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Tommy John Surgery Keeps Careers Alive


April 4, 2012 8:30 AM EDT April 4 (Bloomberg) -- One out of nine Major League Baseball players have undergone Tommy John surgery to replace the ulnar collateral ligament in their elbows. A torn UCL was a career-ending injury prior to 1974 when Dr. Frank Jobe performed a revolutionary procedure on Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John. Today, the success rate is close to 90 percent. Dominic Chu reports on Bloomberg Television's "InsideTrack." (Source: Bloomberg) (Bloomberg)

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