ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction

noun

Definition of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction

: a surgical procedure in which a torn ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow is replaced with a tendon graft typically obtained from a superficial muscle of the forearm : tommy john surgery The usual recovery time for ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction is anywhere from nine to 18 months, Grizzlies trainer Richard Stark said.— Marek Warszawski And there is ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, which nearly everyone has come to call Tommy John surgery.— Bud Poliquin

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ulnar%20collateral%20ligament%20reconstruction. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction

noun

Medical Definition of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction

: a surgical procedure in which a torn ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow is replaced with a tendon graft typically obtained from the palmaris longus

called also Tommy John surgery

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