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Repair and InternalBrace Augmentation of the Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament

For more than 4 decades, reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) using some type of autograft tissue has been the standard of care for UCL-injured athletes. This article reviews the history of UCL repair including the rationale for the revival of interest in primary repair of the UCL as an option for the treatment of select athletes as well as the early clinical results indicating the short-term successful outcomes of the procedure in properly selected athletes.

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Source: Musculoskeletal Key