UCL Tears

UCL1The surgical approach: This ligament is located in the elbow and is often injured in throwing athletes, such as pitchers.  The “Tommy John’s” surgery involves replacing the ligament with a tendon. The challenge:  This is often a career-ending injury for many athletes, even after surgery. However, some players go on to play a few more years after losing one to two seasons of play.

The RIT approach: Uses ultrasound stress testing along with Physical Therapy examination to diagnose areas of weakness often missed on an MRI. The physician injects platelets or stem cells into these exact tissues. RIT delivers quicker recovery and quicker return to athletic participation.