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This is a type of major procedure wherein the ulnar collateral ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from somewhere else in the body.
In 1974, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John underwent an experimental graft reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow of his throwing arm to repair a career-ending injury; the procedure, which proved successful, is now referred to as "Tommy John surgery.
The ulnar collateral ligament supports the inside of the elbow and is responsible for holding the ulna to the distal end of the humerus.
Gamekeeper's thumb is a common injury and is used to describe an acute or chronic injury of the ulnar collateral ligament of the first metacarpophalangeal joint.
He will replace Manny Corpas who is likely done for the year with sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
Kreiner set the American record in May 2007 before suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament, which required "Tommy John" surgery last July.
Dodgers third baseman Andy LaRoche was activated from the 15-day disabled list and officially optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas, where he had been on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment after undergoing surgery in March for a turn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb.
Since throwing a pitch is not a natural arm motion, over-pitching can result in a torn ulnar collateral ligament.