Elbow Reconstruction Surgery
Rebuilding the Ulnar Collateral Ligament
The elbow, like the knee, is held together by a crucial network of ligaments.
One of these ligaments, the ulnar collateral ligament, prevents the elbow
from dislocating or falling out of the joint. When this ligament is damaged
or loose, the elbow loses stability—causing pain and reducing functional power.
Elbow reconstruction involves grafting a tendon from elsewhere in the body
or from a donor, and anchoring it to both the ulna and the humerus. It
is also stitched to the current ligament, so the patient keeps as much
of their natural tissue as possible. Elbow reconstruction keeps the elbow
tightly stable, allowing athletes to return to their sport with confidence.
Florida Orthopaedic Specialists
At Tenet Florida Physician Services, we specialize in helping athletes
regain and maintain limb stability and strength. Our orthopaedic physicians
are specialists in multiple disciplines in the field, including sports
medicine, physical therapy, and arthroscopic surgery. We combine these
skills to provide athletes with powerful and comprehensive treatment with
shortened recovery time.
Contact TFPS as soon as possible to receive the treatment you need to function again.