Thursday, November 8, 2007

U.S. Professional Soccer Athlete Injected with Platelet Rich Plasma

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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.,1,3735874.story?coll=la-sports-chivas
Another athlete was injected by myself & my colleague Mike Gerhadt MD. This positive outcome was reported on CBS Evening news with Katie Kouric.

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