Autograft Recovery (UCL Tear) [Elbow]


This outpatient procedure requires a splint for 10 to 12 days, followed by a hinged brace for one to two weeks.  A structured physical therapy program is then prescribed to help restore the elbow’s range of motion and strength. Return to contact sports may take up to a period of six months, and return for an overhead or throwing athlete (baseball) may take up to a period of eight months for position players and up to 12 months for pitchers.

Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction allows a reliable return for overhead athletes or workers to their pre-injury level.