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Old 05-28-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Can prolotherapy prevent hip resurfacing?

I have worn out the cartilage in my left hip and have had pain for the last 5 years or so. I am planning on having hip resurfacing surgery this year and recently had someone tell me prolotherapy may heal it without surgery. Does anyone have any information or experience in this technique? I would like to continue playing soccer and tennis and I am 55 years old. I walk with a limp and just recently stopped playing contact sports because it is hampering me too much. It is not horrible pain but it is fairly constant now. Also, has anyone had hip resurfacing surgery and gone back to contact (ie running) sports? Any bad experiences with metal on metal Birmingham?