Bone on bone knee arthritis question

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Anonymous asked 6 years ago
what is your most successful  “long term”  effect for bone on bone knee treatment ?   I am still walking and remain active but
with much knee, thigh and  calf leg  pain .  Had authroscopic surgery for meniscus tear and removal of some arthritis in April 2015.
I prefer not to resort for full knee replacement. I am 75 and in good health.  Thanks for your information.
1 Answers
Dr. Ward Dean, MD answered 6 years ago
The most successful response I’ve had was a 70 year old woman who was scheduled for knee replacement surgery the following week, who canceled her surgery after ONE prolozone treatment. Most people get improvement, but this was the worst case I’ve had with such a dramatic response. Everyone is different.
See the Q&A from an alternative physicians’ blog, with a question and responses about prolozone from other docs who do prolozone.
Ward Dean, MD
 
Hello
 Q: What is the theory behind Ozone therapy for degenerative changes to the knees?   How much and how often?  
M Fields MD
A1: Please refer to my book, the principles and applications of ozone therapy (available at amazon), for the complete description of how ozone works in the body….The Reader’s Digest version of why it works for arthritic knees is three:  one, it is a metabolic stimulant and has been shown to stimulate the activity of blast cells such as chondroblasts…secondly, it is anti-inflammatory, by decreasing the concentration of TNFa and IL6…..third, it has a direct pain- relieving effect that is separate from these other two effects….btw, it works great in combination with PRP…
Frank Shallenberger, MD
A2: Dr. Fields:  The best information I have comes from Dr. Shallenberger in Nevada who, I believe, originated the addition of ozone to prolotherapy and offers seminars to medical doctors in its application. I suggest you contact him.  On a personal level my wife, now 83, has benefitted from both prolotherapy (in 2009) 8 weekly sessions and Prolozone (2014) 4 weekly sessions.  In both cases the doctors advised additional Physical Therapy to improve her congenital knee problem.
All the best,
Jonathan Beggs
A3: Ozone stimulates cartilage growth factors, reduces inflammatory chemicals which reduces cartilage damage and provides oxygen into an oxygen starved space for cells to repair.
My results with plain and simple ozone instillation into knees is nothing short of spectacular, and even that may be an understatement. 
I generally use 15-25cc of gas at 26 gamma. Frequency is determined by how far away they live. I’ve done it a few times a week to a few times a year. Almost always get terrific results. 
We teach this at our quarterly hands-on oxidation workshops in Santa Rosa.
I had a degenerating medial meniscus in L knee which clunked so bad you could hear it across ihe room. I did some stem cells with PRP (as an experiment), followed by ozone. 15 months later I hiked the John Muir trail.
I don’t even know I have a knee now. 
Don’t believe me. Please visit my you tube channel to hear what my patients and even colleagues have to say.
Regards,
Robert Jay Rowen, MD
drrowen@att.net
http://www.docrowen.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/RobertRowenMD
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A4: We do a series of 3 injections at 20 gamma, with a 2 week interval between 1st and 2nd and 30 day interval between 2nd and 3rd, we are seeing about 85% success rate
Warden L Palmer
Veritas Medical Lubbock TX
A5: Worth looking at the books from Ziad Fahmy on orthopedics and ozone.  Available at
http://www.iaohdregis.org/collections/all?page=1
My personal sense is the effects are most complicated.
 
First of all, contrary to what we used to think, joints are most frequently NOT sterile–
Ozone can kill all the strange bugs including viruses, fungi, protozoans found therein.
 
That’s just a start.
 
Ozone also oxidizes and neutralizes all the necrotic remains and debris left behind,  
It’s an anti-inflammatory and suppresses many of the cytokine pathways leading to inflammation, It improves circulation and oxygenation, and Generates stem cells.
 
Regards, Bill Domb