Prolotherapy to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

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Do you need an ACL to play recreational sports? Ross Hauser, MD A paper published in December 2017 by Turkish physicians in the journal Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica weighed in on the ACL surgery or not debate. “Whether surgical or conservative treatment is more effective in allowing patients to return to physical activity after […]

Knee Pain and the pes anserinus tendons

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Ross Hauser, MD A common cause of knee pain is not ligament injury. (We realize that this is shocking, since we have been explaining in past newsletters that ligaments are normally the cause of chronic pain.) The most common cause of chronic knee pain (see Prolotherapy research paper) is weakness in the pes anserinus tendons. […]

The Deterioration of Articular Cartilage in Osteoarthritis by Corticosteroid Injections

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Ross Hauser, MD Abstract The hallmark feature of osteoarthritis is the breakdown in the articular cartilage  of joints such as the knee and hip. Both animal and human research has consistently shown that corticosteroid injections into normal and degenerated knees accelerate the arthritic process. A summary of the effects of the intraarticular corticosteroids on articular […]