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The Process of Hyaluronic Acid Treatment

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General

Osteoarthritis around the knee can happen to anybody, but it is more profound in older people. Over time, the pain becomes more and tough to move around with your knee. Doctors at Rio Grande Valley Orthopedics are likely to recommend oral medications and advise lifestyle modifications. In cases where hyaluronic acid treatment is recommended, here is what to expect.

Hyaluronic Acid Knee Pain Treatment

STEP 01

Making an Appointment

Making an Appointment

Set up an appointment with our knee pain specialists.

STEP 02

Physical Examination

Physical Examination

Our knee pain doctors will ask you a series of questions.
Closely examine your knee and run a few simple tests.

STEP 03

The
Process

The Process

Once the doctors have concluded their research, they will apply the specially formulated Hyalgan injection into your knee.

STEP 04

Post-Treatment Therapy

Post-Treatment Therapy

After treatment is provided you will go through a series of physical and electrotherapy with our specialists for insure a speedy and effective recovery.

What to expect

Following hyaluronic acid treatment of the knee, inform your doctor if you notice any signs of infection. The success of hyaluronic acid treatment methods varies for each person. A great deal of the treatment is dependent on how far your knee pain relief is progressing. Some individuals may respond well to the hyaluronic acid treatment, but others may feel no relief.

Doctors at Rio Grande Valley Orthopedics can proffer suitable advice in such cases about which hyaluronic acid treatment might be helpful. It is also expected you work carefully and talk to your doctor about all other treatment possibilities available. These other treatment possibilities may involve surgery or stronger pain medications.

 

Hyaluronic Acid Treatment

If you feel pain around your knee, it is possible you do not have sufficient hyaluronic acid in that area. The Hyaluronic acid is a substance which is found to be helpful in coating your cartilage and serves as a shock absorber and lubricant, so you can freely move your knee.

This treatment process also serves as a supplement to your hyaluronic acid and preserve your bones from scraping against one another. It may also assist in decreasing inflammation and bring about knee pain relief. The medications below are types and brands of hyaluronic acid treatment available today:

  • Sodium Hyaluronate (Supartz, Hyalgan, Euflexxa).
  • Hylan G-F 20 (Synvisc One, Synvisc).
  • High-Molecular-Weight Hyaluronan (Orthovisc, Monovisc).
  • Cross-Liked Hyaluronate (Gel-One).

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