Caring Medical - Where the world comes for ProlotherapyProlotherapy knee osteoarthritis injections

Timothy.Speciale.DO.Prolotherapist

In this article, Tim Speciale, DO discusses Prolotherapy knee osteoarthritis injections. The knee is the most common joint treated with Prolotherapy at Caring Medical. We use a comprehensive Prolotherapy approach that stimulates the natural repair of connective tissue.

This article highlights:


Research on the benefits of Prolotherapy for Knee osteoarthritis


New independent research says that Prolotherapy treatments in female patients with knee osteoarthritis resulted in significant improvement in pain, function, and range-of-motion scores.1

Doctors took 24 female patients with an average age of 58 (the youngest being 46 the oldest 70) and gave them three monthly Prolotherapy injections.

At the end of week 24 of the study, knee range of motion increased, pain severity in rest and activity decreased. Improvements of all parameters were considerable until week 8, and were maintained throughout the study period.


Caring Medical Research – Prolotherapy for Knee Pain


In published research in the Journal of Prolotherapy, Ross Hauser MD investigated the outcomes of patients receiving Prolotherapy treatment for unresolved, difficult to treat knee pain at a charity clinic in  Illinois.


Prolotherapy for Osteoarthritis

 Knee osteoarthritis injections research:

1. Eslamian F, Amouzandeh B. Therapeutic effects of prolotherapy with intra-articular dextrose injection in patients with moderate knee osteoarthritis: a single-arm study with 6 months follow up. Ther Adv Musculoskelet Dis. 2015 Apr;7(2):35-44. doi: 10.1177/1759720X14566618.

2. Sit RW, Chung VC, Reeves KD, et al. Hypertonic dextrose injections (prolotherapy) in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports. 2016;6:25247. doi:10.1038/srep25247.

3. Rabago D, van Leuven L, Benes L, et al. Qualitative Assessment of Patients Receiving Prolotherapy for Knee Osteoarthritis in a Multimethod Study. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Sep 7.

4.  Sit RW, Chung VCh, Reeves KD, Rabago D, Chan KK, Chan DC, Wu X, Ho RS, Wong SY. Hypertonic dextrose injections (prolotherapy) in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sci Rep. 2016 May 5;6:25247

5. Topol GA, Podesta LA, Reeves KD, Giraldo MM, Johnson LL, Grasso R, Jamín A, Clark T, Rabago D. Chondrogenic Effect of Intra-articular Hypertonic-Dextrose (Prolotherapy) in Severe Knee Osteoarthritis. PM R. 2016 Apr 4. pii:S1934-1482(16)30054-5.

6. Rabago D, Zgierska A, Fortney L, Kijowski R, Mundt M, Ryan M, Grettie J, Patterson JJ. Hypertonic dextrose injections Hypertonic dextrose injections (prolotherapy) for knee osteoarthritis: results of a single-arm uncontrolled study with 1-year follow-up. J Altern Complement Med. 2012 Apr;18(4):408-14. doi: 10.1089/acm.2011.0030.

7. Rabago D, Patterson JJ, Mundt M, et al. Dextrose prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med. 2013;11(3):229–37.

8. Rabago D, Mundt M, Zgierska A, Grettie J. Hypertonic dextrose injection (prolotherapy) for knee osteoarthritis: long term outcomes. Complement Ther Med. 2015;23(3):388–95.

9. Reeves KD, Hassanein K. Randomized prospective double-blind placebo-controlled study of dextrose prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis with or without ACL laxity. Altern Ther Health Med. 2000;6:68–79.

10. Reeves KD, Hassanein KM. Long-term effects of dextrose prolotherapy for anterior cruciate ligament laxity. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003;9(3):58–62.

11.  Hauser RA, Hauser MA.  A Retrospective Study on Dextrose Prolotherapy for Unresolved Knee Pain at an Outpatient Charity Clinic in Rural Illinois.Journal of Prolotherapy. 2009;1:11-21.

 

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