Tommy John Surgery Keeps Careers Alive

Tommy John Surgery Keeps Careers Alive

Apr. 4, 2012
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)
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