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Viscosupplementation - Hyaluronan Injections - Joint Fluid Therapy

Information on viscosupplementation, joint fluid therapy and hyaluronan injections. These procedures involve the injection of gel-like substances (hyaluronates) into a joint to supplement the viscous properties of synovial fluid. Currently, these injections are approved for osteoarthritis of the knee joint, when more conservative treatments have failed. Use for other joints is being investigated.
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  7. Euflexxa Injections (16)
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  9. Orthovisc Injections (16)
  10. Supartz Injections (15)
  11. Synvisc Injections (20)

What Is Viscosupplementation?
A brief explanation and fast facts about viscosupplementation.

What Is Monovisc?
Monovisc is a single injection viscosupplement approved by the FDA in 2014 for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

What Is Euflexxa?
Euflexxa is among the hyaluronates used in the procedure known as viscosupplementation.

What Is Hyalgan?
Hyalgan is one of the options used during viscosupplementation.

What Is Orthovisc?
Orthovisc is one of the substances used during viscosupplementation, a treatment for knee osteoarhritis.

What Is Supartz?
Supartz injections are a treatment option for knee osteoarthritis.

What Is Synvisc?
Synvisc is among the substances used for viscosupplementation, a knee osteoarthritis treatment.

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Synvisc Injections May Delay Knee Surgery
Synvisc appears effective against pain in some patients with osteoarthritis of the knees and may delay the need for replacement surgery.

What Is Synvisc? Is Synvisc Only Used For The Knee?
A brief explanation of Synvisc and viscosupplementation.

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Viscosupplementation Treatment for Arthritis
A sticky or squeaking hinge can be "cured" with a drop of oil, so it makes sense that a hinge joint, like the knee, would also benefit from a little lubrication. That is the premise behind one new form of treatment for arthritis of the knee. The procedure, called viscosupplementation, injects a preparation of hyaluronic acid into the knee joint, from AAOS.

The Hyalgan Injection Procedure
Hyalgan injections are given as a series of 5 injections. Each injection is given once a week. Although the procedure may vary from medical provider to medical provider, the following is a general description of the injection technique, from The Center for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

Intra-articular Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis
Viscosupplementation for symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee is a newly available option. Experience with this treatment is growing as it becomes more widespread among orthopedic surgeons and rheumatologists, from American Academy of Family Physicians.

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