Knee Viscosupplementation Injection
Osteoarthritis is a progressive chronic degenerative joint disease with the main pathology being the destruction of joint cartilage, inflammation of the synovial membrane or sclerosis of the underlying bone. The main goal in treatment is pain reduction and halting the disease progression.
Indication for visco supplementation treatment
A wide variety of treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee are available:
Non-pharmacological treatments: include education, exercise, lifestyle changes and physical therapies. TENS and acupuncture can also provide symptomatic pain relief.Pharmacological treatments: include pain killers, mainly non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), paracetamol and opioids.
Pharmacological treatments: include painkillers, mainly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), paracetamol and opioids.
Interventional treatments (Injections): include Intra-articular corticosteroid injections, which often provide transient symptom relief and viscosupplementation which may provide longer lasting pain relief.