Pau Gasol Undergoes Successful FAST Technique Procedure

May 09, 2013 1:21 pm PDT

Lakers Injury Report sponsored by UCLA Health System EL SEGUNDO – Lakers forward Pau Gasol underwent a successful FAST Technique procedure on both knees this morning, it was announced by the team.

During the procedure, which was performed by Dr. Steve Yoon of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Group, a probe was inserted into Gasol’s knees, which directed ultrasound wavelengths to debride degenerated tissue of Gasol’s patellar tendons non-surgically. Gasol will also receive autologous stem cell injections, which will stimulate regeneration of his tissue. The injections will be administered next week at Kerlan-Jobe by Dr. Yoon.

Gasol is expected to make a full recovery and will return to basketball activities in approximately 12 weeks.