The huge umbrella of regenerative therapy includes prolotherapy (injection of dextrose) and platelet rich plasma (PRP).
Dextrose is believed to incite localized inflammation, hence gathering cells involved in healing to the injured area.
PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood, hence presenting lower risks of drug allergy, adverse blood reactions and infection.
These therapeutic substances are injected, usually via ultrasound guidance, to an injured area of muscle or tendon. The intent is to increase the concentration of cells that help in healing the injured area.
These injured areas may arise from sports, falls or degeneration.