Nerve and Tissue Hydrodisection
Hydrodissection describes a process of injecting a solution around a nerve that is entrapped in layers of tissue.
Most common areas of entrapment occur in the region of the lower abdomen and groin, elbow and wrist regions of the arm, knee and ankle regions of the leg.
Trauma to a region where the nerve passes through layers of muscle can create inflammation and scar tissue. Scar tissue that develops in the layers of muscle and around the nerve constrict the nerve’s ability to glide through the region. This obstructs normal blood flow and nutrition delivery to the nerve. This process creates pain in the area that typically doesn’t get resolved until the nerve is released from the encasing scar tissue.
When the entrapment of the regional nerve is released, circulation and natural healing cycle of the body is restored.
When the scarred muscles are separated, a normal glide and slide of one muscle past the other is restored.
WHAT TO KNOW
BEFORE YOU GO
Nerve entrapment is one of the most undiagnosed sources of pain and one of the most easily treated.
Ultrasound examination allows for finding the location of entrapment and precision of treatment.
Extent and duration of nerve injury dictates the type of solutions used for repair.
Solutions can range from diluted dextrose (neural prolotherapy) to peptide or placenta matrix hydrodisection.
OWM Buffalo’s Dr. Leonard Kaplan is the premier neurological ultrasonographer in Western New York and is one the most experienced peripheral nerve hydrodissection specialists in the country. He has been performing ultrasound guided hydrodissection for the last fifteen years with greater than 90% success rate of relieving neuropathic pain of the trunk and limbs.
Hydrodisection solution typically includes a nerve prolotherapy solution of diluted dextrose, tissue repair peptides BPC and TB4, and medical ozone. Placenta Matrix is used for more severe cases.