Tommy John Surgery (UCL Ligament)
Eliminate your elbow pain
Regenexx solutions provide a non-surgical option for many suffering from pain and loss of function due to an elbow injury. To learn more about whether Regenexx could be a solution for you, fill out our online candidacy form. One of our patient care coordinators will work with you to take the next steps toward recovery. Let’s talk today.Are You a Regenexx Candidate?
Avoid Elbow Surgery with Regenexx
Tommy John Surgery (TJS) is a colloquial 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. Pitchers can typically begin throwing again after 18 weeks and will miss a full professional season in recovery. A percentage never return to play while some careers are cut short. Regenexx has helped a number of high-level athletes with UCL tears avoid surgery and get back on the field faster.
During this outpatient procedure, our expert physicians use precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing mechanisms into the exact areas of damage in your elbow to repair damaged tissues and to improve function and mobility. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of surgery, with little to no need for opioid pain medications or time off of work. Call our patient care coordinators today to get started on your path to recovery.
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- Increased function
- Pain reduction
- Most individuals do not experience extensive downtime
- Minimal time off of work
- No surgery
- Minimal use of mobility tools (crutches, etc.)
- Minimal disruption of regular routine
Regenexx has performed more than 132,000 procedures worldwide. Regenexx keeps records of Regenexx procedures performed by physicians in our network in our outcomes database.View Outcomes
Regenexx Safety Report
Regenexx has extensive research to support the safety of our procedures. Our study is the largest in the world on the safety of interventional orthopedic treatments.Safety Reports
Treating Tennis & Golfer's Elbow
Dr. John Pitts discusses two common overuse injuries and how Regenexx-SCP and Regenexx-SD can help treat these problems non-surgically.Watch Video
Are You A Candidate for the Regenexx Tommy John Surgery (UCL Ligament) Procedure?
Speak with a Regenexx patient liaison to learn more about how we can help.
- We listen to your specific situation and concerns.
- We answer questions related to your condition and Regenexx.
- We explain the patient process for considering a tommy john surgery (ucl ligament) procedure.
- We can schedule a time to meet with a Regenexx physician near you.