Non-Surgical Solutions for Treating Pain
Dr. Philip Lim's Medical Musculoskeletal Clinic

Shoulder Joint Hydrodilation

The shoulder joint is very complex. Orthodox treatment is often slow with poor outcome especially for a frozen shoulder diagnosis.

Shoulder joint hydrodilation involves:

  • Real-time ultrasound guidance for needle placement in the main joint capsule of the gleno-humeral joint.
  • Injecting a solution of 8-10mL of usually 25% Dextrose with 1% local anaesthetic effectively stretching the joint capsule, as well as allowing the humeral head to free up from any adhesions.
  • The dextrose solution also has the effect of stimulating the glenohumeral ligaments to regenerate. (see prolotherapy)