UCL reconstruction surgery

UCL reconstruction surgery is used to repair an ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury, particularly in athletes. It involves replacing the injured tendon with one from somewhere else in the body, for example from the wrist, forearm, toe, hip, knee or foot. Sometimes a donor tendon is used.

How long does it take to recover?

Recovery depends on the type of procedure and the previous level of activity, but can take between one and two years. Your surgeon will be able to discuss your recovery in more detail with you.

 

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