Elbow injuries in athletes are common. For example, they account for 22% of all injuries in baseball players. Ulnar collateral ligament injuries can be either traumatic or result from repetitive overhead stresses. This presentation is part two of a two-part series and will cover the following:
- Differences between surgical repair and surgical reconstruction of the UCL
- Cutting-edge UCL repair techniques
- Rehabilitation guidelines for patients following UCL repair
Run Time: 1 hour
Instructional Level: Physical Therapists, PTA's, Students, Athletic Trainers
Requirements: Personal Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone with access to Broadband Internet (<1.4 mbps)
Examination: 3-question test. Passing grade of 70% or higher required for certificate
Course Evaluation: Yes
Certificate of Completion: Yes
|30 min||UCL surgical repair techniques||Jeff Dugas|
|20 min||Rehabilitation guidelines for patients following UCL repair||Kevin Wilk|
|5 min||Questions||Kevin Wilk|
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to:
- Compare and contrast patient outcomes for UCL repair and UCL reconstruction
- Summarize current surgical techniques for UCL repair
- Develop a rehabilitation protocol for overhead throwing patients recovering from UCL repair surgery
Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe 3 advantages of a UCL repair with augmentation vs. A reconstruction for the athlete with a UCL injury.
2. Demonstrate 4 isotonic exercises that are included in the Advanced Throwers Ten Program for the overhead, throwing athlete.
3. Integrate 3 manual rhythmic stabilization techniques for improving strength and stability in the athlete with a UCL repair.
4. Explain the role/importance of hip and core exercises in the rehabilitation of an overhead, throwing athlete.
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