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Healthy Knee VS Knee With Osteoarthritis
The healthy knee cartilage acts as a shock absorber and a cushion between the bones and prevents the bone from taking the full impact of everyday walking ,running, twists and falls. A healthy knee also contains sufficient synovial fluid, a thick, gel-like liquid that reduces friction in the joint. A substance in the synovial fluid called hyaluronic acid acts as the joint’s “grease” and provides lubrication between bones and cartilage. In Osteoarthritis however, the synovial fluid becomes less viscous and its lubricating, shock-absorbing and filtering abilities are reduced. The coating over the surface of the joint breaks down, leaving the cartilage exposed to mechanical and inflammatory damage.
What is Viscosupplementation
Our aim at Genesis Medical Clinic is to provide knee pain relief without unnecessary knee replacement surgery.
If the conservative approach of OTC medicine, exercise, physical therapy and even weight loss has failed to reduce knee pain then it is time to consider a better, non-habit forming, non-surgical treatment aka viscosupplementation.
In the search for less invasive treatments that provide greater relief, researchers discovered the benefits of lubrication injections, or viscosupplementation. Viscosupplements are doses of hyaluronic acid that are injected into the knee and into the synovial fluid. This is a relatively new form of treatment for knee OA. Viscosupplementation has become more popular and more widely accepted, and is FDA approved. The additional hyaluronic acid fills the joint area and increases lubrication in the joint, making movement much easier. Researchers also think that the injection of hyaluronic acid may stimulate the body to produce more of its own hyaluronic acid, which will further cushion the joint and make the effects of the injections last longer.
Why Hyaluronic Acid Injections?
At Genesis Medical Clinic we strive to provide the best possible treatment for your knee Osteoarthritis. We treat our patients with only the most natural and pure substance available today to treat knee osteoarthritis. Hyalronic acid injections are a non-invasive knee pain treatment which
✔️Cushions your joint
✔️Lubricates your joint
✔️Binds with the fluid producing cells within your joint to teach them to start producing THICK fluid again!
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