Dextrose and cellular prolotherapy
Ultrasound-guided Prolozone injections of the foot and ankle joints can relieve pain and inflammation of the arthritic joints. Frequently the foot and ankle are victims of underlying ligamentous instability. We treat the entire region’s ligament, cartilage, and tendon complex to promote joint stabilization. Treatment of underlying ankle and foot joint degeneration and instability frequently helps avoid plantar fascia and bunion surgeries. Unlike a more commonly used target-specific approach where just one joint is injected, our technique restores stability to the areas around the joint. This not only allows for better healing but prevents the recurrence of the breakdown of the area in the future.
Concentrated dextrose solution is the first line of our regenerative treatments. When injected around the ligaments foot, ankle, and plantar fascia attachments, it promotes ligament regeneration, mild cartilage repair, and arch stabilization.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a stronger cellular treatment. It promotes joint cartilage regeneration, repair of worn cartilage and ligament, and repair of plantar fascia tears. PRP Prolotherapy technique is used in more advanced arthritic and degenerative cartilage and plantar fascia tear cases. It directly delivers grown factors to the damaged tissue and activates a signaling mechanism that stimulates the body’s stem cell production and recruitment to the site of injury. Repair and new tissue growth occur quickly and naturally.
Stem Cell therapy is the most advanced regenerative technique available. Stem cells are extracted from either the bone marrow or fat and are immediately reinjected in and around the hip joint. Direct delivery of mesenchymal stem cells into the affected area allows for repair by the growth of new healthy tissue.
Dr. Kaplan’s in-depth knowledge of peptide therapy allows him to stimulate repair and regeneration with specifically selected peptides. Tissue-repairing peptides BPC and Thymosin beta 4 are used in the injection solutions and CJC/ Ipamorellin is often used to stimulate stem cell activity before the procedure.
These peptides stimulate and enhance, Dextrose prolotherapy, PRP, and Stem cells’ regenerative potential.