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What is the alternative to operation on muscle tear?

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Dr. Hallie Robbins
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Prolotherapy

Though controversial to some doctors, and elective to insurance companies, some people and their physicians swear by injections to muscle tears using inflammation-triggering agents to promote a healing specified scarring response.
Prolotherapy and related sclerotherapy techniques include plasma-rich platelet injections. Musculoskeletal ultrasound can help target injection sites specifically.

In brief: Prolotherapy

Though controversial to some doctors, and elective to insurance companies, some people and their physicians swear by injections to muscle tears using inflammation-triggering agents to promote a healing specified scarring response.
Prolotherapy and related sclerotherapy techniques include plasma-rich platelet injections. Musculoskeletal ultrasound can help target injection sites specifically.
Dr. Hallie Robbins
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Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: PT

It depends on the severity and location of the tear. Physical therapy can be a viable alternative to surgery.
In addition, a local steroid injection may reduce inflammation further allowing your muscle to heal. Be sure to see a doc to see if you are a candidate for pt.

In brief: PT

It depends on the severity and location of the tear. Physical therapy can be a viable alternative to surgery.
In addition, a local steroid injection may reduce inflammation further allowing your muscle to heal. Be sure to see a doc to see if you are a candidate for pt.
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
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