Knee Injection Therapy
Knee injection therapy is one of the less invasive treatments for Osteoarthritis of the knee. Knee Injection Therapy, also called viscosupplementation, is a procedure involving the injection of a gel-like substance (Hyaluronan) into the joint. This procedure is often used to treat Osteoarthritis by increasing the amount of nutrients present in synovial fluid, the fluid in your joints that feed and nourish joint cartilage. The nutrients in Hyaluronan are a natural component in human tissue and are important to the body’s flexibility and mobility.
Extensive research shows that Hyaluronan injections are highly effective in alleviating chronic knee pain. The injections work to supplement the viscous properties of synovial fluid of the knee, restoring elasticity, lubrication and mobility of the affected joint. If you have been told you need knee surgery or a total knee replacement, knee injection may be an effective alternative, preventing or postponing the need for more invasive procedures. If you have questions about this procedure please get in touch with us or come in for a visit to learn more.
Hyaluronan injections are safe and minimally invasive, the benefits can last for several months, up to a year.
Hyaluronan injections can:
- Slow cartilage breakdown
- Allow increased activity
- decrease knee pain
Accurate placement of the Hyaluronic injection is key to its success.
Using fluoroscopy, our physicians precisely locate the area in your knee that will provide you with the best outcomes.
If you are experiencing frequent knee pain, swelling, stiffness, and/or loss of motion, schedule your initial evaluation. Reflex is highly successful in treating this condition safely and effectively – without surgery.
Call us today to schedule your initial evaluation at (503) 719-6783.