Behind the Scan

Ultrasound-guided Peripheral Nerve Hydrodissection

January 26, 2022
1:00 p.m. PT
4:00 p.m. ET
45 minutes

Neuropathic pain can be caused by a number of factors including nerve entrapment and nerve compression from injury, bone spurs, tendinitis, and surgery. Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve hydrodissection may be performed to alleviate pain from peripheral nerve entrapments and neuropathic pain in general. Join Dr. Francois Louw as he reviews this safe and effective procedure and discusses various case examples.

What You'll Learn

Upon viewing this webinar, viewers will be able to provide better patient care by having a better understanding of how to:

  • Appraise the role of peripheral nerve fascial entrapment in causing neuropathic pain.
  • Discuss the rationale behind using 5% dextrose and other injectates.   
  • Highlight five common nerve entrapment syndromes that are responsive to this treatment.
  • Learn practical ultrasound guided nerve hydrodissection interventions that you can start doing Monday morning in the office!    

Your Presenter for this Webinar is:

Presenter: W Francois Louw, MD CCFP(EM), FCFP, MBChB (Pret), DA(SA), ECFMG, Adv. Dipl Pain Mgt CAPM (Interventional Pain Management)

Dr. Louw is a co-founder and treating physician at the Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre, the biggest comprehensive pain clinic in Canada. Dr. Louw is triple certified in GP Anaesthesia, ER medicine and Pain Medicine with multiple research interests in these fields. He serves as Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Dept. of Family and is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of EntheoTech, a bioscience company.

Dr. Louw is passionate about improving both physical and mental health, exploring new paradigms, always with deep compassion and putting the patient at the centre.

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