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41yr old Male; biking, Gainesville, FL
Posted By: Gerard Y.
November 21, 2013
PRP - Knee

I tore my lateral meniscus in my left knee back in February 2013. This injury stopped me from putting any weight on my left leg. I couldn’t even lie down on left side because just the weight on my leg pressed the meniscus against the mattress or couch, which in turn caused excruciating pain. I could only lie down on my right side. The pain also kept me up through most of the night.
Back in the mid 90’s I torn my right medial meniscus. This was the first time I had met Dr. Bennett and he fixed my right knee. To this day my right knee is in perfect shape. When the MRI showed that had torn my lateral meniscus I knew I had to make an appointment with Dr. Bennett. He is the only doctor I trust with my orthopedic concerns. When I saw Dr. Bennett concerning my lateral meniscus tear he suggested I go with PRP injections. I didn’t know anything about this treatment. He explained this treatment very thoroughly with me. He also explained to me all my other options. When he said the PRP would be my best option, I decided to go with the PRP injection treatment. I took two shots. The first shot was extremely painful. Dr. Bennett told me to use a walking cane. For the first five days was very painful. After that the I noticed the pain started to decrease. I went back for a second shot. This shot was not as painful. I also experienced further reduction in pain. Shortly, after the second shot I started experiencing pain free days for the 1st time. Followed by couple of days with just minor pain. The days with minor pain was very brief. It only lasted for a minute. The blocks of days that were pain free lasted longer over time during the treatment, and the days where I experienced minor pain became shorter and shorter. I was also walking around without the walking cane at this point. The pain went down from a minute to just a few seconds. After the end of the second treatment I am now practically pain free.
The PRP injections done by Dr. Bennett made a huge difference in my life. I went from barely being able to walk and suffering non-stop excruciating pain 24/7 to being practically pain free. I walk around without pain and I am now riding the bike at the gym to restrengthen my legs. I can ride the bike pain free as well. I can also work at my job carrying 25 pounds of equipment all day without any pain. Words cannot express how thankful I am to Dr. Bennett for getting my knee back to normal. I strongly recommend anyone with orthopedic concerns to see Dr. Bennett. If he suggests PRP injections, I strongly recommend you try this treatment.

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Various activities, hiking, biking, walking, kayaking, North Port, FL
Posted By: Jennifer H.
December 5, 2013
Knee Surgery

I had injured my knee nearly 20 years ago and the diagnosis was grim. The doctor advised me then I would eventually need surgery on my knee(s). Ten years ago, I was riding my bicycle and a car that pulled away from a stop sign without seeing me struck me. Again went me knee. I have suffered “achiness” for years. However, earlier in 2013 I started experiencing a “locking” in the knee. I couldn’t stand or sit without pausing to let the knee unlock. The knee was also swelling. I had to completely stop exercising until I had it looked at. I had an MRI done at the advice of my primary care physician. I read the report and it stated I had a “bucket tear of the medial meniscus.” I saw Dr. Bennett for a consultation and again the diagnosis was grim. “You will need surgery.” He did take the time to explain what a bucket tear of the meniscus was and offered me a couple of additional treatment options. I had just started a new job and needed the least invasive and quickest recovery possible. He advised me a number of the other options would still be available after the surgery (and still are).
Dr. Bennett performed arthroscopic surgery to remove the damaged meniscus. I was home the same day of the surgery, however spent the rest of the day in bed. Within a couple of days, I graduated from crutches to a cane to walking unassisted. I could walk one mile within a week of the surgery. My employer forced me to recover at home because of the sutures to prevent infection. However, the day after the sutures were removed, I began swimming a couple times a week along with my daily walks. The only downfall I had during recovery was, as quickly as I thought I was progressing, Dr. Bennett was not happy with my range of motion. I went to physical therapy three weeks after surgery to regain my range of motion. After 6 sessions of therapy, I was released to see Dr. Bennett for follow-up only.
Since my surgery on July 3, 2013, I have gotten back to my normal routine of using my Treadclimber, yoga and weight lifting. Prior to the surgery I could leg press 400 pounds, since the surgery I have already built back up to 364 pounds and adding two pounds a week. I also passed my physical test required for my job including a quarter mile run. I practiced running for two weeks prior to the test and I have run in 8 years because of knee pain! I still have an occasional achiness; I am getting older, and would be more than happy to go see Dr. Bennett for all my future orthopedic needs!

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84yr old Female; golfing, Sarasota, FL
Posted By: Halina K.
December 9, 2013
PRP - Hip

About 9yrs ago I had a hip replacement of the left hip, I was perfect until about a year ago when I tripped and fell on my hip. I had tried everything from massages to chiropractic appointments with no relief. I went to another physician who did the PRP, but did not use an ultrasound or even look at my xrays. It gave me some relief but the pain came back. I found Dr. Bennett online who did the "PRP" injections, he ordered xrays and diagnosed my problem right away. He recommended I try the "PRP" injections with him, so I agreed. After just one injection of the ultrasound guided injection of the "PRP" into my left hip, I noticed relief after 10 days and when I returned in 14 days my hip was 100% improved.

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Athletic – runner, spinning, weight training, Sarasota, FL
Posted By: Renita W.
December 11, 2013
PRP - Hip

I have been a runner for 44 years and ran 24 marathons. About 4 years ago I began having horrible hip pain. I was told I needed a hip replacement. Some time after the pain became unbearable, I went to Dr. Bennett with the hope that he could help me. He has done just that. He suggested PRP. I have gotten 4 injections of PRP, one a year. I will say, I felt an immediate improvement. My pain dropped from almost unbearable to barely any pain. By the way, I do not take drugs for pain. Occassionally I may feel a little discomfort if I move the wrong way, but I am exercising - spinning, using the stairstepper, biking, and weight training. I do run occasionally on the treadmill, but no long distances. My daily activities are back to normal - pain free. I would strongly recommend to anyone contemplating surgery, that PRP be tried first. It has made a tremendous difference in my life.

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65yr old Male, Sarasota, FL
Posted By: George T.
December 12, 2013
PRP - Knee

I was having a slow recovery from a torn cartilage and stress fracture in my left knee. After 18-20 months of little to no improvement, I went to a seminar at Doctors Hospital given by Dr. Bennett. I made an appointment to see him in regards to my left knee. He recommended that I try the "PRP" injections, and after 2 injections I have had a 85-90% improvement. I would recommend trying the "PRP" injections before considering surgery.

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Active 62 year old male, biking, gym, golf, Toronto, Canada
Posted By: Gary K.
December 15, 2013
PRP - Hip

I am an active "snowbird" from Canada with severe osteoarthritis of the hip who has an appointment to see a surgeon when I return home in the spring. However, due to pain in my hip, I wasn't able to fully enjoy my time in Sarasota. Plus I wasn't happy taking pain medication daily. I had heard about alternatives to surgery and my research led me to Dr. Bennett.

I have had two PRP injections and have noticed a significant improvement (70%). The sharp pain in my hip that I used to experience daily has disappeared. Also, during the 18 days since my second PRP injection, I have only taken pain medication twice. During those 18 days I was active for at least 2 hours each day (road bike, gym - weights, Pilates & yoga, golf).

Based on the improvement experienced to date, I am rethinking the need for surgery.

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67yr old Male; Fishing, Walking, Tierra Verde, FL
Posted By: Wilmer C.
December 18, 2013
PRP - Bilateral Knees & Hip

I was having pain in my hip and both knees, xrays showed severe arthritis in both my knees. It was painful to walk especially on my right side. I came to see Dr. Bennett to see what he could do for me, to help me avoid surgery. I had three injection of "PRP" on my right knee it is about 70-80% better, and after just one injection of "PRP" on my left knee it is at 90% better. I just recently had one injection of "PRP" on the left and right side of my SI Joint and it is 90% improved. I could not be happier, I highly recommend these injections to anyone!

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26yr old Male; Chef, Hunting, Fishing, Port Charlotte, FL
Posted By: John G.
December 19, 2013
Labral Repair & PRP

After two years of dealing with a shoulder injury, I had surgery done by a physician in Port Charlotte. After the surgery provided no relief, I was referred to Dr. Bennett by my primary physician. Dr. Bennett performed shoulder surgery on my left shoulder with the addition of "PRP" and after a little less than 2months post-op, my shoulder is 90% improved.

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21 years old, male, Bradenton, FL
Posted By: Jeffrey D.
December 20, 2013
PRP Injections (left) - Microfracture with PRP (right)

I have had significant knee pain in my right and left knees. My left knee was treated two years ago with a PRP injection and it feels great. My right knee was treated this past Summer to repair a torn meniscus and micro-fracture with PRP as well. The pain I dealt with in that knee for 4-5 years is gone. I do lots of physical training with the Army up in the mountains of Vermont and without these procedures I do not think it would be possible. Dr. Bennett has helped me continue to pursue my dream of becoming an Army officer. I recommend him to anyone.

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70yr old male, racquet ball, Lakewood Ranch, FL
Posted By: Peter S.
January 7, 2014
PRP Injections - Shoulder Arthritis

I am an avid racquet ball player, at least 2-3 times per week. I came to see for my left shoulder. I was having severe pain and loss of range of motion, my shoulder would wake me up in the middle of the night from the pain. I did not want to have shoulder surgery, so I went to see Dr. Bennett in September of 2012 to see if I would be a candidate for PRP. I had 3 injections to the left shoulder, and although the pain has not completely subsided I have definitely noticed relief. I no longer have pain when just sitting, and the pain at night has decreased significantly. I would recommend the PRP injections to anyone who is looking to put-off or avoid surgery.

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