This past Tuesday, October 2nd marked a milestone for Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy. It was the first time the celebrated former All-Star participated in training camp practice in over two years. Debilitating knee pain due to severe arthritis had affected his performance, and when knee surgeries did not provide relief, he retired from the game. Six months after his retirement, he underwent platelet rich plasma injections which gave him enough relief to make a comeback that few had expected.
SI.com reports Roy stated ” ‘Wow, this can’t be real, my knees feel great,’ and that in the ensuing months without setbacks he learned to trust that this is more than a temporary rejuvenation.”
While similar blood-spinning procedures have been reported to provide significant relief for other professional athletes such as Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, Alex Rodriguez, Tiger Woods, and Fred Couples, they have also been used on thousands of non-athletes including arthritic joints and non-healing tendon injuries in weekend warriors. The doctors of the Orthohealing Center are pioneers in regenerative procedures such as platelet rich plasma and are proud to offer this treatment for those who “want to get back into the game”.