What is Viscosupplementation?
Patients often suffer from joint pain when standing or stiffness after waking up from sleep or after prolonged sitting. This treatment is ideal for patients looking for relief from joint pain from bone on bone conditions and who want to avoid surgery.
Viscosupplementation is used to successfully treat mild to moderate cases of osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, and shoulders. It is a lubricating cushion injected between the rubbing bones, thus minimizing the pain and discomfort of osteoarthritis.
I have a complicated medical history. Is this treatment right for me?
Viscosupplementation interacts with very few medications, does not require any sedation, and is as simple as getting a shot. Patients with diabetes and other serious illnesses respond well to this treatment. It is non-invasive enough that most patients drive themselves home or return to work the same day after treatment.
Is this just another pain killer?
Most patients receiving this treatment have tried exercise, pain medications, or cortisone injections with little to no significant relief. Viscosupplementation does not mask pain. Instead, it lubricates and cushions to protect and preserve the joint, thereby decreasing the pain.
I have tried something like this before. Why are you any better?
Some patients have had Viscosupplementation treatments at other clinics with no success. We specialize in non-surgical options for treating arthritis. This allows us to dedicate our time and resources to obtaining the highest non-surgical success rate possible.
We use advanced image guidance to visualize proper placement of the medication. We focus on using the best technology to achieve your desired results. Although patients have decreased pain, improved mobility and a higher quality of life, Viscosupplementation is not permanent and may need to be repeated.
Am I a good candidate?
The only way to determine if you are a good candidate for Viscosupplementation treatment is be physically seen by one of our doctors. There may be other treatments that best suit your particular needs. Contact us today, set up an appointment and get a compete for review of your unique problem.
Do You Have:
- Pain going up stairs
- Stiffness after resting
- Difficulty kneeling