Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Orthobiologics in Yahoo! Sports
Yahoo! Sports writer Jeff Passan discusses the current state of orthobiologics in relation to MLB pitchers' decision making when facing an injury.
He quotes Dr. Neal ElAttrache, “I truly think this kind of treatment has significant potential,” said Dr. Neal ElAttrache, a longtime orthopedic surgeon at the Kerlan-Jobe clinic in Los Angeles who introduced orthobiologics to Major League Baseball when he injected PRP into the elbow of Dodgers reliever Takashi Saito in 2008. “There’s no question biologics are here to stay and biologic manipulation is the frontier of treatment in what we’re doing. The problem, as I see it, is that the marketing and clinical use has far exceeded the science behind it.”