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Prolotherapy regenerative injections

Kyoungho Ryu, Dongchan Ko, Goeun Lim, Eugene Kim, Sung Hyun Lee
Background: Rotator cuff tendinopathy is a primary cause of shoulder pain and dysfunction. Several effective nonsurgical treatment methods have been described for chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy. Prolotherapy with polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN), which consists of active deoxyribonucleotide polymers that stimulate tissue repair, is a nonsurgical regenerative injection that may be a viable treatment option. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of PDRN in the treatment of chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy...
2018: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
Vinicius Tieppo Francio, Robert S Dima, Chris Towery, Saeid Davani
Regenerative injection therapy and low level laser therapy are alternative remedies known for their success in the treatment and symptomatic management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. In response to the growing demand for alternative therapies in the face of the opioid epidemic, the authors conduct a literature review to investigate the potential for prolotherapy and LLLT to be used adjunctively to manage chronic osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a degenerative chronic musculoskeletal condition on the rise in North America, and is frequently treated with opioid medications...
October 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Poupak Rahimzadeh, Farnad Imani, Seyed Hamid Reza Faiz, Saeed Reza Entezary, Mahnaz Narimani Zamanabadi, Mahmoud Reza Alebouyeh
Introduction: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic joint disease that usually occurs in older people and leads to pain and disabilities. OA treatment ranges from drug therapy to surgery. Drug and rehabilitation therapy are preferred over surgery, and, especially, there is a tendency toward compounds causing regenerative changes in the knee joint. In the present study, the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection and prolotherapy (PRL) were examined on the level of pain and function of the knee joint in patients with OA...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
David Rabago, Bobby Nourani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Osteoarthritis and overuse tendinopathy are common chronic conditions of high societal and patient burden. The precise etiology of pain and disability in both conditions is multifactorial and not well understood. Patients are often refractory to conservative therapy. The development of new therapeutic options in both conditions is a public health priority. Prolotherapy is an injection-based outpatient regenerative therapy for chronic musculoskeletal conditions, including osteoarthritis and tendinopathy...
June 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
Helene Bertrand, Kenneth Dean Reeves, Cameron J Bennett, Simon Bicknell, An-Lin Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of dextrose prolotherapy on pain levels and degenerative changes in painful rotator cuff tendinopathy against 2 potentially active control injection procedures. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial, blinded to participants and evaluators. SETTING: Outpatient pain medicine practice. PARTICIPANTS: Persons (N=73) with chronic shoulder pain, examination findings of rotator cuff tendinopathy, and ultrasound-confirmed supraspinatus tendinosis/tear...
January 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Virtaj Singh, Andrea Trescot, Isuta Nishio
Although interventional procedures should be used cautiously in the setting of chronic pain, there is a role for a variety of injections to facilitate a patient's overall rehabilitation program. There are many resources available, including a prior issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, which discuss the more conventional spinal injections. The focus of this article is on lesser-known injection options for treating chronic pain. The authors separately discuss trigger point injections, regenerative injections (prolotherapy), and injections using botulin toxins...
May 2015: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Francois Louw
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2014: Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
H Zhou, K Hu, Y Ding
Conservative interventions with simple procedures and predictable benefits are expected by patients with recurrent dislocation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). We have introduced a modified technique of prolotherapy that comprises injection of lignocaine and 50% dextrose at a single site in the posterior periarticular tissues. We studied the effects in 45 younger patients (age range 17-59 years) with non-neurogenic recurrent dislocation of the TMJ, and confirmed the therapeutic effect after more than a year's follow-up...
January 2014: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Bradley D Fullerton, K Dean Reeves
Recent advances in ultrasound technology are leading physiatrists to new understandings of pain sources, new treatment options, and the ability to guide soft tissue interventions. This article examines the role of imaging ultrasound in diagnosing soft tissue injury and disease that may respond to regenerative medicine techniques (known as prolotherapy) using injectants such as dextrose, morrhuate sodium, or platelet-rich plasma. The current state of ultrasound evidence for these interventions is reviewed. Case examples assist in understanding clinical applications that currently outpace the evidence base...
August 2010: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Roy V Hakala
Proliferation therapy, or "prolotherapy," is also known as regenerative injection therapy (RIT). Since the 1930s, the technique has been used to stabilize injured joints and to relieve joint pain. This article reviews the history and scientific literature regarding prolotherapy and describes the application of the technique to treat injured or unstable temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Alternative medicaments and the likely mechanisms of action are discussed. A brief preliminary summary of a retrospective clinical study of the efficacy of prolotherapy is included...
October 2005: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Felix S Linetsky, Rafael Miguel, Francisco Torres
Significant progress has been made in interventional pain management. Despite this progress, patients continue to present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Steroidal and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications have limited use in degenerative painful conditions of connective tissue. Regenerative injection therapy, also known as prolotherapy, is a viable, type-specific treatment for such pathology. Several placebo-controlled studies, together with uncontrolled studies, indicate the effectiveness of regenerative injection therapy in treating painful ligament and tendon pathology...
February 2004: Current Pain and Headache Reports
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