The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) can become stretched, frayed or torn through the stress of repetitive throwing motions, causing ulnar collateral ligament injuries.
Professional pitchers have been the athletes treated most often for this problem. Javelin throwers and football, racquet sports, ice hockey, and water polo players have also been reported to injure the UCL. A fall on an outstretched arm can also lead to UCL rupture (often with elbow dislocation).
- Repeated stress
- Overhead movement
- Throwing movements
- Sports injury
- Pain on the inside of the elbow.
- A sense of looseness or instability in the elbow.
- Irritation of the "funny bone" or ulnar nerve: This is felt as tingling or numbness in the small finger and ring finger.
- Decreased ability to throw a baseball or other object.
- Pain during Elbow movement
- Arthroscopic Debridement
- Repair or Reconstruction