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Regenerative Medicine | Ottawa Senators Player Milan Michalek Credited Therapy For Recovery From Knee Injury
Date:1/12/2014

(PRWEB) January 12, 2014

Veteran NHL player Milan Michalek faced a decision after last season ended: surgery to repair his injured knee, or an innovative, non-invasive treatment known as platelet-rich plasma therapy. According to the Ottawa Sun on September 9,2013, Michalek declare himself fit after receiving the innovative therapy. Following the examples set by superstar athletes like Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and A-Rod, Michalek chose the latter, traveling to Germany to receive treatment for a week. By September, Michalek told journalists he was "100% and ready to go," and he has played thus far this season without reporting pain or re-injury.

"Such results are not uncommon," says James Hays, CEO of PlasmaGenix, Inc. "And as more and more professional athletes find relief through various forms of regenerative medicine and sing its praises, we're seeing increased interest from athletes of every skill level, as well as from patients with other orthopedic complaints."

Regenerative medicine has the potential to supercharge healing. Through a series of injections of small, concentrated amounts of a patient's own blood into damaged tissue, growth factors can speed healing and often quickly reduces or eliminates pain.

Dr. John Simmonds, an orthopedic surgeon and the Chief Medical Officer of PlasmaGenix, Inc. explains why regenerative medicine has become the treatment of choice for a wide variety of injuries and conditions: "First, before opting for surgery, it's important to explore n
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