Pain management and the resolution of that pain has become the campaign of the current veterinary and pet owner communities. The fastest growing segment of our pet population is the aging dog and cat. Prolotherapy is one of the oldest, yet little known, modalities for resolution of pain and lameness. Prolotherapy is compared to its pharmacologic and surgical counterparts. This paper contrasts the current practices available for the resolution of common (ACL) knee injuries and (HD) hip dysplasia in the veterinary community. ACL injuries and HD are the two most prevalent and costly pathologies in modern veterinary practices across America. The science of Prolotherapy is brought into focus and compared with conventional solutions for soft tissue injuries and osteoarthritis. The objective of this paper is to make a case for Prolotherapy and emphasize its usage and application in veterinary medicine.
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 »