Andrew Bynum to have procedure

Updated: August 14, 2012, 6:29 PM ET
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Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum will undergo an experimental procedure on his knee in Germany, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bynum plans to have the non-surgical treatment, known as Orthokine/Regenokine, in early September, the Inquirer reported.

The procedure is a derivation of platelet-rich plasma therapy and is the same treatment that Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill and Alex Rodriguez all recently underwent, according to the report.

Acquired in Friday's blockbuster trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers, Bynum has been plagued by knee injuries throughout his career but remained healthy last season. Bynum currently is not suffering from any knee injuries, but was impressed with the results Bryant experienced after having the procedure last season, according to the Inquirer.

Bynum, 24, played in 60 out of a possible 66 games during last season's lockout-shortened campaign. The 7-footer averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds in 35.2 minutes per game, all career highs.

A seven-year veteran, Bynum is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2012-13 season.

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