What Is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

Alex Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant popularized the procedure known as Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.  More recently, NFL players Jonathan Vilma and Brian Urlacher have chosen to experiment with the procedure as well.  The non-invasive surgery was developed in Germany by Dr. Peter Wehling.  The treatment uses an athletes own blood to help treat numerous inflammations within the body.  While Urlacher was very reluctant to discuss his operation, the Chicago Tribune gives us a very interesting graphic which describes the operation.

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