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Pau Gasol Has Minor Surgery on Both Knees
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 8, 2013 @ 9:45 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol will undergo a procedure Thursday to address the tendonosis in both of his knees, the team announced Wednesday. The procedure, known as the FAST (Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue) technique, involves a probe being inserted into the knee that “directs ultrasonic energy to eliminate scar tissue without damaging healthy tissue,” according to a team release.
“After talking to several specialists, I’m going to proceed to regenerate both of my patellar tendons and working hard to get back to my 100%,” Gasol wrote on Twitter.
FAST is considered minimally invasive, and the Lakers will issue a timetable for Gasol’s recovery after the procedure is completed by Dr. Steven Yoon of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Group.
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