Newly acquired Sixers center Andrew Bynum will undergo a non-invasive knee procedure in Germany (AP)
Newly acquired Sixers center Andrew Bynum is apparently looking to help eliminate a repeat of the knee injuries he’s had in the past.
According to John Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer
, Bynum will undergo the same experimental procedure on his knee that Kobe Bryant
, Grant Hill
and Alex Rodriguez
have had on their knees. The report did not say on which knee he’ll have the procedure on, but it did say that it was not surgical and that his knees are fine.
Mitchell’s source said that while Bynum isn’t feeling any pain in his knees, he is exploring options to prolong the health of his knees. He reportedly chose this procedure because of the success his former Lakers teammate Bryant had with it.
The procedure is known as Orthokine/Regenokine and will be performed by Dr. Peter Wehling in Germany as it is not yet done in the United States.
Bynum, who missed 124 of a possible 328 games from the 2007-08 season to 2010-11 season, dislocated his left knee cap in January 2008 forcing him to undergo arthroscopic surgery. Then he had surgery on his right knee after the 2009-10 season.
The 24-year-old, who averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds last season, was acquired by the Sixers last week in the trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Lakers and Andre Iguodala to the Nuggets.