Prolotherapy is an alternative pain treatment for avascular necrosis of the AVN hip, providing immediate pain relief and increasing mobility in patients with AVN abnormality. Let’s know more about this treatment.

What is Prolotherapy Treatment?

Prolotherapy is a medical procedure that gets used to treat joint pain. It involves the injection of dextrose (a form of sugar) into the joint. The treatment is said to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and helps to reduce pain and improve mobility in joints.

Goal of Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy aims to stimulate the growth of new soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, and cartilage) within an arthritic joint. It does this by injecting an irritant substance into the joint space. This irritant stimulates the body’s natural healing process, resulting in the new ligament, tendon, and cartilage growth.

Process of Prolotherapy Treatment

The injection of glucose, dextrose, and sodium correlate into the affected joint and is done directly by the doctor. The affected area gets first tested to make sure there are no problems. The injections are made through tiny needles that penetrate deep into the joint capsule. There is a mild discomfort when the needle goes in but nothing like what you would feel if you were to get an injection at your family physician’s office. The patient can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Duration of Treatment

Each session will last about twenty minutes, and three sessions are normally required for a full recovery. Following this treatment, patients begin an exercise program that strengthens the muscles around their joints. These exercises prevent stiffness from coming back.


Prolotherapy is a very effective treatment for AVN hip pain, and it has plenty of additional benefits as well. If you are considering surgery or simply a patient who wants to do everything possible before having surgery, Dr.Vikram Rajguru at Hadapsar in Pune can help you through Prolotherapy treatment!