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Anterior cruciate ligament treatment

Apr
11
2013

ACL Injury Prevention and Treatment in Female Athletes

It’s been recognized for years that female athletes are more likely to suffer from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injures than their male counterparts. In fact, studies show that female athletes are four to five times more likely to suffer from…

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Jan
17
2013

Ligament Healing and Tissue Engineering with Stem Cells

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) continue to prove effective in ligament repair. Here is some interesting research and insight into MSC’s use in healing ligaments, the source of most joint pain and injury. Horse ligament injury In a 2001 study, veterinarian…

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Nov
26
2012

Ligament Injury’s Effect of Cartilage Breakdown

The importance of treating ligament injury cannot be overstated. Musculoskeletal pain and instability is often rooted in ligament injury. Left untreated, or mistreated in many cases, ligament damage leads to further pain and injury. As stated in a previous article,…

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Oct
09
2012

Birth Control’s Effect on Knee Health

One important aspect of healing chronic pain with Prolotherapy is to ensure that a patient’s lifestyle habits and factors are pro-healing. While this may sound obvious, many patients are surprised to learn that certain lifestyle factors are harmful to joint…

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Jun
04
2012

Ligaments: Important Sensory Organs

We previously wrote on the relationship between ligaments and chronic pain and mentioned their role as sensory organs. Understanding the role of ligaments as sensory organs explains why you must treat ligaments to cure chronic pain. We recently ran across a journal…

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Apr
05
2012

Growth Factors and Proliferation for Knee Injuries

You have heard us talk about the Prolotherapy and its ability to heal most joint injuries, sports injuries and chronic pain. As a review, Prolotherapy is an injection treatment that causes a mild inflammation that initiates an immune response. This inflammation mimics what the body does…

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Jan
01
2010

Don’t bother fixing the ACL if you remove the meniscus?

Surgeons asked: Why bother fixing the ACL if you remove the meniscus? Writing in the medical journal Athroscopy, researchers said they were concerned about the number of patients who had both ACL reconstruction and Meniscectomy, here is what they said “this…

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Jan
01
2010

Prolotherapy for ACL Repair in the Young Athlete

Is surgical repair the right option for every young athlete? Read what some recent medical research suggested: Nine percent of patients under 20 need a second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) Reconstruction Therapy1 Single-stage transosseous revision ACL reconstruction in young, active,…

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Jan
01
2010

ACL reconstruction alternatives and options

A previous post, Prolotherapy for ACL Repair in the Young Athlete, we discussed the poor outcomes for ACL surgery in a young athlete. What about for athletes of all ages? Here are some remarks from a paper published in the…

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