Re: Matt Harvey - torn UCL in his elbow
Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
From what I understand, ligaments do not repair themselves if the damage is more than microscopic. Ligaments do not fuse back together like broken bones do. Ligaments do not heal like a cut does. Once a ligament is torn the only way to get back to 100% is to replace the ligament with a new one.
that's how I understand it too -- something about lack of blood flow -- I know I had a torn ligament removed from my hand -- but it was not replaced & I can't say I've missed it -- but then it was not my elbow & I'm never going to be a pitcher
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