The information on this website is for educational purposes only. Do not act or rely upon the information on this website without seeking independent professional medical advice.  Prolotherapy is a medical technique. As with any medical technique, results will vary among individuals, and there is no guarantee that you will receive the same outcome as patient reports here. Prolotherapy injections may not work for you and as with all medical procedures there are risks involved. These risks should be discussed with a qualified health care professional prior to any treatment so that you have proper informed consent and understand that there are no guarantees to healing.

Knee Meniscal Tears

Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy as First-Line Treatment for Meniscal Pathology.  (2010)
This article gives a very comprehensive review of the anatomy and pathophysiology of meniscus tears with five case reports of MRI-documented tears successfully treated with PRP Prolotherapy.  

The Case for Utilizing Prolotherapy as First-Line Treatment for Meniscal Pathology. (2010)
This retrospective study shows Prolotherapy is effective in the treatment of 28 MRI-documented meniscal tears and degeneration.  27 out of 28 (96%) patients stated that their response to Prolotherapy met their expectations with only one patient ending up getting surgery.  

A Novel Hypothesis: The Application of Platelet-Rich Plasma Can Promote the Clinical Healing of White-White Meniscal Tears. (2012)
The problem of promoting healing in the avascular ("white-white") portion of the meniscus has not been resolved by knee surgeons.  PRP has been proposed as a simple approach to promote healing in these areas. 

High Resolution Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Document Tissue Repair After Prolotherapy. (2006)
Case report No. 3 is of a complex tear of the medial meniscus  documented by MRI.  After a series of Prolotherapy treatments this patient had resolution of her pain.  At two year followup she reported continued pain resolution, with new MRI demonstrating improvement.