Stabilization of Rheumatoid Thumb Interphalangeal Joint Boutonniere Deformity and Severe Subluxation with Splinting and Prolotherapy: A Case Report

Posted on Posted in Case Reports, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Shelby Ostergaard, Susan Santilli, OTR/L, CLT, Volume 4 : 2012

In this clinical case, a 57-year-old white female afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis received treatment for a 35-degree interphalangeal (IP) thumb joint deviation. The thumb deviation clinically described as a boutonniere (French for buttonhole) deformity was treated with a combination of Prolotherapy and splinting. She wore a custom three-point splint for six weeks and received three separate Prolotherapy treatments within that six-week period. After treatment, the deviation decreased from 35 degrees to 10 degrees, and her thumb pain decreased from 7 to 1 on a pain scale of 10 as the highest level.

Journal of Prolotherapy International Medical Editorial Board Consensus Statement on the Use of Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain

Posted on Posted in Babette Gladstein, VMD, Donna Alderman, DO, Garrett Swetlikoff, ND, Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, George H. Kramer, MD, Gunter Baehnisch, MD, Joan Resk, DO, JD, John Neustadt, ND, Jörn Funck, MD, José Eleazar Calderón, MD, José Hector Salazar, MD, Mark Delaurentis, MD, Mark L. Johnson, MD, FACS, Mark T. Wheaton, MD, Peter J. Blakemore, DO, Robert Banner, MD, Rodney S. Van Pelt, MD, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Shaun Fauley, DVM, Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD, Havil S. Maddela, BS, Donna Alderman, DO, Gunter Baehnisch, MD, Robert Banner, MD, Peter J. Blakemore, DO, José Eleazar Calderón, MD, Gary B. Clark, MD, Mark DeLaurentis, MD, Shaun Fauley, DVM, Jörn Funck, MD, Babette Gladstein, VMD,Mark L. Johnson, MD, FACS, George H. Kramer, MD, John Neustadt, ND, Joan Resk, DO, JD, José Hector Salazar, MD, Garret Swetlikoff, ND, Rodney S. Van Pelt, MD, & Mark T. Wheaton, MD more »

Ligament Injury and Healing: An Overview of Current Clinical Concepts

Posted on Posted in Erin E. Dolan, RN, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Erin E. Dolan, RN ABSTRACT Ligament injuries are among the most common causes of musculoskeletal joint pain and disability encountered in primary practice today. Ligament injuries create disruptions in the balance between joint mobility and joint stability, causing abnormal force transmission throughout the joint resulting in damage to other structures in and more »

Interview with Sherman O. Canapp Jr., DVM, MS, CCRT

Posted on Posted in Four-Legged Prolotherapy, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Sherman O. Canapp Jr., DVM, MS, CCRT, Volume 3 : Issue 3 : August 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Sherman O. Canapp Jr., DVM, MS, CCRT Dr. Canapp and assistant assessing a patient. Hauser: Dr. Canapp, as many of our readers know, another name for Prolotherapy is regenerative injection therapy. Could you tell us how you ended up getting interested in regenerative stem cell therapy? Canapp: I came across it in two different more »

Stem Cell Prolotherapy is off to a Good Start

Posted on Posted in Great News Corner, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 3 : August 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD At the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Integrative Pain Management (AOAPIPM) meeting, April 7th-10th, in Naples, Florida, Donna Alderman, DO introduced the topic of Stem Cell Prolotherapy. The technique she utilizes was developed with the help of Robert W. Alexander, MD and involves the use of autologous adipose tissue as a source of more »

Prolotherapy of the Arcuate Ligament of the Knee

Posted on Posted in Ross A. Hauser, MD, Teaching Techniques, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD While most physicians and lay people know terms such as the anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate signify ligaments of the knee, most are not as familiar with the term arcuate ligament. The arcuate ligament is a Y-shaped condensation of collagen fibers that courses from the fibular head, over the popliteus to more »

Treatment of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, Including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, with Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011, Wonder Why?

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Hilary J. Phillips ABSTRACT Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) are both heritable disorders of connective tissue (HDCT) characterized by joint laxity and hypermobility. The conditions are both genetic disorders of collagen synthesis, where the adverse effects of tissue laxity and fragility can give rise to clinical consequences that resonate more »

Letters from Clive Sinoff, MD

Posted on Posted in Clive Sinoff, MD, Letters to the Editor, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Clive Sinoff, MD To the Editor, Dr. Van Pelt has given an excellent description of prolotherapy of the foot and ankle.1 He states that “If the tendon has a complete rupture then orthopedic surgery is required and referral will be made promptly”. However, there are articles showing that conservative treatment (without prolotherapy) more »

Regenerative Medicine has Many Innovators

Posted on Posted in Great News Corner, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD Once physicians starts doing regenerative medicine or alternative medicine, they never go back to regular allopathic medicine. As I have recently studied for my recertifying exam in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, I was struck as to how many conditions Prolotherapy can cure where traditional treatments fail. While exercise, manipulation, manual therapies, more »

Prolotherapy as an Alternative Treatment for Osteochondritis Dissecans: Two Cases of Young Baseball Players

Posted on Posted in Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 1 : February 2011, Wonder Why?

By Ross A. Hauser, MD ABSTRACT Osteochondritis dissecans involves the separation of a segment of cartilage and subchondral bone, found most commonly in the knee, elbow, ankle and hip. Repetitive microtrauma from sports is a common cause especially among older adolescents and teenagers. To provide stability of the articular cartilage fragment, rest, splinting to surgery is more »

Interview with David P. Rabago, MD

Posted on Posted in David P. Rabago, MD, In the Spotlight, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 1 : February 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & David P. Rabago, MD Hauser: Dr. Rabago, can you tell us briefly how you got into Prolotherapy? Rabago: I was in residency at University of Wisconsin, Madison and Dr. Jeff Patterson is on faculty here. He is pretty forward about including residents in that experience. He includes residents in clinical Prolotherapy at the UW, more »

Email Interview with Simon P. Petrides, DO

Posted on Posted in In the Spotlight, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Simon P. Petrides, MB BS DM-S Med DO Dip Sports Med FFSEM (UK&I), Volume 3 : Issue 1 : February 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Simon P. Petrides, DO Hauser: Dr. Petrides can you tell us your medical and training background? Petrides: I underwent formal medical training at Guy’s Hospital in London and then osteopathic training at the British School of Osteopathy, followed by sports medicine training and further training in musculoskeletal medicine. Hauser: Are you the founder of the more »

Is Google the Future of Medicine? Why Medicine has to get Back to Basics

Posted on Posted in Great News Corner, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 1 : February 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD Recently, Marion (my wife) and I had dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants with my primary mentor during my Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency, Robert O’Hara, MD, who is now Chief of Informatics at Edward J. Hines Medical Center, though he still has a neurology clinic where he sees more »

A Retrospective Observational Study on Hackett-Hemwall Dextrose Prolotherapy for Unresolved Hand and Finger Pain at an Outpatient Charity Clinic in Rural Illinois

Posted on Posted in Fantastic Findings, Joseph J. Cukla, LPN, Nicole M. Baird, CHFP, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

ABSTRACT Hand and finger pain and stiffness are common problems that can affect the productivity of those afflicted, especially in regard to their activities of daily living. Prolotherapy is an injection treatment used to initiate a healing response in injured connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments, tissues commonly involved with hand and finger injuries. more »

Interview with Marc N. Dubick, MD

Posted on Posted in In the Spotlight, Marc N. Dubick, MD, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Marc N. Dubick, MD Hauser: Dr. Dubick, can you please tell us a little bit about your background? Dubick: I’m a board certified anesthesiologist, and I’ve been performing interventional pain management full time since 1993. I’m board certified in pain management through the American Board of Anesthesiology, which is the only pain management subspecialty more »

Testosterone could be a Prolotherapy Doctor’s and a Patient’s Best Friend!

Posted on Posted in Great News Corner, Letters to the Editor, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD It is well known to physicians who treat athletes that female athletes have a significantly higher prevalence of injuries to ligaments, such as the anterior cruciate ligament, than male athletes in the same sports. While some explanations for this discrepancy can include gender-related differences in bony structure or ligament size, endurance, more »

Review of Principles of Prolotherapy: By Thomas H. Ravin, MD, Mark S. Cantieri, DO, FAAO, & George J. Pasquarello, DO, FAAO

Posted on Posted in Book Reviews, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD One of the most frequently asked questions from a physician learning Prolotherapy is “how do you know what and where to inject?” The book Principles of Prolotherapy by Thomas H. Ravin, MD, Mark S. Cantieri, DO, FAAO, and George J. Pasquarello, DO, FAAO provides this information! The book is extremely well written and more »

How to Tell when Chronic Headaches have a Dental Cause: Functional occlusion in patients with chronic headaches: Interview with Jeri Coffey, DDS

Posted on Posted in Doug R. Skinkis, Nicole M. Baird, CHFP, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010, Wonder Why?

By Jeri Coffey, DDS, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Nicole M. Baird, CHFP, & Doug R. Skinkis ABSTRACT The Journal of Prolotherapy team of Ross Hauser, MD, Nicole Baird, and Doug Skinkis, met with Jeri Coffey, DDS in her office in Riverside, Illinois. Dr. Coffey is often referred patients whose headache and neck pain may be due, in part, to more »

Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Research at Harvard: Interview with Joanne Borg-Stein, MD

Posted on Posted in In the Spotlight, Joanne Borg-Stein, MD, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Joanne Borg-Stein, MD RH: Dr. Borg-Stein, please give our readership an overview of who you are, and your role at Harvard. JBS: I am on faculty at the Harvard Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab, and also at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. I have roles as the director of the spine center at more »

Ozone Prolotherapy course in Mexico: A letter from José Eleazar Calderón de la Fuente, MD following the FIOOT Prolotherapy course in Mexico City

Posted on Posted in Letters to the Editor, Ross A. Hauser, MD

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & José Eleazar Calderón de la Fuente, MD LETTER FROM READER Dear Dr. Ross Hauser, I want to inform you that the first course of Prolotherapy in Mexico City, has been a success. The course took place on November 27th and 28th 2009. It was organized by the International Federation of Ozone Oxygen more »