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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 7920438, 17 pages
Research Article

Transition from Deep Regional Blocks toward Deep Nerve Hydrodissection in the Upper Body and Torso: Method Description and Results from a Retrospective Chart Review of the Analgesic Effect of 5% Dextrose Water as the Primary Hydrodissection Injectate to Enhance Safety

1Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
2KH Lam Musculoskeletal Pain Management and Sports Injury Centre, Kowloon, Hong Kong
3The Hong Kong Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
4Private Practice PM&R and Pain Management, Roeland Park, KS, USA
5Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Stanley K. H. Lam; moc.liamg@hkmalrd

Received 16 December 2016; Revised 19 March 2017; Accepted 24 July 2017; Published 1 October 2017

Academic Editor: Jui-An Lin

Copyright © 2017 Stanley K. H. Lam et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Video 1 shows the actual procedure for stellate ganglion hydrodissection using D5W.

Video 2 shows the actual procedure for interscalene brachial plexus hydrodissection using D5W.

Video 3 shows the actual procedure for supraclavicular brachial plexus hydrodissection using D5W.

Video 4 shows the actual procedure for C6 nerve root hydrodissection using D5W.

Video 5 shows the actual procedure for paravertebral space hydrodissection using D5W.

Video 6 explains how to use ultrasound to count the levels of the thoracic spinal nerves.

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