ESPN news http://m.espn.go.com/nba/story?storyId=9765198, Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant traveled to Germany to receive PRP Platelet Rich Plasma injection therapy. Kobe made major news by receiving this treatment for his ailing knee in 2011 that provided dramatic improvement. According to the report, Kobe has had this treatment on his knee and ankle, and returned for further treatment to promote healing and potentially extend his playing career.
While many professional athletes like Kobe have received biologic based injections like PRP, these therapies are available locally to everyday people with daily pain from arthritis including the spine, shoulder, hip, knee, wrist/hand & foot ankle.
A newer therapy for advanced tendon or cartilage disease is BMC Bone marrow concentrate, that utilizes the body’s own regenerative cells that are re-injected into painful joints or tendons on the same day. More data is needed to best determine which patient and which conditions are best candidates for these promising therapies.
Dr. Steven Sampson at the Orthohealing Center in Los Angeles CA created The Orthobiologic Institute TOBI to collaborate with leading physicians around the world and educate hundreds of physicians to perform these treatments. TOBI 5th Annual PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium provides evidence based research to determine best practices of PRP and other regenerative injections, June 6-7, 2014.
Join the brightest minds in the field for 20 lectures and networking to seek out and pioneer the most cutting edge therapies to avoid surgery or maximize a response to surgical intervention when warranted. Dr. Sampson and The Orthobiologic Institute TOBI Faculty have provided PRP and biologic based injections for over 7 years and have published many papers and textbooks on the subject. TOBI continues to refine the therapy to a more customized approach to maximize positive outcomes.