Intra-Articular Viscoelastic Supplementation
While there is still no cure for osteoarthritis, viscoelastic supplementation is a promising treatment for patients suffering from joint pain. Working to decrease pain and restore mobility, Dr. Kayal and his team of surgeons may recommend viscoelastic supplementation as a minimally invasive alternative to surgery.
During intra-articular (joint) therapy, a component of the body’s naturally occurring synovial fluid—called hyaluronana (HA) or hyaluronic acid—is injected into the irritated joint. These localized injections are given over a period of weeks, during which time the viscoelastic supplements replace the diseased synovial fluid. Based upon your medical history and symptoms, your doctor will recommend the best viscosupplement for your needs. Options include:
Benefits of Intra-Articular Viscoelastic Supplementation
As we age, we lose our joints’ elastic quality. Intra-articular viscoelastic supplementation restores lubrication around the joint, which may decrease pain and immobility. Additional benefits of intra-articular viscoelastic supplementation include:
- Minimally invasive procedure with little downtime
- Guided placement through fluoroscopy or ultrasound
- Relief from pain & swelling
- Improved mobility & range of motion
- Protection of cartilage & soft tissue
Schedule a NJ Intra-Articular Viscosupplementation Consultation
To learn more about Dr. Robert Kayal, MD, FAAOS & his team, click here. To schedule an appointment to discuss viscosupplementation and other minimally invasive procedures, contact our New Jersey facilities by dialing 201.447.3880 in Glen Rock or 201.560.0711 in Franklin Lakes. It is our pleasure to provide you with New Jersey’s most innovative and compassionate cellular therapies and orthobiologic treatment options!