To fix an ailing knee that would not heal because blood had stopped circulating to a certain spot on the bone, Ordonez, after the 2004 season with the Chicago White Sox, went to Austria, Vienna to have shock wave therapy performed by MTS Science Dr. Wolfgang Schaden. “It was not an easy decision,” Ordonez says. “I visited with more than 10 doctors in the United States and none of them could give me a concrete answer about my knee. So I had to make a decision quickly because I was going to be a free agent and I didn’t have a job.”The shock waves caused microfractures, which allowed blood to circulate to the injured area of Ordonez’s knee. Ordonez’s once renowned opposite field power now finally has been restored.
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