Elbow UCL Injury
Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair With Suture Augmentation Is Biomechanically Equivalent to Reconstruction and Clinically Demonstrates Excellent Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Purpose: To systematically review (1) biomechanical properties of augmented elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) repair compared with reconstruction and (2) clinical efficacy and complication rates of UCL repair with and without augmentation.
Clinical Outcomes of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Surgery in Nonthrowing Athletes
Background: Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) surgery continues to demonstrate excellent clinical outcomes and a high return-toplay (RTP) rate with a low complication rate. Recent studies have demonstrated similar clinical outcomes for baseball players who have undergone either UCL reconstruction or UCL repair. In comparison, few studies have assessed the clinical outcomes of UCL surgery for nonthrowing athletes.
Revision Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Professional Baseball
Background: Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction of the elbow is commonly performed on professional baseballpitchers. Recent reports have suggested that revision rates are on the rise and may be higher than previously thought.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings of the Asymptomatic Elbow Predict Injuries and Surgery in Major League Baseball Pitchers
Background: Repetitive pitching produces significant stress on the elbow that may result in structural abnormalities discernable on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without causing symptoms.
Major League Baseball Pitching Performance After Tommy John Surgery and the Effect of Tear Characteristics, Technique, and Graft Type.
Background: Return to play and player satisfaction have been quite high after ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR); however, there has been little reported on how outcomes are affected by surgical technique, graft type, and tear characteristics.
Biomechanical Comparison of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction With the Docking Technique Versus Repair With Internal Bracing.
Background: The modified Jobe technique of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction has previously been biomechanically compared with primary repair augmented with internal bracing. However, the docking technique has not been compared with repair with internal bracing.
Risk of Retear Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using a Hybrid Graft of Autograft Augmented With Allograft Tissue: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Purpose: To compare the risk of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure in patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with either autograft tissue or hybrid grafts.
Graft Choice and the Incidence of Osteoarthritis After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Causal Analysis From a Cohort of 541 Patients.
Background: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is important to prevent knee osteoarthritis. Neither of the 2 most common graft techniques-the patellar tendon (PT) or hamstring tendon (HS) graft-has demonstrated superiority in terms of the long-term osteoarthritis rate.
Significant anterior enlargement of femoral tunnel aperture after hamstring ACL reconstruction, compared to bone-patellar tendon-bone graft.
Purpose: This study aimed to retrospectively compare the enlargement and migration of the femoral tunnel aperture after anatomic rectangular tunnel anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with a bone-patella tendon-bone (BTB) or hamstring tendon (HT) graft using three-dimensional (3-D) computer models.
Increased knee laxity with hamstring tendon autograft compared to patellar tendon autograft: a cohort study of 5462 patients with primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Purpose: To compare anterior knee laxity and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) between anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) performed with bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) and hamstring tendon (HT) autografts and, moreover, to study any correlation between postoperative anterior knee laxity and PROMs.
Editorial Commentary: National Football League Hopefuls Beware: Your Stock May Be Falling After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Abstract: Making a National Football League (NFL) team is tough; making one after undergoing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is tougher.
Platelet-Rich Plasma for Primary Treatment of Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears
Background: Jobe revolutionized the treatment of medial ulnar collateral ligament (MUCL) tears with his reconstruction technique. However, not all MUCL injuries require operative management; Rettig showed that 42% of MUCL injuries respond to conservative management.
Performance and Return to Sport After Tommy John Surgery Among Major League Baseball Position Players
Background: The anterior bundle of the medial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is the primary restraint to valgus stress at the elbow and is often injured among overhead throwing athletes. Despite prevention strategies, injuries to the elbow UCL are on the rise.