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prolotherapy

(prō'lō-thār'ă-pē),
Use of inflammation-inducing injections in periarticular soft tissue intended to strengthen ligaments and tendons; an unproven therapy.
An injection therapy used by some health professionals to treat various types of chronic pain

pro·lo·ther·a·py

(prō'lō-thār'ă-pē)
A technique to assist the rebuilding of damaged connective tissue structures through the injection of various substances designed to stimulate collagen proliferation.

pro·lo·ther·a·py

(prō'lō-thār'ă-pē)
Use of inflammation-inducing injections in periarticular soft tissue intended to strengthen ligaments and tendons; an unproven therapy.
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Association between disease-specific quality of life and magnetic resonance imaging outcomes in a clinical trial of prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis.
Over the past several years, prolotherapy has been gaining support as an option for patients with tendinopathies and painful osteoarthritic conditions.
A: Prolotherapy is a therapy that tightens loose ligaments by injecting sugar water or vitamin C into the affected area.
The authors of the review reported that three studies comparing prolotherapy alone with control injections alone found no evidence for efficacy, while benefits were seen in the two studies that compared prolotherapy plus other modalities such as spinal manipulation and exercise.
Of the two positive studies, one that induded 79 patients found a greater proportion of patients in the active prolotherapy group had achieved a decrease of 50% or more in pain or disability 6 months after a series of six weekly injections, compared with patients in the control group, who received injections of xylocaine/saline solution (J.
Glucose is currently the hyperosmolar agent of choice of many prolotherapy practitioners and research supports its efficacy as a cytokine expressant due to its interference with cellular osmolality (28) (29).
Mennati et al., "The effects of prolotherapy with hypertonic dextrose versus prolozone (intraarticular ozone) in patients with knee osteoarthritis," Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, vol.
At present, few known regenerative injection-based therapies that have been used in supraspinatus and other tendinosis, in particularly lateral epicondylitis, are platelet rich plasma (PRP), autologous blood, and prolotherapy. Types of prolotherapy include dextrose, phenol-glycerineglucose (P2G), and sodium morrhuate.
Patient 5 Patient 6 Demographics Male, 38 y; LBP-Amox Male, 46 y; (sex, age) & /Clav, 100 days Cervicalgia Pain Region- and LBP-Amox/ Treatment Clav 90 days Past Medical Depression, Right Left ankle History knee arthroscopy x 3, fracture, bilateral knee NRSectomy, osteotomies, right septorhinoplasty hand tendon repairs, steroid induced central serous choroid retinopathy Treatment prior Increased Paroxetine, Acetominophen, to antibiotics lumbar facet codeine, NSAIDS radiofrequency denervation, NSAIDS, Capsaicin cream, acetaminophen, bilateral SI joint prolotherapy, physiotherapy How Long Pain 3 years 7 years Present Location & Type L5/S1 Modic 1 changes C5/6 Modic 1 of Modic Changes Disc herniation L5/S1 changes.
He specializes in sports medicine, chronic pain, regenerative therapy, prolotherapy and interventional rehabilitation orthopedic medicine.
If initial treatment does not produce the desired effect, second-line treatments include corticosteroid injections (FIGURE 8), prolotherapy (injection of an irritant, often dextrose; see "Prolotherapy: Can it help your patient?" J Fam Pract.