Revision Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

Jeremy R. Bruce, MD; Neal S. ElAttrache, MD; James R. Andrews, MD


J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018;26(11):377-385. 

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As UCL injuries occur and the number of reconstructions increases, the need for revision reconstructions will also grow. For a successful outcome, revision reconstruction requires appropriate planning and knowledge of the index procedure. Although revision outcomes lag behind those of primary UCL reconstruction, pitchers have successfully returned to play after revision UCL procedures. Additional research is needed on revision outcomes and safe return to play after primary and revision UCL reconstruction.