Skillfully Performing Tommy John Surgery for Patients in Reno, NV

Tommy John Surgery Reno NVDo you have a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in your elbow? This injury can often cause symptoms such as pain, swelling, tingling, numbness, weakness, or a popping sensation. If a torn UCL is affecting your daily routine, you may be a candidate for Tommy John surgery (also known as “UCL reconstruction”), particularly if your injury was caused by overuse. Dr. Rueben Nair — one of the experienced sports medicine physicians at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic — performs this procedure for patients in Reno, Nevada, and surrounding areas.

What Is Tommy John Surgery?

Tommy John surgery (named after a baseball player who was the first to undergo this procedure) involves replacing your UCL with a tendon from another part of your body, or from another source. When Tommy John had this surgery performed, the surgeon replaced his UCL with a ligament from his right wrist. Today, surgeons typically use tendons from the forearm, the hamstring, or the foot. In many cases, Tommy John surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that patients can go home later that day.

For More Information

If you’d like to learn more about Tommy John surgery and whether it’s appropriate for your condition, contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today. We’ll be happy to schedule a time for you to meet with Dr. Nair or one of the other orthopedic surgeons at our Reno, NV, location. Or, take advantage of our convenient online scheduling service. We look forward to helping restore your function, mobility, and quality of life.

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10539 Professional Circle, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521

(775) 392-3680

780 Vista Blvd, Suite 100
Sparks, NV 89434

973 Mica Drive, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89705

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2874 N. Carson Street, Suite 105
Carson City, NV 89703

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1749 North Stewart Street, Suite 50
Carson City, NV 89706


2874 N. Carson St. Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89703

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1520 Virginia Ranch Rd, Suite 101B
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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105 C Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415

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306 Surprise Street
Yerington, NV 89447

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2170 B South Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

I truly wish I could give them more than just 5 stars!

"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

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"Dr. Mike Fry is a wonderful doctor and caring person. When I saw him for the first time, he held my hand and said, “I’m going to make you well”, and he did! I had back surgery 2.5 years ago and still doing great. Thanks Doc!"

We were deeply impressed with the entire experience.

"We were deeply impressed with the entire experience. Candace should be commended for her work ethic. Also my experience with the x-ray tech was outstanding. I would not change anything."

Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent.

"My entire experience was just as good as I had planned…a great day! Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent. Thanks a lot!"

I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life.

"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."