November 12, 2015 – New research presented last week at the annual meeting of The American Academy of Rheumatology in San Francisco showed that injecting ozone gas into the knee reduces pain and improves functioning and quality of life in people with knee osteoarthritis.
According to the authors of the study, “We think the work means that ozone can give the patient a better quality of life with less pain and more independence in daily life activities, explains de Jesus and Dr. Trevisani, a PhD student and professor at Federal University of São Paulo — Paulista School of Medicine in Brazil, respectively. “Ozone is also capable of delaying the need for joint replacement surgery. It is a tool for the clinician to reduce pain or to help control it.” (To read more, click here.)
Dr. Tortland currently is the ONLY physician in New England performing ozone injections (in the form of Prolozone.)