Andrew Bynum treated on right knee

Los Angeles Times—February 27, 2012

Kobe Bryant wasn't the only Lakers player on medical watch.

Center Andrew Bynum played the first 5 minutes 31 seconds of the All-Star game before exiting. He had a scheduled injection in his long-bothersome right knee the previous day and did not want to put added pressure on it before Wednesday's game.

The Lakers said the "Synvisc" injection was a routine procedure. It was administered by Bynum's longtime knee specialist, Dr. David Altchek, of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and was expected to lubricate joints in the knee while providing a cushioned effect.


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