UCL and RCL Repair

This involves making an incision over the disrupted ligament and repairing the native tissue.

UCL and RCL Repair

If a collateral ligament fails to heal with conservative management or is significantly displaced (i.e. Stener lesion), surgical intervention may be necessary. This involves making an incision over the disrupted ligament and repairing the native tissue when able or reconstructing the ligament with a tendon autograft if a primary repair is not possible. A primary repair will often involve the use of a small suture anchor in the bone to ensure a solid repair. The patient will need to be immobilized over the next four to six weeks to ensure that the ligament heals properly. After that point, the patient will begin therapy to regain motion and strength. A therapist may make you a custom removable brace that you can wear at times for rest and comfort.

UCL and RCL Repair, UCL and RCL Rupture

Personalized care

As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free. 

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