Knee pain caused by osteoarthritis can limit your mobility and impact your quality of life. Our team at Medici Spine & Pain has effective non-invasive treatment options available to help patients with chronic knee pain improve their mobility and enjoy their life. One of the treatment options we offer is Hyalgan® injections that can provide relief for up to six months for those with osteoarthritis in the knee.
What is Hyalgan®?
Hyalgan® is the brand-name for a type of sodium hyaluronate product, also known as hyaluronic acid. This product is used to treat knee osteoarthritis pain that has not responded to other conservative treatments. Hyalgan® is delivered to the knee joint with an intra-articular injection. There is usually a series of three to five injections spaced one week apart to achieve the best results.
The purpose of Hyalgan® injections is to help lubricate the knee joint to reduce friction and pain. Hyaluronic acid is one of the components in synovial fluid in the knee joint that lubricates and cushions the bones during movement. Hyaluronic acid production decreases with age, and it is believed that supplementing it through Hyalgan® injections creates smoother joint movement. This can result in less pain and better mobility for those with osteoarthritis in the knee.
Hyalgan® injections are FDA-approved for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis and have few to no side effects. Most side effects are linked to the injection process, not the product. Slight bruising or tenderness after the injection can occur but will dissipate quickly.
If you have osteoarthritis that is causing knee pain and limiting your mobility, contact our team at Medici Spine & Pain. We have clinics in the greater Atlanta area with pain physicians that can help design an effective treatment plan to give you relief. We offer Hyalgan® injections and a multidisciplinary approach to give our patients long-term relief from chronic knee pain.