Viscosupplementation is a fast and effective treatment for osteoarthritis, and it involves injections of a hyaluronic acid solution into the knee joint.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring fluid of the healthy joint that acts as a lubricant and helps bones move effortlessly while simultaneously providing shock absorption for joint loads. It also seems to act as an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving agent.
Viscosupplentation injections are believed to stimulate the production of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid.
Viscosupplentation and You
At AESM, we have administered viscosupplementation to relieve pain in many of our patients, and we are more than happy to meet with you discuss your candidacy for the treatment. Depending on the source and resulting issues of your osteoarthritis, your AESM team member may suggest a regimen that includes not only viscosupplementation but also and .
Many athletes who suffer from this degenerative disease do not need surgery to properly manage their osteoarthritis symptoms. At Athletic Edge Sports Medicine, we offer a customized program to suit your exact needs and goals. We are dedicated to helping you take control over your osteoarthritis, and to help you play to your full potential.
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If you would like to discuss your osteoarthritis treatment options, or talk about whether or not vsicosupplemtation is right for you, please today.