Monthly Archives: May 2016

A New Treatment Option in Osteoarthritis: Prolotherapy Injections

Abstract Osteoarthritis is the most common degenerative disorder, and one of the major causes of physical disability in adults. Unfortunately many people experience arthroplasty or other major surgeries, in spite of improvements of the conservative options. There is a need … Continue reading

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Hypertonic dextrose injection (prolotherapy) for knee osteoarthritis: Long term outcomes

Abstract Objective: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a common, debilitating chronic disease. Prolotherapy is an injection therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain. Recent 52-week randomized controlled and open label studies have reported improvement of knee OA-specific outcomes compared to baseline status, and … Continue reading

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Hypertonic dextrose injections (prolotherapy) in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Hypertonic dextrose injections (prolotherapy) is an emerging treatment for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) but its efficacy is uncertain. We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis to synthesize clinical evidence on the effect of prolotherapy for knee OA. Fifteen electronic … Continue reading

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Effects of ozone therapy on facial nerve regeneration

Abstract Introduction: Ozone may promote moderate oxidative stress, which increases antioxidant endogenous systems. There are a number of antioxidants that have been investigated therapeutically for improving peripheral nerve regeneration. However, no previous studies have reported the effect of ozone therapy … Continue reading

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Role of PRP in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Abstract Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is one of the many new therapeutic approaches that continues to evolve in the field of general musculoskeletal medicine, sports medicine, and orthopedic medicine. There has been increasing amount of interest particularly in knee osteoarthritis as … Continue reading

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Effectiveness and relevant factors of platelet?rich plasma treatment in managing plantar fasciitis: A systematic review

Abstract Background: Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a common foot complaint, affects both active sportsmen and physically inactive middle age group. It is believed that PF results from degenerative changes rather than inflammation. Platelet?rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been introduced as … Continue reading

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Sciatica: Treatment with intradiscal and intraforaminal injections of steroid and oxygen-ozone versus steroid only

Abstract Purpose: To prospectively compare the clinical effectiveness of intraforaminal and intradiscal injections of a mixture of a steroid, a local anesthetic, and oxygen-ozone (O(2)-O(3)) (chemodiscolysis) versus intraforaminal and intradiscal injections of a steroid and an anesthetic in the management … Continue reading

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The Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Rib Fractures.

Abstract Background: Rib fracture is the most common result of thoracic traumas. Intrapulmonary shunt, alveolar capillary membrane damage, intra-alveolar hemorrhage, and hypoxia may develop following rib fractures. Therefore, prompt treatment is important. The aim of this experimental study was to analyze … Continue reading

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Hypertonic dextrose injections (prolotherapy) in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Hypertonic dextrose injections (prolotherapy) is an emerging treatment for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) but its efficacy is uncertain. We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis to synthesize clinical evidence on the effect of prolotherapy for knee OA. Fifteen electronic … Continue reading

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Impact of platelet-rich plasma injection timing on healing of Achilles tendon injury in a rat model.

Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the timing of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) application on the healing of Achilles tendon injury in a rat model. Methods: Fifty-four female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 4 … Continue reading

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