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Our vet wants us to consider prolotherapy for Siena's right hip (mod-severe HD). I've read up a bit on it, but wondered if anyone here has experience with it (either human or dog) and what the outcome was and any challenges they faced.

Siena had her left hip replaced in March of this year and we're not ready (financially, emotionally, physically) to do the other hip (and may never be ready).

So, we are considering this as a less invasive procedure with hopes to improve things and delay any further surgery necessary.

Would love to hear any feedback and THANKS!
 

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I'd love to try prolotherapy on myself! I'm on a message board for a genetic disorder I have, and a lot of people there have tried prolotherapy and give rave reviews. I've never heard anything negative about it yet.
Maybe the only negative is the pain after? Definitely worth investigating and if we end up doing it (no hurry, of course), then I'll be sure to let you know.

Is there a human forum related to the topic that I could look at?
 

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Hi Diana - I was doing some more research on Prolotherapy and ran across your question. I have a foster rescue mastiff that is going through prolotherapy right now and it is helping him. It was determined that a TTO or a TPLO would not work for him and the only thing that would would be 2 total knee replacements. The only thing I do not like is that he is put under anesthesia each time : ( . It takes him 2-3 days to fully recover and he has treatments every 2 weeks. I'm trying to research if that can be stretched out longer. He has had 4 treatments so far, along with electric acupuncture. He will never be "fixed" but he is off of all pain meds now. I don't know what else you were looking for as far as information but if you ask, I will try to answer!
Thanks for the information. Our vet did indicate that anesthesia is likely, and similar to you, I don't like that. Siena's been under already multiple times, sometimes she's great after, sometimes she's a bear, just depends (plus the whining is not fun too!).

Have they said how long the treatment lasts once the set of treatments is done? Does he have any exercise restrictions immediately after the injection (assume for a few days he has to take it easy). Couldn't be worse than 3 months with no exercise like she had with the hip replacement! Accupuncture never did much for Siena that we could tell. (I tried it for myself and it didn't help much either). Thanks for any info you can provide :)
 

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Thanks for all the information, this is great to learn about. We're super hesitant (if I said it already, sorry) about the multiple anesthesia's though. She doesn't always do that great while under, so I want to be careful. This is great info, so thanks very much.
 
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