By Jim Monaghan
Baseball Health Network
Dr. Jeff Dugas is on the staff of Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham AL where he deals with all types of orthopedic sports injuries.
He has recently pioneered a new surgical technique that is a terrific alternative for young athletes who have injured their ulna collateral ligament.
In this video, Dr. Christopher Ahmad from the Baseball Health Network shares this new technique that includes the use of a swivel lock and high-strength sutures.
The result of this procedure is accelerated rehabilitation of the arm in which the athlete can begin a throwing program within ten weeks and be back to full competition in six months, or about half the time using current methods.
PLEASE NOTE – the video contains graphic scenes of a surgical procedure.