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Josh Bell Underwent Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Josh Bell Underwent Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

At Friday night's general Question and Answer session for season-ticket holders at Pirate Fest, one gentleman asked about the status of Josh Bell's recovery from his knee problems.  GM Neal Huntington talked about how his knee did not respond to the original procedure, so they took a step back and re-evaluated things.  He then added "the knee responded well to the PRP injection he recently had."

Probably 1.5% of the audience knew what a PRP injection was and nodded approvingly.  The other 98.5%, including this writer, nodded approvingly and wondered what exactly a PRP injection was.

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma.  The procedure involves extracting platelets from the patient's own blood via a vein.  This blood is taken out and put in a centrifuge in order to concentrate the plat...

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