Treating orthopedic conditions, including sports injuries and arthritis, with regenerative therapies such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming more mainstream.
Peyton Manning reportedly traveled to Europe in 2011 for stem-cell therapy to treat a neck injury while playing for the Colts (Manning has not publicly acknowledged this). Andrew Luck also reportedly received PRP and stem cell therapy in 2015 to treat a shoulder injury. The truth is, that stem cell therapy has been widely used by elite athletes for quite some time. Hundreds of NFL players have been treated with stem cell therapy as reported in Sports Illustrated. The magazine noted on how running back Chris Johnson was treated with stem cells from his bone marrow to rebuild his cartilage after a knee injury.