Beyond the Knife: Alternatives to Surgery

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iUniverse, Jul 1, 2011 - Medical - 136 pages
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Surgery is no longer necessary for many injuries, ailments, and conditions for which it used to be the only option. It is invasive and unpredictable, and recuperation is often slow and painful. Surgery does not guarantee healing and can leave patients vulnerable to serious infections. The bottom line is that the natural healing mechanisms of the body are responsible for repairing and mending any injury or condition.

From shoulders to ankles, Dr. Lazar's patients have experienced firsthand the incredible healing power of the combination of modern medicine and the body's natural healing processes. More than one thousand of his patients have benefited from platelet-rich plasma therapy, where a patient's platelets are extracted from their blood and when necessary combined with stem cells from their abdominal fat or bone marrow, and re-injected into the injured site.

The results of the platelet-rich plasma treatments speak for themselves: baseball pitchers are back on the mound a few weeks after being benched with shoulder injuries. Tennis players sidelined with tennis elbow are able to again hit shots without pain. Everyday people suffering from debilitating knee pain are now walking with ease.

People everywhere, in all walks of life, are gaining full mobility and improved quality of life faster-without surgery.

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Dr. Alan M. Lazar is a board-certified practicing orthopedic surgeon in Plantation, Florida, with more than thirty years of experience. He offers a wide range of holistic, non-surgical, and minimally invasive surgical therapies and procedures for orthopedic injuries and osteoarthritis. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College. Maury M. Breecher earned his doctorate in mass communications from the University of Alabama and his master's degree in public health from the University of Alabamandash;Birmingham. He is the author or co-author of eleven nonfiction books and is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and National Association of Science Writers.

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