T2- Viscosupplement Injection
Viscosupplementation is a procedure that involves injecting hyaluronic acid, a gel-like fluid, directly into the joint. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the synovial fluid surrounding the joints to reduce friction during movement.
People with osteoarthritis generally have less hyaluronic acid in their joints than they should. This causes symptoms like pain, stiffness, and swelling. Viscosupplementation is to replace this hyaluronic acid so that it may help reduce symptoms.
During viscosupplementation (hyalgan; DualVis etc) treatment for osteoarthritis, the Sports Medicine Physician injects hyaluronic acid into your joint. This thick fluid may help reduce pain and swelling and importantly lubricate your arthritic knee joint.
Benefits of Viscosupplement Injection
This thick hyaluronic acid is an important component of your joint’s natural synovial fluid. If you have osteoarthritis in your joints, then an injection of additional hyaluronic acid is essential. While this procedure is not a permanent cure, it can reduce your knee or joint pain significantly. The benefits include;
- can ease the pain of osteoarthritis through injections that replenish what is lacking in the joint’s synovial fluid.
- can make it much easier to walk, sit, and perform everyday tasks.
- can significantly reduce swelling and pain, since your joint should have plenty more lubrication