Tommy John surgery - definition and synonyms

noun

or ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a medical operation which uses a tendon from another part of the body to replace damaged ligament in the elbow

    Since the first procedure in 1974, many Major League Baseball pitchers have undergone Tommy John surgery. This is a long and difficult recovery for pitchers, as the ulnar collateral ligament needs complete reconstruction.

    Submitted by Harris Park from United Kingdom on 24/04/2012