Scar Tissue Causing Saphenous Nerve Entrapment: Percutaneous Scar Release and Fat Grafting

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Abstract

Summary:

Painful neuropathies can be caused by nerve compression or neuromas. Nerve compressions can arise from scar adhesions causing painful posttraumatic entrapment of nerve branches via fibrosis. The classical treatment methods include neurolysis and nerve transposition. In this case, we present the treatment of recurrent scar entrapment of the saphenous nerve with percutaneous neurolysis and lipofilling in a patient who had previously undergone an open neurolysis procedure. Resolution of the condition without any complications was noted during the 2-month clinical follow-up. Percutaneous neurolysis and lipofilling are shown to be safe and reproducible methods for the treatment of neuropathic compressive scars.

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