The Use of Prolotherapy for Chondromalacia Patella (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

Posted on Posted in Ross A. Hauser, MD, Volume 10 : 2018

Chondromalacia patella is a musculoskeletal pain disorder in which degeneration of cartilage underneath the patella can induce symptoms of pain, stiffness, and crepitus. If left untreated, it can often lead to knee osteoarthritis. Current treatments for chondromalacia patella (physical therapy, NSAIDs, etc.) are often ineffective and sometimes detrimental to the health of the knee. A proposed, alternative treatment currently provided to some patients is Prolotherapy, an injection technique used to stimulate the growth of new cells, including connective tissue.

A comparison of ultrasound guided PRP injection and prolotherapy for mechanical dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint

Posted on Posted in Volume 10 : 2018

The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) can become dysfunctional through trauma and/ or pregnancy. The mechanism involves direct or repetitive microtrauma to the buttocks/ lower back. Treatment with specialised physiotherapy alleviates the problems in ~ 80% of cases. The remainder may respond to prolotherapy (hypertonic glucose injections into the dorsal intra-osseous ligament (DIOL) after multiple injections.

Efficacy of One Day Training in Low-Cost Manual Preparation of High Cellular Platelet Rich Plasma

Posted on Posted in K. Dean Reeves, MD, Volume 6 : 2014

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is under investigation as a therapeutic injectate in a growing number of applications. Its production commonly involves proprietary materials and proprietary centrifuges. Manual PRP production has been described but training efficacy has not been demonstrated. A method to manually produce high quality PRP quickly, inexpensively and consistently, that is easily mastered, would afford the opportunity …

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 »

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 »

Office-Based Harvest of Mesenchymal Stem Cells by Tibial Intraosseous Cannulation: Part I

Posted on Posted in Volume 3 : Issue 2 : May 2011, Wonder Why?

By Harry Adelson, ND ABSTRACT A recent development in regenerative medicine is the use of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of degenerative musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis. While the use of autologous stem cells is of immediate interest to all practitioners of regenerative medicine, the complexity and expense of the traditional technique 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

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 »

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 »

The Case for Utilizing Prolotherapy as First-Line Treatment for Meniscal Pathology: A Retrospective Study Shows Prolotherapy is Effective in the Treatment of MRI-Documented Meniscal Tears and Degeneration

Posted on Posted in Meniscus Pathology Research, Volume 2 : Issue 3 : August 2010

By Ross A. Hauser, MD, Hilary J. Phillips, & Havil S. Maddela, BS ABSTRACT Meniscus injuries are a common cause of knee pain, accounting for one sixth of knee surgeries. Tears are the most common form of meniscal injuries, and have poor healing ability primarily because less than 25% of the menisci receive a direct blood supply. While surgical more »

A Retrospective Study on Hackett-Hemwall Dextrose Prolotherapy for Chronic Shoulder Pain at an Outpatient Charity Clinic in Rural Illinois

Posted on Posted in Volume 1 : Issue 4 : November 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD ABSTRACT The optimal long-term, symptomatic therapy for chronic shoulder pain has not been established. Accordingly, we investigated the outcomes of patients undergoing Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy treatment for unresolved shoulder pain at a charity clinic in rural Illinois. We studied a sample of 94 patients with an average more »

A Retrospective Study on Hackett-Hemwall Dextrose Prolotherapy for Chronic Hip Pain at an Outpatient Charity Clinic in Rural Illinois

Posted on Posted in Volume 1 : Issue 2 : May 2009

By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate the outcomes of patients undergoing Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy treatment for chronic hip pain. Prolotherapy Clinical Research for Chronic Hip Pain: Study Design: Sixty-one patients, representing 94 hips who had been in pain an average of 63 months, were treated quarterly with Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy. This included a 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 Heather L. McCullough, MA, 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 Technique on Injecting the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

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

By Rodney S. Van Pelt, MD ABSTRACT Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are very common in any sports medicine practice. Incomplete tears and sprains are the most common injury to the ACL. In the author’s experience, if an ACL sprain or incomplete tear does not heal on its own, it will most likely remain chronic, unless more »

Prolotherapy Gets College Basketball Player Back on the Court

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

Prolotherapy Gets College Basketball Player Back on the Court 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, more »