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The SPECIALIST'S OFFICE => Ruptured patellar tendon or ruptured quadriceps tendon => Topic started by: jplewis17 on August 21, 2008, 01:50:40 PM

Title: Prolotherapy - Tendon/Ligament Injury
Post by: jplewis17 on August 21, 2008, 01:50:40 PM
Hi Guys,

I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Prolotherapy("Proliferative Injection Therapy") for tendon/ligament damage.

For those of you that don't know Prolotherapy is the injection of (in my case) glucose solution into damaged soft tissue. The solution acts as an irritant and encourages blood flow and healing in the damaged area.

I've been suffering with patellar tendon problems following a partial rupture in my patellar tendon about 8 months ago and after going to a physio for all that time haven't seen much improvement - the link at the bottom of the page is for my postings on the injury board. I've now been referred to a new sports physician who is trying out a course of prolotherapy.

I had my first injection about 4 days ago, I was shocked at how much swelling there was immediately after - more than there was when I ruptured the tendon! The doc said it would be sore for up to 5 days. By day 3 most of the pain from the injection had gone and although my knee was still a bit swollen the general function has improved even now - I can squat and lunge deeper with hardly any pain!

I wanted to get some opinions from people who have been a bit further into the treatment. Any input on the subject would be appreciated and i would be happy to answer questions.

Thanks
JP

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