Knee Osteoarthritis treatments – Prolotherapy Medical News
As research is being published on articular cartilage regeneration, it is becoming apparent that a combination of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, and Stem Cell Therapy is an effective treatment for cartilage regeneration in cases of knee osteoarthritis
Ross Hauser, MD
As research is being published on articular cartilage regeneration, it is becoming apparent that a combination of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, and Stem Cell Therapy is an effective treatment for cartilage regeneration.
Research for PRP and Stem Cell Therapy
Older tenets of medicine state that cartilage cannot be repaired. These tenets are being challenged in both human and animal studies. Researchers in Korea found that rabbits with osteoarthritis of the knees treated with intra-articular PRP injection showed cartilage regeneration in all severities of rabbit knee osteoarthritis. The cartilage regenerative power of PRP injection in moderate knee osteoarthritis was greater than that in mild or very mild osteoarthritis. In other words the worse degeneration of cartilage the better PRP worked. 1
Kenneth M. Hurwitz, MD has been a physician for thirty years and has been a prolotherapist for eleven years. He has extensive experience in the treatment of athletic injuries and chronic musculoskeletal pain. He is a member of the Botox™ Physicians Network and has ten years experience administering Botox™ for painful muscle spasm and headaches.
He also has administered cosmetic Botox™ for improving appearance in several of Utah’s most prestigious salons. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Pain Management and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Board Eligible by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Before attending medical school he taught biology at the college and high school levels and served as an athletic trainer and coach. He has additional experience as a public school physician and hospital department chairman in Syracuse, New York. He also served as a medic for six years in the US Army.
Dr. Hurwitz trained in prolotherapy at the Medical School of the University of Wisconsin and has trained with Dr. Adelson in the use of platelet rich plasma for injury and cosmetic restoration. He has additional training in cosmetic procedures from the National Procedures Institute.