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Can I use prolotherapy for a meniscal tear in my knee?
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Dr. Thomas Horn
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
meniscal tissue, particularly the inner 75-80% of it, has no blood supply and is the most common area to tear in your age group.
Various modalities can help relieve some of your symptoms, but a meniscus tear can only be permanently fixed with surgical treatment. An MRI scan is usually fairly accurate to establish the diagnosis and then your ortho specialist will discuss the procedure with you.

In brief: No
meniscal tissue, particularly the inner 75-80% of it, has no blood supply and is the most common area to tear in your age group.
Various modalities can help relieve some of your symptoms, but a meniscus tear can only be permanently fixed with surgical treatment. An MRI scan is usually fairly accurate to establish the diagnosis and then your ortho specialist will discuss the procedure with you.
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
There is no evidence that it is helpful.

In brief: No
There is no evidence that it is helpful.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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