Sports Injuries

Autologous Adipose-derived Stromal/Stem Cells with Platelet-Rich Plasma as Biocellular Regenerative Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Proximal Hamstring Tendon Tear. (2013)

Case report for an active patient with a severe high hamstring tendinopathy and tear with a three year history of chronic pain successfully treated with Biocellular Prolotherapy (adipose derived).

Autologous Fat Grafting as a  Mesenchymal Stem Cell Source and  Living Bioscaffold in a Patellar Tendon Tear. (2012)
This case report shows the effective use of  Biocellular Prolotherapy (adipose derived) using autologous fat graft combined with platelet-rich plasma to provide repair cells in healing of a patelllar tendon tear.

Sports Medicine Applications of Platelet Rich Plasma. (2012)
This article discusses the use of PRP in Sports Medicine, how and why it works for various conditions, and reviews the medical literature.

Prolotherapy: a clinical review of its role in treating chronic musculoskeletal pain. (2011)
This article talks about how prolotherapy remains a promising option for the treatment of painful musculoskeletal conditions, particularly when other standard treatments have proved ineffective.

Hyperosmolar Dextrose Injection for Recalcitrant Osgood-Schlatter Disease. (2011)
Sixty-five knees in 54 athletes were treated with dextrose Prolotherapy. Results showed superior symptom-reduction and efficacy of injection therapy over the usual care in the treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease in adolescents.

Applications of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach. (2011)
This article provides a comprehensive review of the current literature on therapeutic use of autologous Platelet-rich plasma for musculoskeletal and sports medicine applications.

Evidence-Based Use of Dextrose Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain. (2011)
This scientific literature review shows there is good evidence to support the use of dextrose prolotherapy for various types of musculoskeletal pain involving the spine, pelvis and peripheral joints.

The New Age of Prolotherapy. (2010)
Discusses the advances that have been made in Prolotherapy including Platelet Rich Plasma, adult stem cell sources such as bone marrow and adipose, and the use of imaging with musculoskeletal ultrasound to increase precision in diagnosis and treatment of ligament, tendon, joint and sports injuries.

Platelet Rich Plasma for High Hamstring Tears. (2010)
The authors present a case report of an acute near complete high hamstring tear treated successfully 16 days after initial injury by Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy.  MRI documents tissue repair.

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) to Treat Sports Injuries Evidence to Support its Use.  (2010)
This analysis of the literature supports the efficacy of PRP and its use in the treatment of tendinous, ligamentous, cartilaginous and muscular injuries.

Platelet-Rich Plasma from Basic Science to Clinical Applications. (2009)
This article examines the basic science of PRP, and it describes the current clinical applications in sports medicine.

Treatment of Tendon and Muscle Using Platelet-Rich Plasma. (2009)
This paper examines the science behind the use of PRP in sports injuries, the value of PRP as a treatment for acute or chronic tendon and muscle disorders is explored.

Road to Prolotherapy: An Athletes Prolotherapy Story. (2009)
This is the published case report of a long distance runner, diagnosed with piriformis syndrome, who was helped with Prolotherapy.

Prolotherapy for Golfing Injuries and Pain. (2008)
This article discusses the mechanics behind golfing injuries and why Prolotherapy is effective in treating “golfers” elbow along with other sports related injuries.

Regenerative Injection of Elite Athletes with Career – Altering Chronic Groin Pain Who Fail Conservative Treatment. (2008)
Athletes suffering from chronic groin pain conditions returned to full elite-level performance in a timely and sustainable manner after Dextrose Prolotherapy.

Growth Factor Delivery Methods in the Management of Sports Injuries: the State of Play. (2008)
In recent years there have been rapid developments in the use of growth factors, such as platelet rich plasma, for accelerated healing of injury.  Results are promising in terms of earlier return to play following muscle and particularly tendon injury.

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Grafts for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Review. (2008)
This article discusses PRP therapy and reviews the current literature on this treatment modality.  The authors conclude that PRP provides a promising alternative to surgery by promoting safe and natural healing.

Efficacy of Dextrose Prolotherapy in Elite Male Kicking-Sport Athletes with Chronic Groin Pain. (2005)
Dextrose Prolotherapy showed marked efficacy for chronic groin pain including osteitis public in this group of elite rugby and soccer athletes.