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Healthy Living: "Pitching" Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

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Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez are just a few of the superstar athletes who've used it to help their banged-up knees, shoulders and Achilles' tendons.

Now the somewhat controversial treatment is being used to repair a serious, sometimes career-ending injury in a fraction of the time it would take with surgery.

Some call Platelet Rich Plasma performance enhancing.

Doctor Wolin says it does not make healthy parts program better, it helps injured parts heal without surgery.

He says PRP is showing good results for athletes who have partial ligament tears in their elbows.

He believes Tommy John Surgery is probably better for those with complete tears.The procedure is not covered by insurance

Michelle Dunaway has the story in today's Healthy Living.