Here is a question from a tennis player who is getting ready for his first knee replacement surgery in one month …
Stem Cells Help?
I wonder if you might be able to help me, or maybe some of your readers can. I am having a total knee replacement in a month. My Dr. advises that along with the surgery, he is going to do a draw and get stem cells together and add that to the new knee.
He advises that this will reduce the amount of pain, increase the healing process, and reduce the rehab time.
Does anyone have any knowledge of this? Anyone have it done and can advise if this is a good procedure to add to the knee replacement? Insurance does not cover it, but it would be worth it to me if it does all that it claims to.
Thank you for any information or advice.
Any advice for him?
CAT II Finals
Noble and I took to the court Friday vs. #2 seeds Hank Irvine and Evert Jonsson. While we were still glowing in the aftermath of yesterday upset of the #1 seeded team of Thomson and Thomas (who faced off earlier in the morning in the 75 singles finals), Hank/Evert took it right to us.
Hank Irvine is a fine player on an average day; but Friday he made ZERO UNFORCED ERRORS. Tough to beat that … and we didn’t.
But it was an excellent three weeks of tournaments for Noble and me: we won all three of our round robin divisions not losing a match; made it to two semi-finals, losing both times to the teams that won the championship, and, in the last tournament, beat the #1 seeds to make it to the finals.
Here are all the finals, with some surprising results…
|Men’s 60 Singles|
|F||(1) Mark Vines d. (2) Dan Waldman||6-4; 6-1|
|Men’s 65 Singles|
|F||(1) Joaquim Rasgado d. (2) David Robbins Tien||6-1; 6-2|
|Men’s 70 Singles|
|F||(2) Michael Beautyman d. (1) Larry Turville||6-2; 5-7; 6-3|
|Men’s 75 Singles|
|F||(3) Jerry Thomas d. (2) Hugh Thomson||6-3; 6-4|
|Men’s 80 Singles|
|F||(1) Frank Hagelshaw d. (2) Joseph Bachmann||5-7; 6-1; 6-4|
|Men’s 85 Singles|
|F||(1) Gordon Hammes d. Roland Fuentes||6-2; 6-1|
|Men’s 90 Singles|
|F||Richard Emmert d. (1) Don Phillips||6-2; 6-3|
|Men’s 55 Doubles Final Draw|
|F||Garcia/Knestrick d. Collins/Williamson||2-6; 6-3Ret (inj)|
|Men’s 60 Doubles Final Draw|
|F||Jones/Jordan d. Koelling/Shepherd||6-4; 3-6; 6-2|
|Men’s 65 Doubles Final Draw|
|F||(2) Ashley/Richardson d. (1) Landauer/Tien||6-4; 6-4|
|Men’s 70 Doubles Final Draw|
|F||(1) Newman/Turville d. (2) Kimball/Rogers||6-3; 2-6; 6-3|
|PL||Dalphon/Wilkie d. Bailey/Geraci||6-2; 6-2|
|Men’s 75 Doubles Final Draw|
|F||(2) Irvine/Jonsson d. Hendrix/Wachtel||6-1; 6-0|
|PL||(1) Thomas/Thomson d. Drilling/Kileff||7-5; 7-6(4)|
|Men’s 80 Doubles Final Draw|
|F||(2) Davie/Fenster d. (1) Anderman/Hagelshaw||4-6; 7-5; 6-4|
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