“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!” and if you happen to be Kobe Bryant, then if it worked the first time, why question it? Kobe Bryant is traveling to Germany to have another round of platelet-rich plasma therapy on his right knee, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Bryant underwent platelet rich plasma therapy in 2011 while recovering from surgery to remove bone fragments from his knee.
The therapeutic potential of plasma rich plasma therapy, allows for cells in your own body such as chondrocytes, synoviocytes, macrophages, and mesenchymal stem cells, to grow at a faster rate, thanks to growth factors found with the platelet rich plasma. This type of treatment help’s rebuild injured or partially torn muscle, ligament, cartilage and tendons using components found from within your own body.
The wonderful aspect of this type of treatment is not only can they be performed within a doctor’s office rather than a hospital setting, but that this treatment avoids invasive surgical procedures that may require weeks if not months of physical therapy rehabilitation afterwards. In addition, if you’re curious about how the physician will know where to administer the injection, don't fret because this procedure is performed under ultrasound guidance, which allows for accurate needle placement.
So if you desire non-invasive procedures with minimal to no risk, or have questions about this type of procedure I invite you to inquire more about it at my office, Cross Bay Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation P.C., also known as Cross Bay PMR, located in Howard Beach, New York.