Viscous supplement injections


Viscosupplementation supplements the body’s natural fluids through the injection of  hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance. It is used to treat conditions that decrease the elasticity and viscosity of lubricating fluids of a joint. This injection is currently approved to treat patients with osteoarthritis of the knees. The patient may experience some local pain, tenderness, and minor swelling at the site of injection for a few days after the injection. The effects of this treatment usually last for approximately six to twelve months.

We offer viscosupplementation for patients who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knees.

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sources: http://arthritis.about.com/od/kneetreatments/g/viscosupplement.htm

http://www.healthline.com/health/osteoarthritis-viscosupplements-expert-qa

 

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