Prolotherapy Injection

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See Hauser et al for a free open access systematic review from 2016.[1]The most commonly use agent is dextrose usually in concentrations between 5-20%. Some use tetradecyl (2mL 3% tetradecyl diluted in 50mL vial of prilocaine to make 0.11%) or polidocanol for those with sulfate allergies. Dextrose can be obtained by MPSO, while tetradecyl and polidocanol can be obtained from NZ scientific and medical.

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  1. Hauser et al.. A Systematic Review of Dextrose Prolotherapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Clinical medicine insights. Arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders 2016. 9:139-59. PMID: 27429562. DOI. Full Text.

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