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Have you heard of prolotherapy? If so, how efective is it on shoulder connective tissues and labrum?
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Dr. Ario Kiarash
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not proven
Prolotherapy involves injection of dextrose(sugar) solution into ligaments to induce repair and strengthening.
The labrum is made of a different kind of connective tissue, and if damaged, i.e.. Thorn, it will not likely respond to prolotherapy. If detached from the glenoid(socket) of the shoulder it needs to be re attached. This will not happen with prolotherapy but requires surgery.

In brief: Not proven
Prolotherapy involves injection of dextrose(sugar) solution into ligaments to induce repair and strengthening.
The labrum is made of a different kind of connective tissue, and if damaged, i.e.. Thorn, it will not likely respond to prolotherapy. If detached from the glenoid(socket) of the shoulder it needs to be re attached. This will not happen with prolotherapy but requires surgery.
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