The New York Times - Dr. Bradford Parsons: “A Revolutionary Surgery, Now as Typical as a Sinker”

 – March 7, 2014  –– 

In the past four decades, advancements in Tommy John Surgery — which involves grafting a tendon from the forearm into the elbow to act as a ligament — and the rehabilitation process have cut the standard recovery period nearly in half. “With the number of people playing overhead sports who have an injury to the U.C.L., this is an international phenomenon, allowing athletes from all over the world to keep up their level of play,” said Bradford Parsons, MD, Chief of Shoulder Surgery and Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Learn more