Athletes embrace cutting-edge doctors, methods to speed recovery
USA Today—February 22, 2010
The menu of treatment options for sports injuries has never been richer, as old staples such as anterior cruciate ligament and Tommy John surgeries have been joined by new alternatives such as PRP, minimally invasive sports hernia surgery, low-intensity laser therapy and prolotherapy.
Doctors Athletes Rely on:
Shoulders: David Altchek, Hospital for Special Surgery. The New York Mets medical director often gets players referred to him by other teams. Altchek is optimistic about a new approach for repairing torn rotator cuffs that's tailored to pitchers. His patients have included Jason Kidd, Jorge Posada and Mike Hampton.
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