Viscosupplementation injections

Non-surgical treatments to treat knee arthritis include medication, physical therapy, losing weight and corticosteroid injections. If these treatments aren’t working well you could try a procedure called viscosupplementation.

Your doctor will inject hyaluronic acid into your knee joints. Hyaluronic acid is a gel like substance commonly used in cosmetic surgery. It is produced naturally in the body to provide lubrication. Many people who suffer from knee arthritis have a low concentration of hyaluronic acid surrounding their joints.

The injection of gel boosts the level of hyaluronic acid which may decrease pain and facilitate better movement.

For further reading:

OrthoInfo: Viscosupplementation Injections for Knee Arthritis