VISCOSUPPLEMENTATION INJECTIONS

 

Viscosupplementation: viscosupplementation is a procedure in which a preparation of hyaluronic acid is injected into the knee joint. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the synovial (joint) fluid. It acts as a lubricant to enable bones to move smoothly over each other and as a shock absorber for joint loads. People with osteoarthritis ("wear-and-tear" arthritis) have a lower-than-normal concentration of hyaluronic acid in their joints. Viscosupplementation may be a therapeutic option for individuals with osteoarthritis of the knee. Viscosupplementation has been shown to relieve pain in many patients who cannot get relief from other conservative therapies or medications. Several preparations of hyaluronic acid are now commercially available.  The injections are typically given in a series of 3-5 injections, separated one week apart.  Other manufacturers offer a single injection.   The procedure is a simple injection, performed in the office.

These mainly contain hyaluronic acid and there are various products (Euflexxa, Hylagan, Supartz, Synvisc, Orthovisc, etc.)

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