Viscosupplementation - Osteoarthritis Treatment
Viscosupplementation is a noninvasive regenerative treatment used to treat joint conditions. This treatment most commonly treats osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the joint and causes synovial fluid reduction within the joint. This join condition can be caused by age, weight, or genetics. Our regenerative specialists are proud to provide our patients with the viscosupplementation treatment to help heal moderate to severe joint conditions.
Candidates for Viscosupplementation:
At Centers of Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, it is our focus to meet with the patient to diagnose their condition. During a consultation appointment, the doctor will perform a physical examination and other tests to identify the area of concern. If a joint condition is diagnosed, the regenerative specialist will create a personalized viscosupplementation treatment plan for the patient. The doctor will spend time reviewing the treatment plan with the patient and answering any question they may have about the process.
Advantages of Viscosupplementation Treatment
The regenerative specialist will inject hyaluronic acid into the joint to replace the synovial fluid. The doctor will carefully pinpoint the damaged area while the patient is under a local anesthetic. The injection is placed in the joint on the side of the knee. The doctor will spend time educating the patient on the recovery process. Treatment sessions will depend on the severity of the patient’s condition. Patients may experience slight discomfort and minor swelling following the viscosupplementation treatment. Pain relief may be felt within a few days of the treatment.
If you are suffering from joint pain, please reach out to our office today to schedule your consultation with one of our regenerative specialists.