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Cost analysis of Tommy John surgery for Major League Baseball teams

The economic loss following ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR) in Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers has not been evaluated. The purpose of this study is to quantify the financial impact of UCLR on MLB teams. We hypothesize that MLB teams incur significant losses annually as a result of salaries paid to injured players following reconstruction.

Source : JSES
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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
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