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A-Rod went to Germany for knee procedure

Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:50 am
Edited on: December 28, 2011 2:29 pm
 
Alex Rodriguez Kobe Bryant

By C. Trent Rosecrans


Apparently Alex Rodriguez's most trusted medical advisor is Kobe Bryant.

On Bryant's advice, Rodriguez went to Germany to undergo a therapy called Orthokine on his right knee and his shoulder, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman confirms. Rodriguez underwent the procedure last month, but first cleared in with the commissioner' office to get the OK, Heyman was told. Rodriguez also gained permission from the Yankees before going to Europe for the treatment, where it was earlier in December.

Orthokine is a process that takes the blood from the patient's arm, spins it in a centrifuge and then into the problem area. Bryant underwent the same treatment last summer on his right knee and then again in October in his left ankle.

"A lot of athletes I've talked to really think this stuff works, but we really don't have a lot of scientific knowledge behind it of exactly what's happening," Dr. Jonathan Glashow, the co-chief of sports medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, told the Post. "It's a great way to reduce inflammation and therefore pain, and that's the essence of it. I think a lot of the athletes who have wear-and-tear on their knees benefit from this. You do it for a while and if it doesn't stay good you do it again in a few years."

Rodriguez had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee in July. After the surgery, he hit .191/.345/.353 with three homers in 19 games and 84 plate appearances during the regular season and just .111/.261/.111 in the ALDS against the Tigers.

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Comments

Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 2:58 pm
 

A-Rod went to Germany for knee procedure

Biggest self-centered hypocrite fraud to ever play ANY game !
No that title will always belong to Barry Bonds with Alan Iverson a not close runner up.



Since: Jul 13, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 2:47 pm
 

A-Rod went to Germany for knee procedure

Therapy or PEDS?


DEX_MORGAN
Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 2:06 pm
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Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:59 pm
 

A-Rod went to Germany for knee procedure

It's true arod and pujols have one of the most impressive work out regimens in baseball. It's why i'm so happy that he takes players like cano and anyone else under his wing.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:55 pm
 

A-Rod went to Germany for knee procedure

Blodd, a little sauerkraut juice and voila, knee all better!



Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:53 pm
 

A-Rod went to Germany for knee procedure


Yeah , Hardest working to get some tail on the side -

Biggest self-centered hypocrite fraud to ever play ANY game !


DEX_MORGAN
Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:47 pm
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Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:26 pm
 

A-Rod went to Germany for knee procedure

Yeah you really do have to stop and think when A-rod took the advice of Kobe.  Especially considering it hasn't helped Kobe.  He couldn't have found a doctor in New York that would have done the same procedure?



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:36 pm
 

A-Rod went to Germany for knee procedure

Not that I care anything about your health Alex, but don't you know Kobe has been ailing ever since he got back from Germany. The only reason the Kobester went overseas is because every hospital in the States has his picture posted after his experience in Eagle, Colorado.


toofhooting
Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:00 pm
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