Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. It is a degenerative,"wear-and-tear" type of arthritis that occurs most often in people 50 years of age and older, but may occur in younger people, too. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the knee joint gradually wears away. The team at Beneficial Health Medical Center can help you to get the knee pain relief you deserve! Our clinic offers a new, Non- Invasive and Non-surgical solution that is safe, gentle and effective treatment for people who suffer from knee pain.
Viscosupplementation as it is known is a medical procedure during which a lubricating fluid is injected into your joint. This is also called hyaluronic acid injections or hyaluronan injections, viscosupplementation is most commonly used to treat your symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. This hyaluronic acid is a key component of the joint fluid in healthy joints, and it is found to be in lower concentrations in osteoarthritic knee joints.
By adding hyaluronic acid to the existing joint fluid of an osteoarthritic knee, the goal is to:
Typical candidates for viscosupplementation are people with knee osteoarthritis who have failed to improve with other non-surgical treatments i.e. cortisone injections.
Traditionally, knee injections are given "blind," requiring the practitioner to have a certain degree of delicacy, experience and anatomical know how. Even then, there was no guarantee of success. At Beneficial Health Medical Center we largely avoid the hit-or-miss approach that can miss the target area as much as 30% of the time. We use guided digital imaging so that you can rest assured you get the most pain relief possible with viscosupplementation.