Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time.
In a knee with OA, the fluid that cushions and lubricates the joints can break down and lose its ability to cushion your knee. Osteoarthritis mostly affects cartilage. Cartilage is the tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. When healthy, cartilage allows bones to glide over one another and provides a “shock absorber” function. The normal knee joint also contains a small amount of fluid called synovial fluid, which is a thick, gel-like substance that cushions the joint and provides lubrication to reduce friction.
Viscosupplementation is a procedure in which a thick fluid called hyaluronate is injected into the knee joint.
There are no cures for osteoarthritis, however, it is thought that hyaluronate will improve the lubricating properties of the synovial fluid, reduce the pain from osteoarthritis of the knee, improve mobility, and provide a higher and more comfortable level of activity.
Knee & Joint Pain 100 million Americans suffer from knee and joint pain In fact, this pain accounts for 25% of all visits to primary care physicians and half of all anti-inflammatory drug prescriptions. At Phoenix Integrated Medical Center we believe you can Rise Above with non surgical treatment options to relieve pain and naturally produce the best outcomes for you to get back to the life you desire.
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