Current Clinical Considerations in the Use of Dextrose Prolotherapy in Sport and Exercise Medicine
Mark Wilson1, Anna Topping1*, Nirmala Perera1, Richard Saw1, David Hughes1 and Stephan Praet2
1Sports Medicine, Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce ACT, Australia
2Ochre Health Medical Centre, Health Hub, Bruce ACT, Australia
*Corresponding Author: Anna Topping, Sports Medicine, Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce ACT, Australia.
February 25, 2022; Published: June 08, 2022
Introduction: Prolotherapy is an injection-based therapy used for multiple acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain drivers. The aim of this clinical discussion is to review the clinical considerations in the use of prolotherapy in sport and exercise medicine. We will also compare intervention options and provide valuable clinical pearls.
Methodology: The focus of this clinical discussion is on the application of prolotherapy in clinical practice.
Summary: it is hoped that this narrative review guides clinicians on possible uses of prolotherapy in clinical practice, based on the current evidence of efficacy, complications and risk profile. The integration of clinical experience, combined with a review of the best evidence in the field, may assist in clinical decision making.
Keywords: Dextrose Prolotherapy; Sport; Exercise; Medicine
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