Tommy John Surgery Quiz

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How well do you know the history and science behind Tommy John Surgery?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tommy John Surgery is known as "Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction" in medical practice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    About one in _________ active Major League pitchers has undergone Tommy John Surgery, a(n) ___________ from one out of every nine in 2003. 
    • A. 

      Fifteen, decrease

    • B. 

      Four, increase

    • C. 

      Seven, increase

    • D. 

      Twelve, decrease

  • 3. 
    About _______ percent of pitchers fully recover from Tommy John Surgery
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      85

  • 4. 
    How long does it typically take pitchers to recover from Tommy John Surgery?
    • A. 

      12-15 months

    • B. 

      Two years

    • C. 

      18 months

    • D. 

      Six months

  • 5. 
    When performing Tommy John Surgery, surgeons take part of either the hamstring or forearm ligament and graft that into the elbow to replace the torn elbow ligament.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False