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johnny bench
05-11-2011, 08:45 PM
I have to admit that I was scratching my head, wondering how Colon was pitching so well this year.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/12/sports/baseball/a-disputed-surgery-helped-bartolo-colons-comeback.html?_r=1&hp

DonnieDarko
05-11-2011, 08:56 PM
Interesting article, especially the part where the doctor has "treated players from the Chicago White Sox in the past". Thanks for the post.

soxfanatlanta
05-12-2011, 08:52 AM
Fascinating treatment. Thanks for sharing it.

34 Inch Stick
05-12-2011, 10:26 AM
I tend to agree with his agent in that a big portion of his success is him being refocused on baseball. He pitched well for the Sox early on 2 years ago but by the end of the year they couldn't even get him to show up to the park.

white sox bill
05-12-2011, 05:09 PM
Gastric bypass??

wilburaga
05-12-2011, 05:16 PM
Colon resection.

wassagstdu
05-13-2011, 12:03 PM
I see this as more of a surgical procedure than a performance-enhancing substance.

ShooterMcGavin
05-13-2011, 02:03 PM
What a fascinating medical treatment.

Purita (http://www.stemcellorthopedic.com/about-dr-purita.html) said he employed what he regards as one of his more pioneering techniques: he used fat and bone marrow stem cells (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/diseasesconditionsandhealthtopics/stemcells/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier) from Colon, injecting them back into Colonís elbow and shoulder to help repair ligament damage and a torn rotator cuff.

SBSoxFan
05-22-2011, 07:26 PM
What a fascinating medical treatment.

Purita (http://www.stemcellorthopedic.com/about-dr-purita.html) said he employed what he regards as one of his more pioneering techniques: he used fat and bone marrow stem cells (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/diseasesconditionsandhealthtopics/stemcells/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier) from Colon, injecting them back into Colonís elbow and shoulder to help repair ligament damage and a torn rotator cuff.

This sounds very similar to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for tendinitis. They draw some blood, spin it to separate the platelets, then inject those, which are high in growth hormones, into the injury sight. In fact, Cliff Lee received such treatment last year for an abdomen strain (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring2010/news/story?id=5033713).

Lip Man 1
05-22-2011, 11:35 PM
The individual who helped the doctor with Colon said they have been contacted by 10 pitchers already asking about the procedure. He refused to name those major league pitchers in a Dominican TV sports interview.

Lip

johnny bench
06-04-2011, 12:40 PM
Perhaps because Colon just threw a complete game shutout! There continues to be a lot of recent discussion on the procedure that has seemly resurrected Colon's career.

MLB is trying to get their hands on Colon's medical records for this procedure, but, you know, things work slowly in the Dominican...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/04/sports/baseball/bartolo-colons-medical-records-sought-by-mlb.html

The doctor who performed the procedure has used HGH is similar cases in the past, but never on a baseball or football player.

http://bostonherald.com.nyud.net/sports/columnists/view/20110603bartolo_colon_surgery_could_change_sports_ medicine/srvc=home&position=recent

And some writers (and MLB?) are suspicious, wondering if/how MLB can regulate medical procedures done offshore.

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/060111_Klapisch_Bartolo_Colons_treatments_inject_c ontroversy_into_his_comeback.html

gobears1987
06-04-2011, 04:38 PM
Did he get his stomach stapled?

gobears1987
06-04-2011, 04:40 PM
What a fascinating medical treatment.

Purita (http://www.stemcellorthopedic.com/about-dr-purita.html) said he employed what he regards as one of his more pioneering techniques: he used fat and bone marrow stem cells (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/diseasesconditionsandhealthtopics/stemcells/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier) from Colon, injecting them back into Colonís elbow and shoulder to help repair ligament damage and a torn rotator cuff.
I reallly don't see a problem with the procedure. It's no different than a pitcher having elbow ligament replacement (Tommy John) surgery.

blandman
06-04-2011, 07:50 PM
I reallly don't see a problem with the procedure. It's no different than a pitcher having elbow ligament replacement (Tommy John) surgery.

Until the next time someone has tendinitis, hops on a plane to the dominican and has a bunch of stem cells injected in their arm, with the side effect of more endurance and velocity. The stuff grows muscles too. MLB nips to nip this right now.