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Dr. Jon Greco transforms the lives of his patients every day, but doesn’t always hear stories about his patients hiking the 2,900-mile Continental Divide Trail (CDT) following Cytokine Rich Plasma (CRP) knee injections. Former Rice quarterback and NFL coach, and Greco patient, Jeremy Bates recently completed a five-month trek across the Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada by himself, trekking 20-30 miles per day with a 40 to 60 pound backpack.
In November 2013, Jeremy Bates sought treatment from Dr. Greco for knee pain due to earlier bilateral ACL replacements and cartilage damage from sports-related injuries. Two weeks post CRP, Bates was snowboarding pain-free near his home in Breckenridge, Colorado.
“Love it! I feel like a brand new kid, like a teenager!” Bates said about his procedure. ” I was skiing every day and snowboarding without a hiccup at all.”
A few months later, Bates was on the move: hiking from New Mexico through snow-covered mountains of Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana to Canada. Following his CDT achievement, Bates was back at Greco Medical Group in Sarasota praising Dr. Greco for keeping his 38-year old, post-NFL knees on the road.