How long does it take to recover from Tommy John surgery?

A person can start with range of motion activities as soon as the doctor gives permission and if these activities do not cause pain. The athlete can start with throwing exercises generally in about two months and slowly work up to a full recovery. Complete recovery can take anywhere from 18 to 24 months.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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