Superbowl Knee Injuries and How Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments Can Help

Superbowl Knee Injuries and How Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments Can Help

It has been an insane season so far for football fans, especially if you saw the AFC championship game. The Seahawks and 49ers were battling it out for a chance to play in the Superbowl against the Broncos. However, when it comes down to big time games there is a high risk for injuries as well, just ask NaVaorro Bowman the 49ers linebacker. He sustained a torn MCL and ACL in as a result of a gruesome injury to his left knee. Seattle’s wideout Jermaine Kearse fell on Bowman’s left knee causing it to bend inward in a horrific manner. This play was a defining moment during the game to say the least, because Mr. Bowman never let go of the football during the play.

It is to say without a doubt that the 49er’s linebacker is going to knee surgery regarding his ACL and MCL, if you don’t believe me just look up the play. Post surgery, I would advise the 49er’s linebacker to look into platelet rich plasma therapy in order to accelerate his recovery time so he can get back on the field sooner. Platelet Rich Plasma treatment will allow for the use of growth factors, derived from the patients own blood to actually heal sites if injury. In Mr. Bowmans case his own blood would be spun in a centrifuge to obtain high-density platelet rich plasma, which would then be administered under ultrasound guidance into his left knee around his ACL and MCL. The point of using PRP therapy in this case is because tendons and ligaments have a limited supply of blood, which delays the healing time.

If you or someone you may know is interested in Platelet Rich Plasma therapy , I encourage you to come in for a consult at my office Cross Bay Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Howard Beach, New York. Not only will I be able to inform you about the procedure in depth, but I will also be able to determine if you are a viable candidate for the procedure as well.

By Benjamin Bieber

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