May 24th, 2012

Doctor, Patients Here Tout New Treatments For Tendon Repair

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Dr. Steven Stahle spent 15 minutes one recent afternoon preparing Clay Vollet's arm for a procedure to treat tennis elbow. Then, Stahle, co-founder of the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood, spent less than two minutes performing the procedure, called Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue — or, aptly enough, FAST. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last fall and is one of the latest techniques used in sports medicine to get athletes of all ages back to their sport as quickly as possible…Stahle is one of about 10 local physicians using the procedure, which was developed at the Mayo Clinic.

 

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