Treatment of UCL in 2023 (P23-3)



Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the different types of UCL tear (acute vs chronic, partial vs complete) and location (proximal, midsubstance, distal)
  • Identify treatment options for UCL tears based on type of tear.

Course Faculty:

Steven B. Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen is a board certified sports medicine surgeon.  He is the head team physician to the Philadelphia Phillies and assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers.  His other roles include orthopaedic consultant for Immaculata University and Neumann University in addition to Penncrest and Strath Haven High Schools. Dr. Cohen served as the medical director for the Philadelphia Marathon for 10 years.  He currently serves on the medical advisory board for Major League Baseball. He is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and is the director of sports medicine research at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.  He has published and presented research extensively both nationally and internationally and has been an editor of 8 sports medicine books.  In 2009, Dr. Cohen was named as a “rising star” by Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Cohen is a native of Cherry Hill, NJ where he was a member of the top 5 nationally ranked, state championship Cherry Hill West baseball team and continued on to play collegiate baseball at Columbia University.  He received his medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Virginia.  He followed with a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, during which he worked closely with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Program.

Michael Ciccotti, MD

Dr. Ciccotti, Director of the Sports Medicine Team at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, is internationally recognized for his work in sports medicine.  He is the Everett J. and Marian Gordon Professor of Orthpaedic Surgery at Rothman Orthopaedics and Thomas Jefferson University. He is currently Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine as well as the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship and Research at Rothman Orthopaedics and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Committee, the President of the Orthopaedic Learning Center Board of Directors and the President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.  He has been the Head Team Physician and Medical Director for the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team as well as Saint Joseph’s University athletics for more than 25 years.

Alex Plum, DPT, PT, CSCS


Difficulty Level: Mastery

Target Audience: AT, PT, OT, MD/DO, PhD/PsyD, RN


  • Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
  • Examination, Assessment, and Diagnosis
  • Immediate and Emergency Care
  • Therapeutic Intervention

Delivery Method: Virtual Asychronus

CE for Athletic Trainers only: 1.75 Category A CEU’s; all others receive a certificate of attendance.

Cancellation Policy: Cancel anytime and apply the payment to a future course.

Approved Provider Statement: EBPcentral (BOC AP#10138) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainer. This program is eligible for 1.75 Category A CEUs.  ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational activity.


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