Bynum Said to Schedule Nonsurgical Knee Procedure, Inquirer Says

Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum will have the same non-surgical knee procedure as Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill and Alex Rodriguez, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing a person familiar with the plan.

Bynum, 24, who is being introduced today to 76ers fans, is slated to go to Germany next month for the procedure to treat osteoarthritis, the Inquirer said.

Peter Wehling, founder of the Center for Molecular Orthopaedics in Düsseldorf, uses the patient’s blood to produce a high concentration of anti-inflammatory proteins that are injected into the joint, the newspaper said.

Bynum dislocated his left knee cap in January of the 2007-08 season and four months later underwent arthroscopic surgery, the Inquirer said. He also had surgery on his right knee following the 2009-10 season.

Bynum, who is playing pain-free, is coming off his best season of his seven-year National Basketball Association career averaging 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds in 60 games during the shortened season, the newspaper said.

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