Thursday, November 8, 2007
U.S. Professional Soccer Athlete Injected with Platelet Rich Plasma
In addition to chronic (long term) injuries, Platelet Rich Plasma is being applied to the high level athlete to accelerate recovery. Numerous professional athletes have received PRP for a common knee injury, an MCL (medial Collateral Ligament) sprain. While I'm not an elite athlete by any means, I received a similar injection following a surfing accident. I just ran full speed tonight without any limitations, now appx 9 wks post injection. http://prpinjection.blogspot.com/2007/10/prp-knee-injection-8-wks-post-injection.html
Another athlete was injected by myself & my colleague Mike Gerhadt MD. This positive outcome was reported on CBS Evening news with Katie Kouric.