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Old 07-01-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Kobe heads to Germany to get his arthritic knee fixed.

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The Lakers' star had something similar to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy in Germany about a month ago. Whether it really works is still debated, but the recovery time is said to be short. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has taken an unusual step to try to strengthen his ailing right knee, undergoing an innovative procedure in Germany about a month ago, according to four people familiar with the situation who were not authorized to speak publicly.

The treatment is a derivation of platelet-rich plasma therapy. PRP procedures are less invasive than many surgeries involving the knee and are viewed as either an emerging solution to knee problems or a financial gamble on unproven science. Bryant, who turns 33 next month, has been bothered in recent seasons by an arthritic joint in his right knee. He has undergone three other knee procedures since 2003, including surgery last July to remove unspecified loose bodies.


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The World Anti-Doping Agency and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency debated in recent years whether PRP led to unfair athletic enhancement, but both entities determined last year it was fair for Olympic competition if it wasn't mixed with human-growth hormone (HGH) or insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1).

http://www.latimes.com/sports/basket...,4385121.story

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Old 07-01-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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Isn't this the same procedure that Tiger had, which people had a lot of questions about possible HGH use because of the doctor who performed it?

I'm curious as to why it was done in Germany. Aren't there more world-class athletic treatment centers in the U.S.?
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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Remember when America used to be the place for innovation, advancements, and progress?


Yeah....those were some good times.........now we just have Jesus.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:46 PM   #4
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Remember when America used to be the place for innovation, advancements, and progress?


Yeah....those were some good times.........now we just have Jesus.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:51 PM   #5
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:51 PM   #6
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:58 PM   #7
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Kobe is washed up, doesn't matter anymore.
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:31 PM   #9
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he did it in germany so its easier to rehab while watching 2 of his favorite things outside of basketball: white chicks and soccer
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:56 PM   #10
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Default Re: Kobe heads to Germany to get his arthritic knee fixed.

It's a proc that is hit or miss when it comes to helping the healing process , but we all have to wish him luck.
One news story had him stating back in Jan. 11 / that his knee was close to being bone on bone.

If that happens , his career is over.

I wonder how far the NBA league will go when it comes to drugs that help lubricate a knee's joint , or cartlidge ??

I doubt there ever was a survey but I suspect alot of retired bballer's have artifical knees.

My mum has one , and a couple neighbors also have them... that was normal activity , not NBA activity.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:59 PM   #11
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:05 PM   #12
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Watch the haters play the HGH card when Kobe comes back strong next year
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:54 PM   #14
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Isn't this the same procedure that Tiger had, which people had a lot of questions about possible HGH use because of the doctor who performed it?

I'm curious as to why it was done in Germany. Aren't there more world-class athletic treatment centers in the U.S.?


Everybody else is saying Kobe didnt need to go overseas to get this done, LA sport doctors could've done it for $100. The same question was raised about tiger woods canadian doctor, who he brought in to perform the same procedure on his knee. Tigers doctor was busted for importing PED's later on by the FBI. There is a very interesting angle to this kobe's story..
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yet you rep the poster boy for clear cut steroid abuse


We'll find out in the 2012 olympics.. Watch the 3rd video on 1st and take below.. Even skip bayless doesn't believe Kobe only got a prp shot.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6730170


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