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Mesotherapy

First, it is a French invention!

Mesotherapy was founded in 1952 by Dr. Pistor who had the brilliant idea -├┤ how simple - to keep the average distance between the drug and the difficulty processing.

Recognized in 1987 by the National Academy of Medicine as part of conventional medicine. Then comes the university degree along with Meso returned to the hospital.

In 2005, health insurance creates an act of Mesoamerica in the treatment of pain.


What is Mesotherapy?

It is the treatment of certain diseases by local injection of small doses of drugs. These injections are very superficial (1 to 13 mm) and somewhat painful.

The material (syringes and needles) used is obviously sterile and disposable good.

Injections may be "manual" with syringe and needle or "assisted" an electronic injector.


What products are used in mesotherapy?

Always products authorized by the French National Authority for Health and available in Pharmacy: anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, anti-oed├ęmatieux, vasodilators, calcitonin, magnesium, vitamins, etc.

The syringe contains 2-3 products to the maximum.

CORTISONE EVER! This is not an infiltration!


That stings we Mesotherapy you?

Everybody! Men, women (including pregnant) and children.


What can it heal?

* Sports Trauma: tendinitis, sprains, shin splints, contractures, bruises, etc.
* The osteoarthritis pain: back, knees, ankles, etc.
* Neuralgia and some headache of spinal origin.
* Fibrous scars (with adhesions).



The great advantages of Mesotherapy.

Meso enables a local treatment without flooding the entire drug organization. In addition, the use of very small doses of medication, diluted and low passage into the general circulation allow to minimize the side effects.

One thinks especially of gastrointestinal or renal side effects of anti-inflammatory. Studies show that some athletes are taking anti-inflammatory drugs for up to 3 months per year.

The treatment is administered during the session and so there is no problem of observance of home order.

even unique privileged way to support some problems scar adhesion, hematoma.

The therapeutic effect is extended beyond several days, against some minutes to some hours for intra muscular or intra venous injections. In fact, the Meso often allows the pursuit of sporting activity during treatment.

It is also a preferred therapeutic option for elderly or poly medicated people, who want and can try another route of administration.


The disadvantages of Mesotherapy.

It stings ! The principle being multiple injections of very small amounts of drugs.

The rehearsal sessions. Most pathologies encountered in sports medicine require 2-4 sessions Meso spaced 5 to 15 days.

In some cases, there may be an increase, very temporary, pain the day after the meeting.

In exceptional infectious complications due to aseptic problems or the use of non-disposable equipment. These complications are almost exclusive to the Meso-aesthetic which is not discussed here.


In conclusion

Mesotherapy is a very useful tool in sports medicine, it helps to provide a quick drug, effective and sustained for many common conditions provided it is used appropriately.

It should be part of the physician's therapeutic panel of sports as well as physical therapy, rehabilitation, podiatry care.

Doctor Charles AISENBERG. - 15 juin 2010.

Conflicts of interest: the author or authors have no conflicts of interest concerning the data published in this article.

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