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Remember when Kobe Bryant ruptured his Achilles tendon?

“The Achilles connects your calf muscles to your heel bones. It is the thickest and strongest tendon in the human body. Kobe’s injury is a third-degree tear, which means that his tendon has completely ruptured. Think a rubber band; an Achilles with a minimal to moderate tear is like a rubber band with a nick in it that’s still mostly holding together; an Achilles with a third-degree tear is a rubber band that snapped in two and is flopping uselessly around. Surgical treatments and rehab processes can vary widely from doctor to doctor…that’s because, even after surgery to repair the tear, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Patients are typically rushed into surgery relatively quickly to keep the ends of the tendon from shortening, which would reduce range of motion and the ability to store energy. Surgery poses the risk of over-elongating the tendon, though, which could also severely impair functionality. Since the Achilles tendon is so closely related to running speed and power generation, any of that is bad news for an athlete—and especially for an athlete as driven as Bryant.” ~Deadspin.com

At LAOSS we use stem cell injections which are designed to help your body heal damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage by utilizing your own cells or platelets (PRP), which repair damaged body parts.  Call to learn more! (323)264-7600

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