of the tendons that join the muscles of the forearm on the outside of the elbow joint. When athletes and other active individuals are struggling with the symptoms of this elbow condition, a [...]

Tennis Elbow

Golfers Elbow

An Overview of Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) Medial epicondylitis, more commonly known as golfer’s elbow, is an elbow condition caused by overuse of the flexor and pronator tendons on the inside of the elbow joint. Very similar to tennis elbow, this condition requires a team approach of physical therapists and elbow specialists in order [...]

Golfers Elbow

Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture

Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture Overview Injuries to the elbow joint are relatively common, especially in the athletic population. The biceps tendon is one of the structures within the elbow joint that can easily become injured from blunt force trauma or an excessive load on the joint. One possible injury is a distal biceps tendon [...]

Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture