Viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis of the knee
Many people suffer from the pain and limited mobility that accompanies osteoarthritis – a common degenerative form of arthritis that affects the joints in many aging people, those with certain jobs, and athletes. When the healthy, smooth cartilage that coats the bones in the joints of the body wear away with age and stress from movement, the friction of the bone on bone rubbing causes pain and disrupt movements and life.
Viscosupplementation is a procedure in which a thick substance called hyaluronic acid is injected into the knee joint. The goal of the procedure is to add lubrication to the joint and decrease the pain and improve mobility.
James L. Carlisle, MD will be able to determine if you’re an appropriate candidate for viscosupplementation.
Contact Omega Rehabilitation and Spine today. James L. Carlisle, MD can evaluate and help plan effective treatment for occasional or chronic pain. If pain is a persistent or long-lasting problem in your everyday life, you shouldn’t wait a minute longer. Call today.