The information on this website is for educational purposes only. Do not act or rely upon the information on this website without seeking independent professional medical advice. Prolotherapy is a medical technique. As with any medical technique, results will vary among individuals, and there is no guarantee that you will receive the same outcome as patient reports here. Prolotherapy injections may not work for you and as with all medical procedures there are risks involved. These risks should be discussed with a qualified health care professional prior to any treatment so that you have proper informed consent and understand that there are no guarantees to healing.
The New York Times August 2007
"A leader in the field." Dr. Donna Alderman, an osteopathic physician who is medical director of the Hemwall Center for
Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine. "The technique reactivates the healing process by injecting a mildly irritating
substance - commonly a somewhat concentrated sugar solution along with the pain killer Lidocaine - into the injured area
to stimulate a temporary low-grade inflammation. In some cases, growth factors themselves may be injected."
"Prolotherapy" Chapter 18
Donna Alderman, Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Pain Management.
Editors: Weintraub, Mamtani and Micozzi., Springer Publishing Company, New York, 2008
Mayo Clinic Newsletter 2005
"In the case of chronic ligament or tendon pain that hasn't responded to more conservative treatments such as prescribed exercise or physical therapy, Prolotherapy may be helpful."
Mayo Clinic Newsletter March 2010
When tendon trouble - such as tennis elbow or Achilles tendon pain - doesn't respond to traditional treatment, an injection of the patient's own blood plasma into the tendon may provide relief.
Platelet Rich Plasma for Rotator Cuff Tendon Tear
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) Prolotherapy continues to increase in use in orthopedics, with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons summarizing that available data suggest PRP may be valuable in enhancing soft-tissue repair and wound healing.