Definición de Tommy John surgery en inglés:

Tommy John surgery

Silabificación: Tom·my John sur·ger·y

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sustantivo

A surgical procedure in which a healthy tendon extracted from an arm (or sometimes a leg) is used to replace an arm’s torn ligament. The healthy tendon is threaded through holes drilled into the bone above and below the elbow.

Origen

1970s: named after Tommy John (1943–), a US major-league pitcher who, after a debilitating injury, was able to resume his career after undergoing this surgery. The procedure was devised specifically for John by US orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe in 1974.

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Palabra del día retroflex
Pronunciación: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
adjective
turned backwards