Treatment for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears
If you are facing treatment for a tear in your ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in your elbow, you may be an athlete who throws, such as a baseball pitcher. For professional or competitive athletes, surgical repair is often desired. For recreational players and everyone else with UCL injuries, there are more conservative options to consider first. Many UCL tears heal with medicine, physical therapy and rest. If the problem persists, there are several surgical options that may help.
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Treatments We Provide
Arthroscopic surgery can repair serious damage. If you have a torn ligament or tendon, it is repaired if possible. If it is too damaged for a simple repair, it can be replaced with a tissue graft.
To stabilize your elbow, your doctor may require you to use a splint, sling or brace. This helps keep it still so it can heal, and limits the pain that comes with moving.
Outpatient rehabilitation services are offered in a variety of settings and locations to ensure you receive the best treatment options available. Conditions we treat range from sports-related injuries and post-surgical conditions to general sprains and strains from everyday living.
A physical therapist can teach you special exercises that strengthen nearby muscles and ease stress on connecting tendons and ligaments.