What is Prolotherapy?

A regenerative medicine treatment that stimulates repair and pain relief for arthritic joints, sports injuries, and other painful conditions. Prolotherapy is used to treat a wide array of musculoskeletal conditions to help patients get back to performing all of their desired activities.

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Prolotherapy Research Articles

Prolotherapy is a medical treatment that stimulates your body to repair or regenerate itself addressing such conditions as back pain, knee arthritis, headaches, work-related or sports injuries providing a permanent solution to underlying causes of many painful conditions. This site is a depository for Prolotherapy and related research on Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Stem Cell Prolotherapy.

Research on Articular Cartilage Regeneration

In this article published in the Journal of Prolotherapy, the regeneration of articular cartilage is discussed using Prolotherapy. This is a non-surgical technique. Because cartilage has a poor ability to heal, surgeons are now following the lead that it is better to stimulate cartilage growth rather than remove it. In Prolotherapy this is accomplished with injections.

Full article Articular Cartilage Regeneration Author: Ross A. Hauser, MD 

From the Prolotherapy Blog


Platelet Rich Plasma for Hamstring Injuries | Prolotherapy.org

Doctors acknowledge that proximal hamstring muscle syndrome or a “pulled hamstring”  can be difficult to treat as several traditional conservative treatments, including physiotherapy and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, have been inconsistent. Corticosteroid injections have demonstrated success but can adversely affect local tissues….

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Repairing Hip Ligaments and Tendons in Bone on Bone patients

Practitioners who see patients with hip pain significant enough for a hip surgery recommendation tend to focus mainly on the bone-on-bone situation. In these cases they recommend bone resurfacing in the younger patients and total hip replacement in the older…

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Prolotherapy for Rotator Cuff Tears

In new research, doctors examined the benefits of Prolotherapy for Rotator Cuff Injury. Highlights of the study: One hundred fifty-one patients with non-traumatic difficult to treat rotator cuff disease that was unresponsive to 3 month-long aggressive conservative treatments. Sixty-three patients…

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Hormone and Growth Factors for Cartilage Regeneration

Prolotherapy: Hormone and Growth Factors for Cartilage Regeneration Prolotherapy is a specialized medical procedure and technique that permanently and non-surgically eliminates chronic pain that results from joint instability caused by ligament laxity. When an injury occurs, cells break open and…

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Published Research

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Prolotherapy treatment has gained tremendous momentum in the sports medicine arena, because athletes do not want to stop training for an event or give up on scholarships.

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