PROLOTHERAPY

Prolotherapy

 

“Prolotherapy is a method of injection treatment designed to strengthen the weld of disabled ligaments and tendons to bone, by stimulating the production of new bone and fibrous cells.”

George S. Hackett, M.D. Father of Prolotherapy.

 

In simple terms, Prolotherapy is a treatment that stimulates the body to repair the painful area.  It consists of the injection of a solution within the relaxed ligament and tendon, which will stimulate the production of new fibrous tissue and bone cells, that will strengthen the weld of fibrous tissue and bone cells to stabilize the articulation (where the bone and ligament meet) and permanently eliminates the disability.

The term was coined by George S. Hackett, MD. In 1956. He describes prolotheraphy as follows: the treatment consists of the injection of a solution within the relaxed ligament and tendon which will stimulate the production of new fibrous tissue and bone cells, that will strengthen the weld of fibrous tissue and bone cells to stabilize the articulation (where the bone and ligament meet) and permanently eliminates the disability. Dr. Hackett, applied the name prolotheraphy from the word prolo (latin) meaning offspring; proliferate- to produce new cells in rapid succession (Webster Dictionary), his definition of prolotheraphy as applied medically in the treatment of skeletal disability is “the rehabilitation of and incompetent structure by the generation of new cellular tissue".