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Management of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries in Overhead Athletes
Clin Should Elbow 2019;22:235-240
Published online December 1, 2019;  https://doi.org/10.5397/cise.2019.22.4.235
© 2019 Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society.

Suk-Hwan Jang

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine Research Institute, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Suk-Hwan Jang
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine Research Institute, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, 9 Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04551, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2270-0028, Fax: +82-2-2270-0023, E-mail: orthopodjang@gmail.com, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7880-2797
Review article does not need an IRB approval.
Received August 16, 2019; Revised October 16, 2019; Accepted October 22, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 Abstract
Ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the elbow are frequent among overhead athletes. The incidence of ulnar collateral ligament reconstructions (UCLRs) in high-level players has increased dramatically over the past decade, but the optimal technique of UCLR is controversial. Surgeons need to manage the patients expectations appropriately when considering the mode of treatment. This article reviews current studies on the management of ulnar collateral ligament injuries, particularly in overhead athletes.
Keywords : Joint instability; Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction; Elbow joint; Athletes