In the last few years, there has been a great deal of media attention surrounding professional athletes receiving biologic regenerative therapies such as Regenokine and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
Elite athletes from multiple sports such as Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriquez, and Fred Couples have all had significant success from their respective treatments. ABC Nightline recently featured the spotlight on Tracy McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star who went from being one the greatest basketball players in the world to a virtual role player following a debilitating knee injury 2 years ago.
When two surgeries gave no relief, McGrady followed the lead of stars before him and traveled to Germany for the Regenokine procedure – a therapy which uses a patient’s own blood for its healing properties. Currently, it is still unclear whether or not Regenokine is FDA approved in the United States because the blood is incubated overnight before it is administered. PRP, on the other hand, is a similar type of therapy which has been used safely for over 20 years with hundreds of publications supporting its use .
While treatment of elite athletes is shedding light on these promising therapies, it’s the everyday patient with back, hip, and knee pain that may benefit most to reduce pain and get back to living a normal pain-free life. At the Orthohealing Center, our doctors have treated both professional athletes and weekend warriors with similar issues with encouraging results.
Next month, over 60 leading doctors from around the world will gather at our center in Los Angeles to better our understanding of the latest treatments and research in regenerative medicine, including Platelet Rich Plasma, Bone Marrow Concentrate Injections, and the use of amniotic tissue in treating injuries. Learn more at www.prpseminar.com .