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 over-use 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, with its unique ability to directly address the cause of the instability, can repair the weakened sites and produce new fibrous tissues, resulting in permanent stabilization of the joint.
Prolotherapy is used for:
All Limb Joints
Mid & Lower Back
Dr. Kaplan uses a comprehensive Hackett and Hamwell technique to optimize the entire tensegrity (structural integrity) of the joint.
Injections use a natural dextrose solution that stimulates the injured area to repair naturally.
How we are different:
We use a Hackett and Hamwell technique for the treatment of the entire joint and supporting ligament and tendon attachments. This was 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 regions.
Dextrose solution is a natural substance and is extremely well-tolerated.
Dr. Kaplan uses an ultrasound-guided technique that ensures safety and efficacy.