Knee Joint Injection - Hyaluronic Acid | Montvale Health

Knee Joint Injection – Hyaluronic Acid

Doctors at Montvale Health & Wellness use Viscosupplementation, a pain relieving knee injection for patients with Osteoarthritis (OA).

knee-jointViscosupplementation is a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injection. HA is a natural, gel-like substance found in the fluid of a healthy knee, which cushions and protects the joint. In osteoarthritis, there may not be enough HA, or the quality of the HA may decrease. When HA is injected into the knee, it replenishes the HA, helping to provide effective and long-lasting pain relief up to six months.

Viscosupplementation for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a chronic degenerative joint disease experienced by over 10 million people. OA wears away the cushioning tissue (or cartilage) of the knee joint and causes the thick fluid that lubricates the knee joint to become thinner and less effective. When the deterioration of cartilage becomes severe, the bones grind together, causing pain and stiffness.

The Benefits of Viscosupplementation

If you have OA of the knee and cannot find pain relief with traditional medications or physical therapy, consider viscosupplementation as a treatment option. Read more about its advantages below:

  • Pain treatment at its source — Unlike pills that can irritate your digestive system, viscosupplementation treats OA pain directly at the knee and is not distributed throughout the body.
  • Improved ability to perform everyday activities – OA patients who have had HA injections report that knee pain no longer interferes with their daily activities.

If you have OA and are interested in learning if you are a candidate for HA injections, make an appointment to talk to one of our experienced doctors.

Knee Joint Injection Team

  • Rick Lambert, MD
    Internal Medicine & Acupuncture
    Medical Director