Injections Help Heal Orthopedic Injury
Prolotherapy injections are available at our Bend clinic and have proven to be successful in treating musculoskeletal injury, including ligament, joint pain and tendon injuries, and osteoarthritis.
Our prolotherapy injections are also known as regenerative medicine by targeting the damaged connective tissue with a precise injection. The injection creates a specific inflammation point, stimulating the body’s natural healing process to create new, strengthened tissue. Depending on the severity of the injury or degeneration, it may take several injections spaced at two to four week intervals to achieve optimal results.
There are several types of prolotherapy injections, including Dextrose, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell.
Dextrose is a mixture of natural elements like sugar or salt with sterilized water. This produces a slight irritant at the site of the injury.
Our in house medical lab yields higher amounts and concentrations of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and also the ability to remove or add white blood cells (Pure or Acellular PRP versus Cellular PRP) depending on the tissue (joint, ligament or tendon) being treated. Most commercial kits only process cellular PRP with average yields of 6 cc (2-3X platelets) versus 14-18 cc (4-6X platelets) through our lab. This results in fewer treatments and much better outcomes.
Autologous adipose (fat) stem cells are removed from the patient and processed in our in house medical lab for injection at the site of injury to produce cell regeneration and healing.
Before treating a patient with prolotherapy, Dr. Flattery provides a thorough examination and diagnosis that determines the root of the pain, and creates a customized treatment plan.
Prolotherapy injections for osteoarthritis and joint pain may be an appropriate alternative to surgery for your injury or chronic pain, or it may be a complementary treatment to other medical solutions. Dr. Flattery uses a combination of prolotherapy and conventional forms of medicine to ensure his patients get on a fast track to healing.
For more information on the latest in Prolotherapy, check out the Journal of Prolotherapy, and this link to an article on Stem Cell Therapies.
If you have pain from an orthopedic injury or arthritis, call Bend Regenerative Medicine and set up an appointment to discuss prolotherapy injection treatment options