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Tommy johns rotator cuff surgery?

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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: 2 Different Surgerie

Tommy john surgery is an ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow.
Rotator cuff surgery is surgery to repair a tendon in the shoulder.

In brief: 2 Different Surgerie

Tommy john surgery is an ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow.
Rotator cuff surgery is surgery to repair a tendon in the shoulder.
Dr. Bryan Reuss
Dr. Bryan Reuss
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Elbow surgery

Tommy john surgery generally refers to a reconstruction of a ligament in the elbow.
This ligament is commonly injured in pitchers. Rotator cuff surgery is a shoulder surgery. Prior to the development of the surgery, a pitcher with this injury was done, career over. Tommy john was the biggest name to have a good outcome early in the surgery's development and has carried his name ever since.

In brief: Elbow surgery

Tommy john surgery generally refers to a reconstruction of a ligament in the elbow.
This ligament is commonly injured in pitchers. Rotator cuff surgery is a shoulder surgery. Prior to the development of the surgery, a pitcher with this injury was done, career over. Tommy john was the biggest name to have a good outcome early in the surgery's development and has carried his name ever since.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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