Ultrasound Guided Nerve Hydrodissection
What is Ultrasound Guided Nerve Hydrodissection?
Ultrasound Guided Nerve Hydrodissection is a technique that is commonly used to treat peripheral nerve entrapments, which is a condition in which nerves are compressed or restricted as a result of surrounding anatomic structures, trauma, injury, overuse, or scar tissue from surgery. Symptoms of peripheral nerve entrapment range from mild discomfort to severe pain and even paralysis in severe cases. You may also experience numbness or tingling in the affected area.
This procedure can be used as an alternative to open surgery for some patients. Using fluid, nerve hydrodissection releases the entrapped nerve from surrounding muscles or scar tissue.
This procedure is a minimally invasive treatment used to treat a variety of issues caused by nerve entrapment. This treatment is an excellent choice for athletes or anyone that would like to restore their mobility and get relief from nerve pain. Ultrasound Guided Nerve Hydrodissection can be used to treat conditions such as the following:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
- Thoracic outlet syndrome / brachial plexus neuritis
- Radial nerve or posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) entrapment
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Piriformis syndrome
- Morton’s neuroma / Interdigital neuroma
- Scar neuropathy
How Ultrasound Guided Nerve Hydrodissection Treats Nerve Entrapment
During this procedure, ultrasound guidance is used to identify the entrapped nerve and guide the needle to the nerve. After this, a solution such as saline is placed around the entrapped nerve to separate it from surrounding tissue, fascia, or adjacent structures that may be compressing it. This procedure alleviates numbness, tingling, and pain caused by nerve entrapment and allows nerves to heal. Depending on the patient, only one treatment may be needed, but this procedure typically needs to be repeated, with some patients requiring 3-6 treatments.
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