Tommy John Surgery: Dr. Andrew Green Explains Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

Dr. Andrew Green, Chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Division at University Orthopedics, discusses Ulnar Collateral Ligament reconstruction – also known as Tommy John surgery. In the below video he explains what the procedure entails, why it’s sometimes needed and how to prevent needing it in the first place.

About Dr. Andrew Green

Dr. Green is a fellowship-trained specialist in problems of the shoulder, elbow, and upper extremity. He is an internationally recognized expert in shoulder and elbow surgery and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery ( in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, New England Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” and is listed in the Guide to America’s Top Orthopedists, and Who’s Who in America.

Each year he evaluates more than one thousand new patients and performs over 400 arthroscopic, reconstructive, joint replacement, and trauma surgeries for a broad spectrum of shoulder and elbow disorders. Most commonly, he treats patients for rotator cuff disorders (impingement syndrome and tears), shoulder dislocations and instability, labral tears, arthritis, fractures and sports injuries, using minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques and both standard and reverse total shoulder replacement. Dr. Green is an attending surgeon at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and a consultant at the Providence V.A. Medical Center.