Kobe Bryant visited molecular orthopedist Peter Wehling in Duesseldorf, Germany during the offseason to get treatment on an arthritic joint in his knee. After deeming it a success, Bryant went to see Wehling for his troublesome left ankle.

Wehling's procedure targets interleukin, proteins or molecules that cause inflammatory responses.

Blood is removed from the affected area of a patient and spun in a centrifuge. The antagonists of interleukin are removed to create a serum that is injected back into the targeted area.