UCL Repair

Young overhead athletes who sustain an injury to their medial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) complex, isolated to the proximal or distal end of the ligament and without chronic attritional damage, may benefit from a repair rather than a reconstruction procedure.1

Reference

1. Walters BL, Cain EL, Emblom BA, Frantz JT, Dugas JR. Ulnar collateral ligament repair with internal brace augmentation. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016;4(3 suppl3):2325967116S00071. doi:10.1177/2325967116S00071

The InternalBrace surgical technique is intended only to augment the primary repair/reconstruction by expanding the area of tissue approximation during the healing period and is not intended as a replacement for the native ligament. The InternalBrace technique is for use during soft tissue-to-bone fixation procedures and is not cleared for bone-to-bone fixation.

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Young overhead athletes who sustain an injury to their medial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) complex, isolated to the proximal or distal end of the ligament and without chronic attritional damage, may benefit from a repair rather than a reconstruction procedure.1

Reference

1. Walters BL, Cain EL, Emblom BA, Frantz JT, Dugas JR. Ulnar collateral ligament repair with internal brace augmentation. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016;4(3 suppl3):2325967116S00071. doi:10.1177/2325967116S00071

The InternalBrace surgical technique is intended only to augment the primary repair/reconstruction by expanding the area of tissue approximation during the healing period and is not intended as a replacement for the native ligament. The InternalBrace technique is for use during soft tissue-to-bone fixation procedures and is not cleared for bone-to-bone fixation.

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Surgical Technique Videos (3)

UCL Repair Using the InternalBrace™ System
Jeffrey Dugas, MD
08:06 | English | 04/05/2022 | VPT1-00559-en-US E
Lateral UCL Repair With the InternalBrace™ Ligament Augmentation Procedure
Todd Twiss, MD
10:44 | English | 03/21/2022 | VID1-01390-en-US B
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
Laura Timmerman, MD
07:26 | English | 12/31/2014 | VID1-00271-EN A

Surgical Technique Guides (1)

Elbow UCL Repair With the UCL InternalBrace™ System
English | 01/18/2022 | LT1-000230-en-US A

Presentation Videos (2)

UCL Repair with InternalBrace™ Ligament Augmentation
Jeffrey Dugas, MD
10:29 | English | 05/04/2017 | VPT1-00851-EN B
UCL Repair with InternalBrace™ Ligament Augmentation
Jim Bradley, MD
06:23 | English | 12/15/2016 | VPT1-00742-EN A