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A 39-year-old male asked:

Is platelet rich plasma and prolotherapy the same thing?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: You are comparing two "alternative" treatments in which stuff is injected into the insertions of ligaments / tendons. In prolotherapy, the operator injects sugar, glycerine, or some other simple substance. Injecting platelet-rich plasma is a whole new level of things. Caveat emptor.
Last updated Aug 27, 2016
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