Prolotherapy Services Offered in Buffalo, NY


Also known as ligament and tendon reconstruction therapy as well as fibro-osseous injection therapy, prolotherapy is a recognized orthopedic procedure that stimulates the body’s natural healing processes to strengthen joints of the spine and limbs weakened by trauma or overuse injury. When ligaments or tendon attachments are stretched, torn, or fragmented, joints become hypermobile and painful. Traditional approaches with surgery and anti-inflammatory drugs often fail to stabilize the joint and relieve this pain permanently.   

Prolotherapy creates a healing inflammatory reaction that stimulates injured-tissue cellular repair mechanisms and activates the body’s production of stem cells and growth factors that are shuttles to the site of injury. Prolotherapy has a unique ability to directly address the cause of instability as well as repair the weakened sites and produce new fibrous tissues, resulting in permanent stabilization of the joint.

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We use a Hackett and Hemwall technique for the treatment of the entire joint and supporting ligament and tendon attachments. This way both the internal structures and external ones that provide support and stability are addressed. All procedures are done under ultrasound guidance. All injections are placed based on an ultrasound evaluation and localization of the damaged region.


Prolotherapy is used for:


All Limb Joints




Mid & Lower Back

What to know before you go

Injuries older than six months and degenerative joint conditions that develop and progress slowly are not recognized by the body as injuries and there is no attempt by the body to heal them.  

Dr. Kaplan uses a comprehensive Hackett and Hemwall technique to optimize the entire tensegrity (structural integrity) of the joint. Injections use a natural dextrose solution that stimulates the body’s immune system to recognize the injured area and then is stimulated to repair it naturally.  


Dextrose solution is a natural substance and is extremely well-tolerated. Dr. Kaplan uses an ultrasound-guided technique that ensures safety and efficacy. 

OWM Integrative Wellness is ready to guide you to wellness. Call the office or request an appointment online today.

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