Visco-supplementation makes use of an agent known as hyaluronic acid which has simillar properties to synovial fluid. Although many studies have negated its role in advanced arthrits, early arthritis has been defined to have better results post visco-supplementation.
The pain relief and symptomatic improvement has no defined period with respect to time and extent of pain relief. This modality might be a choice for patients who have no pain relief despite conservative treatment for more than 6 weeks and are not willing for surgery.
The pros and cons should be briefly understood by the patient and attendants before undergoing the procedure. For more information, pleas feel free to connect with our orthopedic team at Arthrocenter.
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