Ulnar collateral ligament injury in the elbow: current trends for treatment

Matthew V. Smith, David L. Bernholt

Abstract

The last two decades have seen a drastic rise in the incidence of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries and their surgical treatment. There continues to be a better understanding of the related anatomy and biomechanics, as research continues to be active on the topic of the UCL of the elbow. The growing body of knowledge regarding UCL anatomy and biomechanics continue to inform surgeons on approaches for treatment, which continue to evolve.