18 Jun New York Yankee Outfielder Xavier Nady Receives PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Blood Injection for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
Public awareness of PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has been increasing this year following the news of Pittsburgh Steelers Hines Ward receiving an injection which allowed him to play in the super bowl with an MCL knee sprain.
It appears that Xavier Nady, outfielder for the New York Yankees received a PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma Injection) in efforts of avoiding surgery for an ulnar collateral ligament partial tear. Generally this injury requires Tommy John surgery in appx 75% of cases. However if PRP is injected in the early stages of injury there is a good chance of avoiding surgery. Takashi Saito while he was with the LA Dodgers successfully recovered without needing surgery for a reportedly similar injury. For more information go to PRPGRaft.com.