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 »

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.

A Case for Prolotherapy and Its Place in Veterinary Medicine

Posted on Posted in Babette Gladstein, VMD, Four-Legged Prolotherapy, Volume 4 : 2012

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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Letter from outside the U.S.

Posted on Posted in Letters to the Editor

Dear Dr. Hauser, I very much enjoyed the Journal of Prolotherapy, as it addresses doctors and patients, the kind of patient that seeks out healing options. I searched through the internet to research my treatment options, and educated myself on Prolotherapy and its benefits. The Journal of Prolotherapy is another resource for people making informed more »

Emails from Clive Sinoff, MD

Posted on Posted in Letters to the Editor

Email #1: Dr. Hauser and the entire publication staff should be congratulated on achieving the publication of this important journal. For reasons which I cannot comprehend, Prolotherapy has been ignored and greeted with hostility. This publication takes an important step in furthering the knowledge and use of this highly effective therapy. In the article by Hauser more »

Emails from Ken Allen

Posted on Posted in Letters to the Editor

First email: I just wanted to say thanks for your article online about the detrimental effects of RICE treatment and NSAIDs on ligament and tendon healing. I came across your article after suffering terrible extensor tendonitis in my right foot, while ramping up mileage too quickly in marathon training. I followed your advice, skipped the ice more »

Letter from Scott Greenberg, MD

Posted on Posted in Letters to the Editor

Scott Greenberg MD practices Prolotherapy in Cheery Hill, New Jersey Why can’t conventional medicine find your pain? Pain is often misunderstood and mismanaged in traditional medical settings. While many of us hurt or have hurt to various degrees during our lifetime, there is no traditional test to ‘quantify’ our pain, nor does the series of happy and more »

Practical Application of Prolotherapy in Canines: Case Studies

Posted on Posted in Babette Gladstein, VMD, Four-Legged Prolotherapy, Volume 1 : Issue 3 : August 2009

By Babette Gladstein, VMD ABSTRACT Prolotherapy is easily incorporated into the modern veterinary practice and can often obviate the need for orthopedic surgery. This article provides six case reviews of animals successfully treated with Prolotherapy. Journal of Prolotherapy. 2009;1(3):179-180. The current surge of interest in Prolotherapy—for humans and animals—is gratifying. As a holistic veterinarian and Prolotherapy practitioner more »

Stem Cell Prolotherapy in Regenerative Medicine: Background, Theory and Protocols

Posted on Posted in Donna Alderman, DO, Gerald R. Harris, DO, Patrick C. Astourian, MS, PA-C, Robert W. Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS, Volume 3 : Issue 3 : August 2011, Wonder Why?

By Donna D. Alderman, DO, Robert W. Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS, Gerald R. Harris, DO, & Patrick C. Astourian, MS, PA-C ABSTRACT Prolotherapy is a proven technique for resolving musculoskeletal pain, but can have limitations if tissue damage is too severe. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Prolotherapy offers a physiologic tool in some of those cases, but this too may more »

Prolozone™ – Regenerating Joints and Eliminating Pain

Posted on Posted in Frank Shallenberger, MD, HMD, ABAAM, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011, Wonder Why?

By Frank Shallenberger, MD, HMD, ABAAM ABSTRACT Prolozone is a technique that combines the principles of neural therapy, Prolotherapy, and ozone therapy. It involves injecting combinations of procaine, anti-inflammatory medications, homeopathics, vitamins, minerals, proliferatives, and ozone/oxygen gas into degenerated or injured joints, and into areas of pain. This article reviews the nature of what medical grade 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 »

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

Posted on Posted in Volume 3 : Issue 1 : February 2011

By Ross A. Hauser, MD, Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD, & Joseph J. Cukla, BA, LPN ABSTRACT To study the efficacy of Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy for foot and toe pain, a retrospective observational study was commissioned using the data obtained at a charity health clinic in rural Illinois. Foot and toe pain is a common complaint affecting the more »

The Use of Testosterone and Growth Hormone for Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Thomas Ravin, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010, Wonder Why?

By Thomas Ravin, MD ABSTRACT Most physicians practicing musculoskeletal medicine appreciate the importance of testosterone and growth hormone in health and wellness. The significance of these hormones in the earliest phases of wound healing and tissue repair recently has been elucidated. Testosterone and growth hormone play key roles in regulating cell functions, from stimulating protein production more »