The $275 Million Dollar Man Holding On To The Past While a New Girl becomes the Next Girl
“Hey Mickey, He Likes It.” (see if anyone gets that one)
Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) is doing whatever he can to keep his body going!
The gambling NY Yankees are the ones on their knees praying that A Rods’contract, with 5 more years of of $33 million per year salary actually is going to pay off! One of the best baseball players of all time, arguably, is a very nice guy and is well liked by everyone who knows him – maybe except a few of his ex-flames, like Madonna, and Cameron Diaz, and Kate Hudson and, and, and… But heck, who can blame the Silver Slugger for being a Tiger on the prowl. Single again, crazy famous, and stupidly rich athletes seem to be magnetizing for celebrity and model type women! (Hello Kim Kardashian and who?- we all know where that took us, and Victoria Secret Model Adriana Lima and Mr. Jaric are two good examples) A Rod has had quite a past already, and it seems that his future is going to be just as interesting…
Love Doctor In the House (AKA “Next Girl”)
Torrie Wilson – considered by many “an expert on knees” but not the kind of specialist A Rod needed for his knee and shoulder. No, this is not the Love Doctor, but she is in the house for now. This is a former Playboy and FHM model, Miss Galaxy fitness competitor , and retired professional wrestler, who should not get any permanent tatoos with A Rod’s name, as his average girlfriend lasts anywhere from 4 hours to 4 dates. This girl suffered a bad back injury (leave the jokes) and I believe had disc surgery which seems to be successful. A Rod needs to have all of his joints working perfectly to play third base for the Yankees, but apparently he didn’t have to have a good knee or workable shoulder to reach home base with Torrie Wilson!
Tight Painful Knee Threatens Career – Novel Treatment Needed
Question: Name three things that are now looser these days? Answer: A Rod’s knee and shoulder, and Torrie Wilson! That is kinda funny, but on a more serious note, A Rod has traumatic osteoarthritis in his joints due to all of that running, swinging, and diving he does. (and that’s just on dates!) He decided to travel to Germany to get a novel treatment on his knee and shoulder called the Orthokine procedure. This particular kind of PRP treatment isn’t being done in America at this point, and it does not use the animal derived activator Actovegin whcih is banned for use in humans. This is one treatment that Major League Baseball allows at this point, even though one could certainly argue that there is little difference in this, and the final result of human growth hormone (which is against league policy) as far as cartilage health and restoration. Maybe A Rod has a thing for Germans, I believe Torrie has some German ancestry?! I will describe the procedure, but first let’s look at how the knee cartilage wears out. It isn’t a pretty picture.
Trauma causes excessive wear and tear on the delicate tissues that cushion bones and joints. Seriously, we as doctors need to be more open to these novel treatments such as the Orthokine procedure, because they can be a career extenders. The Orthokine procedure is an experimental therapy (in USA) in which blood is taken from the patient’s arm, placed into a centrifuge and then spun. This blood is then injected into the area the patient is having treated. This is not a stem cell therapy, or growth hormone therapy, and it is not a violation of the World Anti Doping Association’s requirements. While it is impossible at this point to regenerate cartilage that is gone, there have been some success in reducing the wear, and certainly reducing the pain that this condition causes. Stem cell therapy along with HGH, and PRP could be the treatment that indeed could make new parts regrow or get bigger, and that is an exciting prospect. (No, there have been no research to suggest that this could increase penis size – you perverts)
How the PRP Procedure Works
The blood is taken from the arm vein using the special EOT syringe. The glass beads in the syringe induce the blood cells to synthesize increased amounts of protective proteins inhibiting osteoarthritis.One of the proteins is the Interleukin-1-Receptor-Antagonist, which acts as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent, thus, a cartilage protector. Joint pain usually resolves quite quickly after treatment, and this leads to the improvement of joint function. The degenerative process of cartilage damage is delayed. Several sports stars have traveled across the pond to Germany to see Dr. Peter Wehling, at the center for Orthopedics and Molecular Medicine in Dusseldorf, including Koby Bryant, Fred Couples, and Vijay Singh. Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal have also had PRP (similar) treatments. So, while many doctors are trying to figure out if this treatment works or not, athletes are getting it done today because they don’t have time to waste getting back to business.
A Rod’s joints are now feeling A – OK! Will let you know how things turn out as far as the love life. Can you get traumatic arthritis in the lips? I might have to invent a new cosmetic Restylane/Orthokine lip filler product for Torrie? You read it here first – the next evolution in lip beauty!
Right now the flames are hot.
Kneed to Go Now and Work on My Inventions,