Dr Bert Mandelbaum is the team doctor for Team USA (soccer), the LA Galaxy, and Director of Research for Major League Baseball. He shares his optimism about the role of PRP in various injuries, while cautioning that stem cells, despite their promise, may still be like a ‘Ferrari without a steering wheel’.
He was a pioneer in ACL prevention research and believes that programs successful in women may well translate across to men in sport such as NFL football.
He takes 2 questions from @BJSM_BMJ Twitter followers. You can catch him next at the 23rd Isokinetic Football Medicine Conference in Milan, March 22-23, 2014 www.footballmedicinestrategies.com/en/
Read two of Dr Mandelbaum's prominent papers:
A randomized controlled trial to prevent noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury in female collegiate soccer players bit.ly/1fWWCfu
Effectiveness of a neuromuscular and proprioceptive training program in preventing anterior cruciate ligament injuries in female athletes bit.ly/1lwfz