by Dr. Andrew Lipton
Narberth Family Medicine
Recently there have been some high-profile cases in the news where our cutting-edge Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections provide a level of natural healing not found with more invasive surgeries or joint reconstructions. And now it seems as though some major league sports teams are getting this memo.
In the last few months, several professional athletes have turned to these regenerative treatments to promote healing in their joints:
- Mets’ pitcher Travis d’Arnaud avoids surgery with PRP injection [source]
- Phillies’ ace Aaron Nola heals elbow with PRP injection [source]
- Ravens’ Breshad Perriman does not need surgery, receives stem cell injection for ACL injury [source]
- Diamondbacks’ pitcher De La Rosa receives PRP and stem cell treatments for injured elbow [source]
In all these cases, PRP or stem cell injections were used to avoid season-ending and perhaps career-ending surgeries like Tommy John surgery and ACL reconstruction. These treatments allow the injured players to recover faster and return to performing at their peak athletic condition.
Many of these injections have been done by Dr. James Andrews, an orthopedic surgeon who’s worked with hundreds of professional athletes. Having a world-renown surgeon like Dr. Andrews openly arguing for stem cell treatments speaks volumes about how mainstream audiences and practitioners are realizing the health benefits of these regenerative treatments.
Whether you are dealing with an acute injury or chronic joint pain, call my office to schedule an appointment to discuss our regenerative and holistic treatments. I’ll list out your options and give you my recommendations, so you can make a more informed decision about your healing journey.
Dr. Lipton has taken advanced training in OMT and is Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of NeuroMusculoSkeletal Medicine.
Dr. Lipton completed his residency in Family Medicine at Suburban General Hospital, Norristown, Pennsylvania and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Lipton was trained in Chelation Therapy by the American College for Advancement in Medicine, a group of physicians dedicated to being open to new alternatives in medicine. Dr. Lipton is also Board certified by the American Board of Chelation Therapy.