Mesochelation is the technique of percutaneous hydrotomy coupled with the use of EDTA (ethyl diamine tetra acetic acid) following a well-established protocol (meso-dilution). In a degenerative condition such as arthritis, percutaneous hydrotomy and meso-chelation may have a combined action on the etio-physiopathological process, namely:
- Injectable local osteo-articular hydration, targeted at the degenerative lesion. In the future, the validated use of trace elements or seawater will be of real benefit to the practitioner.
- Mesochelation, by its qualities, permits locoregional “detoxification” of heavy metals and calcium, which constitutes a serious problem in arthritic articulation, producing especially destructive articular mechanical stresses. Arthritis appears to be caused by a calcium distribution disorder within the bones, leading, on the one hand to osteoporosis inside the bone and, on the other, to marginal peripheral osteophytosis with radiological osteo-condensation (see diagrams of lumbar arthritis and arthritis of the knee) (bony spines).
- The microcirculation can also play an important part in disrupting the degenerative process. Its local deficiency lies at the root of the underlying pathological state. E.g. In arthritis of the internal compartment of the knee, patients are often observed to have large varicose veins with a history of phlebitis against a background of obesity.
Thus, hydrotomy and meso-chelation will be the new techniques that may improve a certain number of compressive degenerative conditions (arthritis) by locally initiating various essential processes: microcirculation, hydration, nutrition and detoxification.
- Tendinitis with calcifying peripheral hyperostosis (e.g. tennis elbow)
- Articular chondrocalcinosis (knee)
- Inflammatory exostoses (trochanteritis)
- After-effects of chronic illnesses of the locomotor apparatus