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Orthovisc / viscosupplementation

Viscosupplementation is a medical procedure for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee or other joints in individuals whose pain has failed to respond adequately to conservative approaches.

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Orthovisc / viscosupplementation

Viscosupplementation is a medical procedure for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee or other joints in individuals whose pain has failed to respond adequately to conservative approaches. Often utilized to stop pain by Dr. Nikesh Seth, some may know this procedure to be called hyaluronan injections or hyaluronic acid injections. Brand names of viscosupplementation solutions include Hylagan, Orthovisc, Euflexxa, Supartz, and Synvisc – all of which we use at Peak Health and Wellness. In the procedure, a thick gel with a natural protein, hyaluronan or hyaluronic acid, is injected into the knee joint to provide lubrication and reduce inflammation.

 

Injections can be an alternative to knee surgery, while others rely on these injections for relief from chronic pain caused by an injury or osteoarthritis.

Damaged Knee

The hyaluronic acid knee injection procedure

Viscosupplementation works by artificially supplementing the fluid in the joint which increases the viscosity or thickness of the lubrication. After proper sterilization, a needle is placed into the joint under live ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. A pre-filled syringe of viscosupplementation is then injected into the joint to help loosen the knee and reduce friction thereby decreasing pain, minimizing inflammation, and improving motion. This artificial lubrication would ideally “save” your knee from further deterioration and help you to avoid surgery.

Typical benefits of hyaluronan fluid injections in knees and other joints

Adds lubrication to the joint which restores movement and minimizes pain
Facilitates better knee movement
Slows the progression of the arthritis
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Conditions treated with orthovisc / hylagan

Knee pain, hip pain, and osteoarthritis are common for many adults in the United States including athletes, weekend warriors, and workers who have spent years on their feet. The degeneration of cartilage and tissue within the joint often begins as subtle discomfort and leads to severe pain over time. While knee and other joint injections cannot reverse osteoarthritis, they can help reduce the debilitating symptoms of pain and inflammation associated with it.
Near immediate pain relief versus an over the counter medication
Hip osteoarthritis (OA) and degeneration
Shoulder osteoarthritis (OA) and degeneration
Rotator cuff syndrome
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