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Knee Injuries


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Knee injuries are one of the most common problems we treat with Prolotherapy at our office. The knee joint is one of the most crucial joints in the body. Normal knee function is vital to involvement in everyday activities. The knee joint is found in the middle of the leg and connects the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone). The patella or kneecap sits to the front of these bones. The femur and tibia are connected by the four main ligaments at the knee, the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (ACL and PCL, found deep within the knee joint) and the Medial (MCL) and Lateral (LCL) Collateral Ligaments (on either side of the joint). There are also two forms of cartilage in the knee. Articular cartilage, which protects the ends of both bones and the back of the patella allowing for smooth movement, and the cartilage meniscus which are two semicircular discs providing cushioning and support for the bones. The knee is extremely vulnerable to injury in one or a combination of these elements. In the case of knee injury we recommend using Prolotherapy to strengthen and repair damaged tissue, ligaments and tendons.

Prolotherapy is an innovative treatment that stimulates the immune system to repair damaged tissue. ”Prolo” comes from the word proliferate. Prolotherapy then, describes the therapy which utilizes proliferation of fibroblastic cells that grow the ligaments and tendons. By proliferation of the fibroblasts, new, strong, collagen tissue is formed. This new tissue is what is needed to repair ligament and tendon sprains and injuries. Receive treatment for your knee injuries with comprehensive Prolotherapy at our office.

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Dr. Peter A. Fields is The Athletic Doc®. For over 25 years Dr. Fields has been active in the sport of Triathlon. In November 2012 he completed his second Ironman Triathlon, beating his time by 14 minutes. It is his experience as an athlete that allows him to understand the demands on the physical body, the potential for injury and the passion of the athlete to get back to participating in the sport they love.

Contact us to see if you are a candidate for Prolotherapy or need a second opinion for a recommended surgery. Our goal is to help you improve your health, recover quickly and get back to doing what you love to do!

Some of the most common knee pain conditions and injuries we treat with comprehensive Prolotherapy are:

  • ACL tear Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury
  • Arthritis of the knee
  • Breaststrokers knee
  • Bucket handle tear of the meniscus
  • Cartilage lesion
  • Chondromalacia patellae
  • Complex meniscus tear
  • Flap tear
  • Horizontal tear
  • Jumpers knee
  • Knee instability
  • Knee pain after surgery
  • Knee popping
  • Knee replacement pain
  • Knee stiffness
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) injury
  • Ligament laxity
  • Ligament sprain
  • Ligament tear
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injury
  • Meniscus tear
  • Oblique meniscus tear
  • Overuse injuries
  • Parrot beak tear
  • Patellar tracking
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injury
  • Post-surgical knee pain
  • Radial meniscus tear
  • Runners knee
  • Tendinosis

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    Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • (310) 453-1234
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