Fascial Release of a Knee Flexion Deformity After a Total Knee Replacement

Abstract   There is no consensus on how to best manage fixed flexion deformity of the knee following total knee arthroplasty. We present the case of a 63-year-old hypermobile female with a fixed flexion deformity and fascial hamstring tendon adhesions noted on ultrasound evaluation. She was treated with a fascial hydrorelease and achieved full [...]

Dextrose Prolotherapy Review for Lower Extremity Injuries

ABSTRACT: Lower extremity soft tissues injuries account for a large proportion of musculoskeletal injuries. In cases where medication, physical therapy and cortisone injections do not provide complete relief, dextrose prolotherapy is a viable treatment option that has been available for many decades. In our clinic, dextrose prolotherapy is particularly effective in patients who are [...]

Folate-Deficient Hypermobility Syndrome: A New Diagnosis

Jacques Courseault, MD, CAQSM, FAAPMR August 26, 2022 - The area of hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos research is gaining more traction with the recognition of peculiar clinically presenting patterns in flexible patients. Because of the thorough evaluation performed at the Tulane Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Clinic, we noticed a trend of high folate levels during the [...]

By |2022-08-26T18:28:32+00:00August 26th, 2022|Hypermobility|

What is Hypermobility

What is Hypermobility? Hypermobility refers to the natural flexibility of joints. Thirty to fifty percent of the population has joint hypermobility, which in many cases, offers an athletic and competitive advantage. Because of flexible joints secondary to hypermobility, those who are hypermobile can run faster, jump higher, avoid certain injuries and throw farther than [...]

Dextrose Prolotherapy for Treating Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Injuries in Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Systematic Review

Rachel Turner, Brent Shaw, Catherine Kingry, MD, Jacques Courseault, MD, CAQSM, FAAPMR Abstract Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) is the most common subtype of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, which manifests as the most common connective tissue disorder, affecting at least 1 in 500 patients. Dextrose prolotherapy is a promising treatment for upper extremity pain. The Tulane Hypermobility [...]

By |2022-07-08T13:56:48+00:00July 8th, 2022|Hypermobility|
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