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Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Joshua S. Dines
  • David W. Altchek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Xinning Li, LTC Josef K. Eichinger
    Pages 1-10
  3. Kenneth Durham Weeks III, David M. Dines
    Pages 11-16
  4. David C. Gerhardt, E. Lyle Cain
    Pages 17-25
  5. Sheref E. Hassan, Daryl C. Osbahr
    Pages 27-34
  6. Lauren M. Fabian, Stan A. Conte
    Pages 35-41
  7. William Piwnica-Worms, Brian Grawe, Joshua S. Dines
    Pages 43-51
  8. Susie Muir, John V. Crues III
    Pages 53-66
  9. Brett Lurie, Jan Fritz, Hollis G. Potter
    Pages 67-77
  10. Michael C. Ciccotti, Levon N. Nazarian, Michael G. Ciccotti
    Pages 79-91
  11. Jaicharan J. Iyengar, Christopher S. Ahmad
    Pages 93-97
  12. Michael E. Angeline, John M. Zajac, Albert O. Gee, Joshua S. Dines, David W. Altchek
    Pages 99-106
  13. Felix H. Savoie III, Michael J. O’Brien, Larry D. Field
    Pages 115-124
  14. Miguel A. Ramirez, Anand M. Murthi
    Pages 135-140
  15. Tony Wanich, Jared M. Newman, Lewis A. Yocum
    Pages 141-148
  16. Joshua S. Dines, Alexandra D. Berger, David W. Altchek
    Pages 149-154
  17. Anthony James Scillia, Jeffrey R. Dugas
    Pages 155-165
  18. Benjamin C. Service, Neal S. Elattrache, Daryl C. Osbahr
    Pages 167-174

About this book


Presenting a comprehensive discussion of the biomechanics, assessment, diagnosis and management of injuries to the elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), including video clips of selected surgical techniques, this is a thorough and practical text for any clinician seeing athletes with this increasingly common injury. The book is organized thematically, beginning with anatomy and biomechanics of the ligament. Diagnosis of these injuries follows, with chapters focusing on both physical exam tests and imaging studies. Chapters on both conservative treatment and surgical approaches form the heart of the text, including revision surgery and complications, and review the variety of techniques and expected outcomes. Additionally, individual chapters are devoted to the female and high school-aged athlete. Proper rehabilitation is essential and rounds out the text, including a unique focus on sports-specific rehabilitation. Written and edited by top clinicians in orthopedics and sports medicine, this book is an essential reference for diagnosing and treating injuries to the elbow UCL.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joshua S. Dines
    • 1
  • David W. Altchek
    • 2
  1. 1.Sports Medicine and Shoulder ServiceHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Sports Medicine and Shoulder ServiceHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Joshua S. Dines, MD, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA

David W. Altchek, MD, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
  • Book Subtitle A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Editors Joshua S. Dines
    David W. Altchek
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4899-7539-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-7847-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-7540-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 281
  • Number of Illustrations 119 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sports Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This book is dedicated to a singular problem of the elbow: the ulnar collateral ligament injury. … This is perhaps the most comprehensive book on this topic I have ever read. It is well designed, up to date, easy to read, and a valuable guide for orthopedic surgeons treating these patients. It is a worthy addition to the institutional library and a must-have for anyone who does UCL surgery.” (Mark R. Hutchinson, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2015)