Expert Joint Reconstruction in Phoenix


Expert Joint Reconstruction in Phoenix

Having one of your joints reconstructed is certainly not a decision that should be taken lightly, but does have the potential to drastically improve the quality of your life. If you do decide to move forward with ACL, MCL or UCL reconstruction, the professionals at Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics are the experts to trust for quality adult joint reconstruction.

ACL Reconstruction

This procedure rebuilds a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which is located in the knee, using rebuilt tissue, which most commonly comes from the kneecap tendon or hamstring tendon. This tissue can either come from a donor or from the patient’s own body.

MCL Reconstruction

Medial collateral ligament (MCL) reconstruction is intended to restore stability to the inner knee if the ligament has not responded to previous treatment attempts. The MCL is rebuilt using tissue from the patient’s body or a donor. Several top-tier professional football players, including Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson and Rob Gronkowski, have undergone both ACL and MCL reconstructions.

UCL Reconstruction

A torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), located in the elbow, can be rebuilt using tendon tissue from the patient’s body or a donor. Baseball fans may know UCL reconstruction as Tommy John surgery, named for its first recipient who was a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers at the time.

Although not limited to the position, hundreds of pitchers have undergone this sports injury procedure due to the repetitive, hard-throwing motion they use. The list of current and former Major League Baseball players to undergo UCL reconstruction includes:

  • Rick Ankiel
  • Bronson Arroyo
  • A.J. Burnett
  • Jose Canseco
  • Chris Carpenter
  • Joba Chamberlain
  • Shin-Soo Choo
  • Carl Crawford
  • Yu Darvish
  • Jacob deGrom
  • Adam Eaton
  • Eric Gagne
  • Matt Harvey
  • Tim Hudson
  • John Lackey
  • Paul Molitor
  • Joe Nathan
  • John Smoltz
  • Stephen Strasburg
  • Adam Wainwright
  • Kerry Wood
  • Victor Zambrano
  • Jordan Zimmerman
  • And Many More

Expert Joint Reconstruction in Phoenix

Joint reconstruction is not just for professional athletes. The experts at the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics are the ones to turn to whether you need ACL, MCL or UCL reconstruction in the Phoenix, Arizona area. We know you likely have questions about this important procedure, so don’t hesitate to contact us today, or give us a call at 1-855-409-7520 to schedule an appointment.