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VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 1 ( January-April, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Hip Prolotherapy

Alif N Rahman, Hanindya Prasojo

Keywords : Dextrose, Hip, Pain, Prolotherapy

Citation Information : Rahman AN, Prasojo H. Hip Prolotherapy. J Recent Adv Pain 2020; 6 (1):36-38.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10046-0164

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-08-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Background: Chronic musculoskeletal disease is one of the causes of a patient seeking help from a doctor due to the inhibition of daily activity, and hip pain is one of them.1 Not everyone who is a candidate for an operation will choose this option.1,2 Prolotherapy is becoming a widespread form of pain management associated with chronic tendonitis and joint degenerative arthritis. Prolotherapy then becomes an affordable cost treatment option and can be a consideration for patients who are contraindicated for surgery.4,5 Case description: A 63-year-old female arrived complaining of right hip pain for 10 months. She began feeling the pain after motorcycle collision with the right hip crashing into the street. The pain would come and go but had been especially troubling after 2 months of accident. She noticed decreased strength and inability to abduct her right hip. The problem progressed until she could not walk without pain. The patient underwent four dextrose prolotherapy treatments at 3-week intervals. Conclusion: Prolotherapy may be an additional method and even a solution with a good prognosis for the treatment of hip chronic musculoskeletal pain. The dramatic loss of pain for the patient after a series of prolotherapy injection, and radiological parameters showed improvement, is the reason why hip prolotherapy is considered indispensable for people suffering with chronic hip pain.1–3

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