Tommy John Surgery (UCL Reconstruction)

Tommy John Surgery (UCL Reconstruction)

Andrew Ellison

In January 2015, which was my junior year in high school (Veterans High, Kathleen, GA), I was being recruited by some colleges to play college baseball. My dream was to play baseball as long as I could, and college was my next step.

I was long tossing with some friends getting ready for my junior season when I felt a pop and heard a snap in my right elbow. I immediately knew something bad had happened. I was examined by a local orthopedist who did an MRI that was inconclusive.

Hayden Henderson

During my senior season of high school softball, I tore the UCL in my elbow. Dr. Emblom was there for me to do Tommy John surgery. I was able to go forth with my college softball scholarship at Auburn University at Montgomery. My freshman year, I started as the rightfielder and our team we went on to win the 2015 NAIA Softball National Championship in Sioux City, Iowa.

I love everyone that works in the Andrews office and Dr. Emblom because of the friendliness and kindness he has for his patients.

Cole Collins

Our family is so grateful for Dr. Benton Emblom & Dr. Lyle Cain. Cole received 4 surgeries within 3 1/2 years.

The second time he broke his arm, he had reconstructive surgery to replace the rods and screws from the previous surgery. Dr. Emblom was gracious enough to ask if we were okay with Dr. Cain assisting him during surgery; of course we said, YES! We felt so blessed that God sent us to the BEST doctors whom took excellent care of Cole. They were determined, as was Cole, to get him back to the game of baseball that he loves.