Prolotherapy / PRP / Prolozone

There are many degrees of joint injury. There are also many degrees of treatment. You deserve to know your non-surgical options.

Depending on how severe the tear or weakness is, prolotherapy injections can repair the ligaments at the site with only a few injections of completely natural substances. Prolotherapy uses dextrose to tighten up ligaments and re-stabilize the joint. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) uses your own platelets extracted from your blood to deliver repairing platelets directly to the site of the tear.

You will spend a fraction of what surgery would cost and recovery time is so short you can be back on the court in no time! We use these injections for professional athletes as well as high school players trying to get back before the season ends.

Conditions Regularly Treated:

  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Tennis Elbow / Golfer's Elbow
  • Joint Instability
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Many Other Conditions

Sampling of Clinical Research

Smith P. Intra-articular Autologous Conditioned Plasma Injections Provide Safe and Efficacious Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis: An FDA-Sanctioned, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial. 2016-04. Volume: 44 issue: 4, page(s): 884-891.

Boyan BD, Schwartz Z, Patterson TE, Muschler G. Clinical use of platelet-rich plasma in orthopaedics. AAOS Now. 2012;6(8). http://www. aaos.org/news/bulletin/sep07/research2.asp. Accessed August 14, 2012.

Sampson S, Gerhardt M, Mandelbaum B. Platelet rich plasma injection grafts for musculoskeletal injuries: a review. Curr Rev Musculoskeletal Med. 2008;1(3-4):165-174.

Hauser R, Hauser M, Holian P. Hacket-Hemwall Dextrose Prolotherapy for Unresolved Elbow Pain. Practical Pain Management Journal. 2009-10. 14-26.

Hauser R, McCullough H. Dextrose Prolotherapy for Recurring Headache and Migraine Pain. Practical Pain Management Journal. 2009-06. 58-65.

 

Are Non-Surgical Injections an Option for You?

The easiest way to get started is to schedule a free 15 minute coordination meeting to discuss your injury or chronic pain directly with a doctor.  If you have recent imaging or lab test results please bring these with you.