A Retrospective Study on Dextrose Prolotherapy for Unresolved Knee Pain at an Outpatient Charity Clinic in Rural Illinois

Posted on Posted in Volume 1 : Issue 1 : February 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD ABSTRACT The optimal long-term, symptomatic therapy for unresolved knee pain has not been established. Accordingly, we investigated the outcomes of patients undergoing Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy treatment for unresolved knee pain at a charity clinic in rural Illinois. We studied a sample of 80 patients, representing a total of 119 more »

Seven Literature Reviews

Posted on Posted in Cathy A. Skinkis, MA, It's A Wide Wide World, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 1 : February 2009

By Cathy A. Skinkis, MA & Ross A. Hauser, MD Besides our authors and readers commenting on their experiences with Prolotherapy, we hope to notify our readership about some of the more interesting articles published around the globe on Prolotherapy and painful conditions. Ultimately, we all benefit by continuing to educate ourselves on the latest research and publications regarding more »

My Experience With Prolotherapy In Animals: An Alternative Answer to Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Hip Dysplasia Degeneration

Posted on Posted in Four-Legged Prolotherapy, Roger L. DeHaan, DVM, MTS, CVC, Volume 1 : Issue 1 : February 2009

By Roger L. DeHaan, DVM, MTS, CVC ABSTRACT Prolotherapy has an 80 to 90% success rate of animals returning to normal function, in cases of pain and limping due to ligament injury or joint degeneration. Some of the conditions treated successfully with Prolotherapy by this veterinarian include canine hip dysplasia and anterior cruciate ligament injuries. The more »

Prolotherapy & Connective Tissue Damage Syndrome: Why am I hurting, and no one seems to know what is wrong?

Posted on Posted in Mark L. Johnson, MD, FACS, Volume 1 : Issue 1 : February 2009, Wonder Why?

By Mark L. Johnson, MD, FACS ABSTRACT Many joint and connective tissue pains defy clear and precise diagnosis. Often patients with various diagnoses for joint, back and neck pain are not cured by traditional treatment regimes appropriate for their “diagnosis”. Based on observations gleaned from treatment responses to Prolotherapy, the author describes and characterizes the Connective more »

The Regeneration of Articular Cartilage with Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 1 : February 2009, Wonder Why?

By Ross A. Hauser, MD ABSTRACT What most people may not realize is that chondrocytes, the cells that make articular cartilage, are metabolically active. Chondrocytes proliferate and actively make articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis is an example of this, in that both the degradation and synthesis of articular cartilage are enhanced. It is well known that in osteoarthritis, more »

Prolotherapy Saved Me From Bilateral Knee Replacements!

Posted on Posted in Volume 1 : Issue 1 : February 2009

By Alek Jakich & Heather L. McCullough, MA ABSTRACT This case study discusses the case of 56 year-old Alek Jakich, an avid body builder, who suffered from chronic, severe, debilitating bilateral knee pain who was told he needed bilateral knee replacements in order to have any chance at a semi-normal life again, but was told he would likely more »

Standard Clinical X-ray Studies Document Cartilage Regeneration in Five Degenerated Knees After Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Joseph J. Cukla, LPN, Remarkable Recoveries, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 1 : February 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Joseph J. Cukla, LPN ABSTRACT Degenerative joint disease is the most common form of arthritis. The condition is marked by progressive destruction of the articular cartilage which is easily documented by standard X-ray studies. The regeneration of this articular cartilage in clinical practice has been difficult. Five knees with articular cartilage degeneration more »

Prolotherapy Just Makes More Sense for Cartilage Injuries than Accelerating Arthritis with Arthroscopy

Posted on Posted in Great News Corner, Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 1 : Issue 1 : February 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Journal of Prolotherapy (JOP). Unlike most medical journals which are written to doctors, this one has a target audience of both doctors and their patients; for that matter, anyone in pain who is interested in Prolotherapy treatments. The world needs this journal. Why? Well let me tell you more »

Prolotherapy Gets College Basketball Player Back on the Court

Posted on Posted in Volume 1 : Issue 1 : February 2009

By Mark T. Wheaton, MD & John Manley ABSTRACT Prolotherapy is the definitive treatment choice when it comes to connective tissue injuries (ligaments, muscles, tendons, joints) from any cause, such as a sports injury, as is illustrated in the following case report. Usual conservative care options (rest, medications, ice, heat, epidural steroid injections, physical therapy, strengthening and more »