ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction

noun

: 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

Examples of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scott Effross, New York Yankees, relief pitcher: Effross is likely to miss all of 2023 after undergoing ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (known as Tommy John surgery). Jacob Gurvis, Sun Sentinel, 24 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ulnar%20collateral%20ligament%20reconstruction. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction

noun
: 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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