Other Elbow Conditions
Tommy John Surgery is a name for a surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), the ligament that holds the elbow together and stabilizes it. Injuries to the UCL are especially common in baseball among pitchers due to the incredible physical strain caused to the arm by pitching. The common treatment for pitchers suffering from tears in their UCL has been the Tommy John Surgery, a procedure that involves drilling holes in the ulna and the humerus and attaching a graft tendon taken from elsewhere in the body. The recovery process is very long and painful. Pitchers can typically begin throwing again after 18 weeks and will usually miss a full year in recovery.
During Stem Cell Recruitment, your physician will use image guidance to inject amniotic fluid into the highly inflamed areas of your ulnar collateral ligament to help repair the damaged areas of the ligament and improve function of your damaged tissue. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of surgery, with little to no need for pain medications or time off of work. Call our physician referral coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery!
Treatment is covered by most insurance policies.
Amniotic fluid injections are often covered by Workers’ Comp., Medicare, VA, and TriCare. Consult your physician to see if you are covered or call us at 954 361-3343.