PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy is very useful and effective in cases of severe labral and meniscal (knee) tears, chronic osteoarthritis of the knee and even avascular necrosis of the hip. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma involves drawing some of your blood and then processing it and using the growth factors in this blood to start the healing and eventual pain relief. Dr. Mahl often uses it when a patient is not responding quite as well as he had hoped with dextrose prolotherapy and/or has a more severe injury. We occasionally use Human Growth Hormone (HGH) or Testosterone in very small amounts along with regular Prolotherapy solutions, in knee joints and hip joints and other joints to help with cartilage regeneration.
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Dr. Charles Mahl