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 »

Comprehensive Scientific Overview on the Use of Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy (PRPP)

Posted on Posted in Karina Gordin, BA, MS, Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Karina Gordin, BA, MS ABSTRACT As noted in this review, over the past decade substantial advancements have been made in optimizing musculoskeletal diagnoses and repair. As a result, the research trend has evolved to recognize preventative measures and innovative treatments, which ultimately aim to improve patient quality of life and reduce the costly social impact more »

The Ligament Injury-Osteoarthritis Connection: The Role of Prolotherapy in Ligament Repair and the Prevention of Osteoarthritis

Posted on Posted in Mark T. Wheaton, MD, Nichole Jensen, BS, Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Mark T. Wheaton, MD & Nicole Jensen, BS ABSTRACT Ligaments are specialized bands of fibrous connective tissue which hold bones in approximation, providing mechanical support and stability across a joint to allow for fluid joint motion and prevent excessive joint displacement. When ligaments are injured, structural, mechanical and physiologic changes occur and joint stability is compromised. A more »

The Case for Prolotherapy – The Closing Argument

Posted on Posted in Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Julie R. Gunnigle, JD Chronic pain can dominate a patient’s life. From the physiological disability of being unable to perform daily activities, to the financial cost of missed work and expensive procedures, the pain can quickly spread from the body to the pocketbook. Left unresolved, pain can dominate every aspect of life, robbing patients of 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 »

Tensegrity to Tendinosis

Posted on Posted in Thomas Ravin, MD, Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Thomas Ravin, MD ABSTRACT Biotensegrity or hierarchical tensegrity can explain how prestressed structures function in animals to transfer the stresses created by gravity, movement, digestion and emotional factors to the extracellular matrix (ECM). Tensegrity’s connection to the ECM is explored, and the mechanotransduction of signals that prompt cellular changes in entheses, ligaments and tendons is more »

Evidence-Based Use of Dextrose Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain: A Scientific Literature Review

Posted on Posted in Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD, Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD, & Nicole M. Baird, CHFP ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate, through a scientific review of the current literature, the efficacy of dextrose Prolotherapy in treating musculoskeletal pain. Data Sources: All possible internet sources, especially online medical databases including PUBMED, PREMEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, HEALTHLINE, OMNIMEDICALSEARCH, MEDSCAPE and MEDLINE, were searched through October more »

The Case for Prolotherapy – The Opening Arguments

Posted on Posted in Julie R. Gunnigle, JD, Volume 3 : Issue 4 : December 2011

By Julie R. Gunnigle, JD AN OPENING ARGUMENT Most attorneys begin a case with the simple words “Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury.” The case for Prolotherapy can and must begin a little differently. This journal is not intended for the eyes of jury, because it is not a jury that needs convincing. Instead, this issue more »