What is a Platelet-rich Plasma Injection and Would it Have Helped Bobby Parnell?
In the latest episode of The Fix, Angel Borrelli and I discuss the following:
– How can a pitcher know the difference between “normal soreness” and a pain that requires medical attention?
– What is a “platelet-rich plasma injection” and how could it have helped Bobby Parnell‘s partially torn UCL? (Note, we recorded this episode on Saturday afternoon, prior to the news that Parnell would be getting Tommy John surgery.)
– What is the difference — if any — between a UCL and MCL tear?
– A new paradigm for preventing pitcher injuries that will allow MLB pitching coaches to sleep soundly at night.
Listen to the podcast below: