Prolotherapy treatments for knee osteoarthritis patients

Prolotherapy compared to Hyaluronic injections In a September 2022 study (1), researchers compared the effectiveness of dextrose Prolotherapy injections to hyaluronic acid injections in knee osteoarthritis patients. The researchers noted that while intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections are recommended in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis dextrose prolotherapy has been reported as effective and safe. The aim

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Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for knee osteoarthritis

Understanding Platelet Rich Plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis PRP treatments involve collecting a small amount of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red cells. The collected platelets are then injected back into the injured area to stimulate healing and regeneration. The platelets contain healing agents, or “growth

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Do statins for cholesterol problems accelerate or worsen osteoarthritis?

There is a lot of controversy as to whether statin use for high cholesterol and metabolic disorders causes accelerated or worsening osteoarthritis or protects against worsening osteoarthritis.. We do see many patients who have weight challenges and cholesterol problems, among many. They have osteoarthritis and they have cholesterol problems being managed by statin use. They

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Patella Instability and Chronic Dislocation

Many knees I see are unstable, not because of one single issue, but because of a number of combined degenerative knee situations. Patella instability is one of the more common problems we see. Your knee cap or patella is held in place by tendons that allow it to move and slide within the trochlear groove

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Does age matter in hip replacement outcomes?

I will get many emails asking simply, “Am I too old for hip replacement or your treatments?” “What age should I consider hip replacement?” “Do you think my doctor is right when he is telling me to wait for a few years to get a hip replacement?” My long standing opinion has always been, if

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Injections and other non-surgical treatments for hip osteoarthritis

Typically before someone diagnosed with hip osteoarthritis is recommended to surgery, they will be offered various injections that may help them delay or prolong the need for the replacement surgery. The reasons for delaying hip replacements are many. You have to work, you are a primary caregiver, you are waiting until you retire, you simply

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Pain medications increase fall risk in older patients

During the pandemic, when access to medical care and orthopedic surgery were compromised, many people found themselves being prescribed and taking more painkillers and anti-inflammatories to manage their chronic pain. As elective surgeries were push back and delayed, more pills were given. Painkillers and anti-inflammatories medications come with many well known and well documented side

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Complications and failure after total ankle replacement

There are many people who have had very successful ankle replacement surgeries. This article is to discuss what happens when ankle replacement surgeries are not that successful and is there anything that can be done? People who reach out to our office will share a similar story. They had an ankle replacement and they still

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